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Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration

February 17 @ 7:30 PM PST

Jason Moran & Alicia Hall

In a series of “gripping portraits of a vast social upheaval” (Chicago Tribune), Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran’s deeply personal presentation Two Wings explores the Great Migration of six million Black Americans from the rural South to northern cities, the West, and beyond.

The husband and wife duo—he a MacArthur Fellow and acclaimed jazz composer and pianist, she a celebrated classical vocalist and composer—trace their family histories through the music that accompanied these brave travelers throughout the 20th century, from Harlem Renaissance-era jazz tunes, gospel hymns, bebop standards, and Broadway show tunes, to classical and chamber music and the Morans’ own compositions. The program even passes through California, where both families put down roots and where Hall Moran was born.

Two Wings also references influential texts by Black authors, historians, and poets. The production, in its West Coast premiere, will be recreated especially for Cal Performances audiences, with a star-studded roster of performers, writers, thinkers, and special guests.

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Date:
February 17
Time:
7:30 PM PST
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Website:
https://calperformances.org/events/2021-22/jazz/two-wings-2122/

Organizer

Cal Performances
Phone:
510.642.9988
Email:
tickets@calperformances.org
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Venue

Zellerbach Hall
2499 Bancroft St.
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Phone:
510.642.9988
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