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February 2020

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Questions That Matter: Reporting the Middle East

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Humanities Institute and the Center for the Middle East and North Africa present: Questions That Matter: Reporting the Middle East and the Future of Investigative Journalism Veteran NPR journalists Hannah Allam & Leila Fadel, in conversation with Jennifer Derr Associate Professor of History at UCSC, discuss their careers in journalism in the Middle East and their current work on culture, diversity, race, and extremism in the United States. This event celebrates the launch of the new Center for the…

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March 2020

Fly Higher: Charlie Parker @ 100 – Co-Musical Directors – Rudresh Mahanthappa & Terri Lyne Carrington

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kuumbwa Jazz presents acclaimed co-musical directors Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) celebrating one of the most innovative and influential artists in modern musical history and examine his impact in pop, hip-hop, rap, rock, and jazz. Joined by a superb lineup including Charenée Wade (vocals), Adam O’Farrill (trumpet), Kris Davis (piano), Larry Grenadier (bass) and Kassa Overall (DJ), Mahanthappa and Carrington will honor Charlie Parker’s centennial year by showcasing “Bird’s” uncompromising musical joy, humor, and beauty by…

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May 2020

Kuumbwa Jazz & Indexical Present: Moor Mother & Las Sucias

May 15 @ 7:30 pm
Moor Mother

Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) is a nationally- and internationally-touring musician, poet, visual artist, and workshop facilitator, and has performed at numerous festivals, colleges, galleries, and museums around the world, sharing the stage with King Britt, Roscoe Mitchell, Claudia Rankine, bell hooks, and more. Her most recent album, Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes, is the culmination of all of her earthly experiences merged with all of her cosmic ones. On Analog Fluids, haunting slave narratives are presented as dystopian allegory and negro spirituals are…

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