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Wall to Wall Harlem Resonance: Highlights
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This project is funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.




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+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 05/11/2013 at Symphony Space.

This one hour highlights recording comprises some of the best of Wall to Wall Harlem Resonance, a day-long journey through the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance to the vibrant cultural scene thriving in Harlem today. (Note: due to techinical issues, this highlights recording comprises the best of the performances in the 5:00-11:00 blocks, Harlem Speaks and Harlem Nights.)

+ About the Music

From Twilight in Harlem: A Theatrical/Musical/Fashion Show
Randal Jacobs, creative director
Dario Calmese, stage director
Dandy Wellington, music director
Lana Turner, fashion
Omar Lawrence-Campbell, costume designer

The Cast
Ana ‘Marie' Hoffman (Lana Fontaine)
Royce Barrera (Rhett Freeman)
Special appearance by Carmen de Lavallade (the Mystery Woman)
Rebecca Allan (the Landlady)

The Company
Akira-Adel, Ernesto Araujo, Melvin Clark, Alicia Dellimore, Jude Evans, Dewitt Fleming Jr., Valton Jackson, Natalia Johnson, Nedra Jones, Brian Lawton, Darius Leyland, Terry Lovette, Marcia Meade, Brianna Michelle, Brandon Parker, Yinka Parris, Victor Reddick, Samantha L. Siegal, Jerijah West

Dandy Wellington and His Band
Dandy Wellington, bandleader
Peter Anderson, Stantwan Kendrick, Yunie Mojica, reeds
Michael R. Davis, Wayne Tucker, trumpets
Shannon Barnett, trombone
Jesse Gelber, piano and arrangements
Walter Stinson, bass
Kevin McDonald, drums

Movement from Ennanga by William Grant Still
Harlem Chamber Players
Brandee Younger, harp; Ashley Horne, violin; Monica Davis, violin; Adam Hill, viola; Lawrence Zoernig, cello; Evelyn Golz, piano

"St. James Infirmary," from A Harlem Renaissance Jazz Cabaret
Tamara Tunie and Gregory Generet, vocals
Mike Renzi, musical director and piano,
Benny Benack III, trumpet
Gary Hasse, bass 

Urban Word NYC Showcase
Hosted by Mikal Amin Lee and Sonia Manzano
Performance by Darren Arthur

Duke Ellington Medley

Langston Hughes: "Weary blues"
John Coltrane: Giant Steps
Gil Scott Heron Remix

Mighty Third Rail
Darian Dauchan, poet, vocals, beatboxer
Curtis Stewart, violin
Ian J. Baggette, bass


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