Romare Bearden's Sirens to Die For
March 06, 2020
Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129 St., New York, NY 10027 The Lantern (Eighth Floor)
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This evening’s multiform presentations reflect on Homer’s fatally alluring Sirens as refigured by the African American painter Romare Bearden, whose Odysseus and musicians are people of color. Collaborating on Robert G. O’Meally’s talk on this subject will be the singer Christine Correa and her gathering of jazz voices and instrumentalists, performing songs of political intervention and deep love—songs to die for.
Robert G. O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Christine Correa, program music director
Featuring: Andrew Boudreau (keyboard), Oliva Harris (voice), Kanoa Mendenhall (bass), Dayeon Seok (drums)
Co-presented with The Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia University in conjunction with the Year of Water.
AN INTERDISCIPLINARY INVESTIGATION OF WATER | Throughout the next two semesters, the University will hold art exhibits, concerts, lectures, and symposia focused on the Earth's most precious resource in all of its social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental complexities.MORE INFORMATION