Songs of Freedom
Presented by Texas Performing Arts
Presented in partnership with the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, KUT-FM, and KUTX’s Sunday Morning Jazz with Jay Trachtenberg
This performance is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Under the direction of Grammy Award-winning drummer, Ulysses Owens Jr., the 1960s are explored through the work of three prolific artists: Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln, and Nina Simone—all of whom shaped the music and culture of the 1960s through their artistry. Each artist expressed freedom in various ways. Joni composed and sang about the freedom of love, Abbey expressed freedom of her individuality and race through her lyricism, and Nina demanded political freedom through song.
Ulysses Owens Jr. leads a jazz ensemble and a trio of extraordinary featured vocalists including classically-trained jazz artist Alicia Olatuja, Grammy Award-nominated Theo Bleckmann, and vocalist/composer/theatrical performer René Marie, in a celebration of the impact and vast repertoire of three musical changemakers.
Feb. 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Feb. 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM
To make special arrangements for your course, contact:
Brenda Simms, Program Coordinator, Education & Curriculum Development, Campus & Community Engagement
Date and Time
McCullough Theatre 2375 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin Texas 78712