Thursday, February 21, 8PM, Bowker Auditorium
Trombonist and composer Craig Harris composed “Souls Within the Veil”, in 2003 to commemorate the centennial of W. E. B. Du Bois’ seminal work, “The Souls of Black Folk”. A 10-piece ensemble interprets Harris’ musical score, which captures the book’s timeless social commentary, using Du Bois’ concept of Double Consciousness, the ”two-ness” of being African and as well as American. Harris has been a major figure in jazz since the mid-70s when he began associations with Sun Ra, Abdullah Ibrahim, David Murray, Lester Bowie and Sekou Sundiata.
General Admission: $12; $7 students