Reuben James and Ivanno Jeremiah: The Harlem Renaissance

L'Aubette Live

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A photo of Theo van Doesburg's Cafe L'Aubette in Strasbourg

An evening of poetry and jazz in the Gallery, inspired by the infectious energy of the Harlem Renaissance.

Globe-trotting jazz pianist Reuben James will explore the music of Fats Waller and Duke Ellington, while actor Ivanno Jeremiah reads poems by Langston Hughes and James Weldon Johnson.

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening throughout Into the Night, the galleries will come to life with performance in the exhibition’s recreation of Strasbourg’s iconic L’Aubette (1928), focusing on the vitality and diversity of jazz as performed across the globe. The evenings are co-curated with Mark Kavuma, a prominent young trumpet player on the British jazz scene.

The performance starts at 7pm and is free with an Into the Night exhibition ticket. 

Please note that the performance finishes at approximately 8pm and the gallery closes at 9pm.

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photo of Erna Schmidt Caroll Berlin

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