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August Wilson Center - Front & Center » Blog Archive » Slaves, Sugar and Rum - offCenter performance - “Amplifying African American Voices”

Slaves, Sugar and Rum - offCenter performance

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Editor’s Note: Christiane D is an August Wilson Center Fellow (2010-11 Season).

Slaves, Sugar and Rum

Ken Foley and I perform as a duo at last year’s offCenter at the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh. The poem was originally commissioned by Mary Martin and performed the Heinz History Center with my father on keys. It’s about the history and influence of Jazz. beginning in Africa and ending in America. Video by Shawnee Lake. This is but an excerpt.

Enjoy!

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