Yusef Lateef Centennial Celebration via UMASS/Amherst - STREAMING

Friday @ 7:30 pm

To mark the centenary of Yusef Lateef’s birth, the UMass Fine Arts Center will celebrate his life with a multi-faceted, on-line project that will include: a live virtual concert, an exhibit of his visual art, a photo gallery of images, readings of scholarly papers relating to Lateef, dramatic readings of his fiction, film excerpts about Lateef, and 100 short video responses to Lateef by a cross-section of musicians, writers, former students, friends, colleagues and family. Five improvisers will each play short solo pieces to open the exhibit including Adam Rudolph (percussion,) Gwen Laster (violin,) Alexis Marcello (piano,) Fay Victor (voice,) Douglas Ewart (reeds). Performance approximately one hour.

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