Awadagin Pratt: Black in America
Monday, October 4 | 6:30 p.m. | King Center Concert Hall
Carried by graphic accounts of being stopped by police for driving while black, Black in America chronicles Awadagin Pratt's life from the time he was a music student in Baltimore through his ascent to international acclaim.
The multimedia performance infuses music, still and moving images created by filmmaker Alrick Brown, and a narrative written and delivered by Pratt. Joining Pratt in this performance is CU Denver violin professor, Gregory Walker, and members of the Colorado Symphony.
This performance is part of the U.S. premiere of Pratt’s social commentary and will represent only the third time it has been performed in America.
Driven by the shared belief that every child deserves the opportunity to develop a creative life, the College of Arts & Media (CAM) and Awadagin Pratt invite patrons to create greater access to arts education by making a contribution of any size to CU Denver’s LYNX National Arts & Media Camps