Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran
Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration
Jason and Alicia Hall Moran's deeply personal new concert experience explores the Great Migration of six million African Americans from the rural South to northern cities and beyond. The duo draws upon their own family lore and stories--both harrowing and inspired—of this historic movement with music from rhythm and blues to gospel, classical to Broadway, work songs to rock, and more. The performance features Grammy—winning vocalist Smokie Norful; Grammy—nominated operatic tenor Lawrence Brownlee; Grammy—nominated woodwind quintet Imani Winds; and the Sweet Heaven Kings, the premier brass band at the United House of Prayer in Washington.