Tuesday, December 13, 2016

City of Asylum Presents Three Events This Week

Bassist William Parker Joins Dance Choreographer Patricia Nelson


December is in full swing at the City of Asylum in Pittsburgh's North Side... This week, jazz, films, and films about jazz are being featured! 

Join themat 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14th for Studies in Freedom, a jazz concert featuring legendary bassist William Parker with dance collaboration from choreographer Patricia Nicholson. This collaborative set will be followed by a Q&A focusing on “the role of the artist in our community and the importance of maintaining our humanity.”     

This Thursday, at 7 p.m. on December 15th, join them for a screening of Salma courtesy of the Sembène – The Film & Art Festival. Salma explores the life of South India's most famous poet as she discovers her own freedom and challenges the traditions of her village.

Theyve added another great film to thier calendar! At 7 p.m. on Friday, December 16th, the Sembène – The Film & Art Festival hosts a screening of Keep on Keepin' On. Shot over the course of five years, this documentary depicts the friendship of music legend and teacher Clark Terry and Justin Kauflin, a blind piano prodigy suffering from debilitating stage fright.

All three events are free and presented at Alphabet City, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh. Phone 412-323-0278 

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