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An Evening of Harlem Renaissance Poetry

2011-01-13

Germano's Trattoria


300 South High Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
For Reservations Telephone: 410-752-4515
www.germanostrattoria.com
Sunday, February 27, 2011 

 
Washington, DC, January 13, 2011 — Germano's presents An Evening of Harlem Renaissance Poetry performed by Rufus Tiéfing Stevenson and Sarah Margaret
Jespersen, Sunday, February 27, 2011, at 7:00 PM. The poems are authored by Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Richard Wright, Robert Hayden, Sterling Brown, and James Weldon Johnson provide an anthology tracing the history of the African Americans from pre-captivity to the present time. The recitations are performed against the
backdrop of music by such luminaries as Charlie "Bird" Parker, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.

Mr. Stevenson is a former United States Diplomat and a graduate of Morehouse College. He is an Africanist by training through The Paul H. Nitz School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University; and the curator and CEO of Jah Kente International, Inc.

Ms. Jespersen, who holds a Masters Degree in English, has studied in Jamaica, England and the United States. Her recent book of poetry is entitled Dedication de l'amour was published in 2009 by IUniverse. Enjoy this evening of eclectic poetry. Dining begins at 6:00
PM - Major Credit Card. The Performance begins at 7:00 PM. Cover charge $10.00. Valet Service: $10.00 Cash.

 

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