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Black and White and Green: St. Patrick’s Day in Harlem

Admission: $10 non member / $8 member

 

Black and White and Green: St. Patrick’s Day in Harlem

Two Roads Diverged
A Dialogue on Irish and Black Contributions to American Culture

with Lenwood O. Sloan and Dr. Mick Moloney

in associations with Harlem Stage

Join us in Harlem for the final part of the Two Roads Diverged series examining the cultural relationships between Irish and African communities in America.

Tuesday, March 12 | 7 pm

at Harlem Stage
150 Convent Avenue

(1896-1918)
An exploration of the vaudeville-era exchanges and rivalries between African Americans and Irish Americans through the vernacular, song, dance, costumes and performances of the time. Explore the minstrel, cake walk, rag time, and tin pan alley eras through the works of Billy Kersands, Black And White MinstrelShow, Black Patti, Harrigan and Hart, Williams and Walker, Haverly's Bill Robinson, Cantor and Jolson, and The Nicolas Brothers. Live piano and dance performances by Brendan Dolan, Wayne Daniels and Meghan Downes accompany an open dialogue on the connections between Harlem’s African American community and Hell’s Kitchen’s Irish origins.

Dr. Mick Moloney, curator and narrator
Lenwood O. Sloan, curator and narrator
Wayne Daniels, dancer
Brendan Dolan, piano
Megan Downes, dancer
Cyndie Hasty, vocals, piano

 

The series has been developed by Lenwood O. Sloan, most recently Pennsylvania Film Commissioner and Director of Cultural and Heritage Initiatives, and with film credits including the Emmy award-winning films Ethnic Notions and Dance Black America, and Dr. Mick Moloney, Global Distinguished Professor of Music and Irish Studies at NYU.


 

 

 



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