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‘Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War’ by Vincent Brown
The real history of the transatlantic slave trade
A new book by Harvard’s Vincent Brown proves that we can’t grapple with slavery simply as a problem of American history. ‘Tacky’s Revolt’ takes a global lens to the transatlantic slave trade, highlighting the largest rebellion of enslaved people in the 18th-century British empire. Vena Jefferson spoke with the author.
Superstar singer Gregory Porter makes his first visit to the Kimmel Center
The rise of Gregory Porter
Especially for those deep in the last 10 years of the Harlem jazz scene, one singer’s international rise has been a thrill. Gregory Porter is heading for his first concert at the Kimmel. Vena Jefferson will be there.
The International Association of Blacks in Dance and PHILADANCO present THEN NOW NEXT
Celebrating the past, present, and future of Black dance
IABD teams with PHILADANCO to bring its 32nd annual conference to Philly this week. THEN NOW NEXT features everything from industry panels to world-class performances to a high-spirited midnight African dance workshop. Vena Jefferson will be there.
Living Colour celebrates 35 years of Black rock at Ardmore Music Hall
A rocking personality
Black rock icons Living Colour will hit the Ardmore Music Hall stage on December 21. Vena Jefferson has been a fan since the beginning.
The Delaware Art Museum and Aesthetic Dynamics, Inc. present Afro-American Images 1971: The Vision of Percy Ricks
Fifty years later: Still an essential vision
The Delaware Art Museum teams with Aesthetic Dynamics, Inc. to address a 50-year-old injustice with a reimagining of a historic moment in American art. Vena Jefferson reviews.
Talking The Harlem Nutcracker and Echoes with alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw
Composing American history through jazz
Saxophone phenom Jaleel Shaw returns to Philly to celebrate Charlie Parker’s 100th birthday with a performance with the Philly POPS Jazz Orchestra. Vena Jefferson profiles.