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Vena Jefferson

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BSR Contributor Since December 31, 1969

Vena Jefferson is a performing artist, writer, and curator. She's also the chief creative officer of Artvolution Cultural Innovation Project Inc. www.artvolution.org.

Vena Jefferson is a performing artist, writer, and curator. She's also the chief creative officer of Artvolution Cultural Innovation Project Inc. www.artvolution.org.

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The history of slavery isn’t what you thought. (Image courtesy of Harvard University Press.)

‘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.
Vena Jefferson

Vena Jefferson

Articles 5 minute read
A gem of American music: Gregory Porter is on his way to the Kimmel. (Photo by Erik Humphery.)

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.
Vena Jefferson

Vena Jefferson

Articles 4 minute read
PHILADANCO cohosts this year’s IABD festival and conference. The company performs on January 18. (Photo by Scott Robbins.)

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.
Vena Jefferson

Vena Jefferson

Articles 4 minute read
Still going strong: Doug Wimbish, Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, and Will Calhoun of Living Colour. (Photo by Travis Shinn.)

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.
Vena Jefferson

Vena Jefferson

Articles 4 minute read