The Sturgis Library in Barnstable Village will present "Bronx Jazz: A Conversation Between Father & Son" on Tuesday at 6:30 PM. The performance is free and open to the public.
"Bronx Jazz” is a performance piece combining theater, spoken-word and poetry with live jazz and hip-hop. Written and performed by the father/son dup of Mwalim & ZYG 808, the storyline is built around the average day in a household where both father and son are musicians and reflective of their generational concepts of jazz and hip-hop, but recognizing it all as a tradition. The show was developed through the recently re-introduced Oversoul Theatre Collective artist's lab, which also developed the experiential musical "The Soul Session,” currently running at the Governor Bradford on Saturday nights.
The ZYG 808 is a two-time Grammy nominated hip-hop jazz artist; an accomplished jazz drummer, songwriter, MC, and vibraphonist who headlined the Boston Jazz Fest at age 11. His upcoming mixtape/album "BooMBAPJAzz" will be released on his own label, Soul Poets Records. Mwalim is a seasoned artist with a long resume and a new novel coming out in November entitled “Land of the Black Squirrels, which is book one of a series called the "Bronx Boheme" by Lit Noire Publishing of St. Louis.
The event is free, registration is appreciated. Email email@example.com, call 508-362-6636, or RSVP online through the library’s website.
Sturgis Library is at 3090 Main Street in Barnstable.