Pre-Concert Talk: Portrait of Abbey Lincoln
It was a time of racial reckoning,
A time when the boundaries of civil rights and cultural equity were on the line in America,
A time when Black improvisational musicians stood up to insist on "Freedom Now."
The year was 1959, and Abbey Lincoln's voice was the voice of social change.
Join Hankus Netsky for a pre-concert talk into the life and work of singer, composer, activist, and actress Abbey Lincoln – her pivotal role in changing the image of the "jazz" singer – and becoming the face of America's music through her own introspective songs on life, love, spirit, and humanity.
This event is open in-person to NEC alumni. Visit the NEC Alumni event page for more information and to register