Awadagin Pratt: Black in America is a one-hour presentation by the internationally renowned pianist combining live musical performance, autobiographical narrative, and silent film with recorded piano accompaniment. Pratt’s narrative focuses on the impacts of his repeated experience of being stopped by police for no apparent reason. The film confronts varieties of African American representation in visual media across more than a century.
After the presentation, filmmaker Alrick Brown will join Pratt and moderator Lou Turner on stage to discuss their collaboration and the development of the work.
Hosted by: School of Music
In conjunction with: College of Fine & Applied Arts, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Department of African American Studies, Department of Dance, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Media & Cinema Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of Theatre, Krannert Art Museum, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation. Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. Roger Ebert Center for Film Studies, School of Art + Design, University Library