"Ain't I a Woman" Performance

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

"Ain’t I a Woman" celebrates the life and times of four powerful African-American women: renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston; ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth; exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter; and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer.

Actress Shinnerrie Jackson portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion. The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt spirituals and blues of the Deep South, the urban vitality of the Jazz Age, and contemporary concert music by African-American artists.

Since its inception in 1993, the Core Ensemble has toured around the world and was the recipient of the Eugene McDermott Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2000.

This performance of "Ain’t I a Woman" is funded, in part, with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, along with the Whitmore Charitable Trust and in-kind support from the UNO Department of Music.

Tickets for "Ain’t I a Woman" are general admission and cost $10 for adults and $5 for students – free admission with CSM ID card and UNO student ID card.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Gross Conference Center on the CSM campus – with doors opening 30 minutes prior to the performance.

For more information please contact, Dr. Marty Wheeler Burnett, director of fine arts, at 402-399-2622 or mburnett@csm.edu.

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