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The Montey Café Experience: Discussion & Social

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Saturday • April 6 • 6:00 pm
The Lab at ConnCORP 264 Morse Street
Hamden, 06517 United States

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The Montey Café Experience

Renaissance Rhythms: From Harlem to New Haven

In partnership with local Cultural Activists and Curators Sha McAllister, Zanaiya Léon, and Juanita Sunday, New Haven celebrates the vibrancy and social impact of the Harlem and New Haven Renaissances. Learn more about these cultural movements, their historical impact, and the Black artists that led the way through a series of free events around New Haven, all culminating with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s Harlem Renaissance: Orchestral Voices concert on Saturday, April 13 at Southern CT State University. Click Here to View All Events in this Series. 

The Monty Club: Discussion & Social

Take a step back in time to the splendor of the Harlem Renaissance through The Montey Café Experience. Named after Dixwell’s Monterery Cafe, where legendary jazz performers including Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Charles Parker and John Coltrane graced the stage alongside local giants, this first installment of the Renaissance Rhythms series brings together live music, discussion, and refined revelry to honor the captivating history of the Harlem Renaissance and the thriving jazz scene of New Haven.

The evening features performances by Cliff & Friends Trio, and members of The Monk Family. Before we break in our dancing shoes, one of the highlights of the night is a lively panel discussion about the past, present and future of jazz.

Come dressed in the style and glamour of the Harlem Renaissance, and enjoy complimentary food and drinks alongside community and live music!

Free admission. RSVP required.

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Support for this event is provided by CT Humanities. 

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