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Arts & Context: Steven Coleman in Conversation

November 2nd, 2018
12:00 PM


Arts & Context


Friday, November 2, 2018
12 pm - 1 pm


The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC 27701
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Maverick alto saxophonist Steve Coleman joins Mark Anthony Neal (Chair, African and African American Studies) for a wide-ranging discussion touching on his career, influences, and influential approach to creation and composition, known as “M-Base.”

Free and open to the public. Light lunch provided by Pie Pushers.

Coleman will perform with his celebrated jazz octet, Natal Eclipse, on the evening of Friday, November 2, at Duke’s Baldwin Auditorium. Tickets and info available HERE.


Arts & Context is co-sponsored by Duke Performances, the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, The Pinhook, and Pie Pushers.

Steve Coleman

Steve Coleman is an alto saxophonist and composer whose technical virtuosity and engagement with diverse musical traditions are expanding the possibilities of spontaneous composition. Coleman updates iconic musical idioms in the creative traditions of luminaries like John Coltrane and Charlie Parker by infusing them ...

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Mark Anthony Neal

Duke University

Mark Anthony Neal is Professor of African & African American Studies and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE) at Duke University where he offers courses on Black Masculinity, Popular Culture, and Digital Humanities, including signature courses on ...

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