Jason Moran combines music, film, archival images, historical account in his meditation on an African-American infantry in WWI France.


Genre: Music, Film, Performance, Viewing.

Venue: Barbican Centre, London, England.

Time: October 30 2018.

Curators & Sponsors: Part of the Barbican’s 2018 Season, The Art of Change. Produced by the Barbican in association with Serious. Co-produced Berliner Festspiele/Jazzfest Berlin.

Production: Directed by Jason Moran, composer, pianist and visual artist.

Description: Jason Moran leads his trio, The Bandwagon, through an exploration of James Reese Europe in France during WWI. Reese Europe arrived as part of the African-American 369th Infantry Regiment – the ‘Harlem Hellfighters’ a military band that introduced war-torn France and Europe to the performance, rhythms, and sounds of jazz.

Music is accompanied by visuals from filmmakers John Akomfrah and Bradford Young. The result is a meditation on an iconic figure and an essential way jazz’s influence and value as an art form was established in the early twentieth century.

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