A recording of IU Southeast's the Langston Hughes Project. The event took place on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at Paul W. Ogle Cultural & Community Center's Stem Concert Hall on the IU Southeast campus in honor of Diversity Week 2016 and Black History Month. It opened with performances by winners of the IU Southeast Slam Poetry Contest: We're living in a jungle by Kataria Berry, Silent voices by Mathew Haskell, and The ships by Hannah Noble. The Ron McCurdy Quartet performed Langston Hughes' Ask your mama : 12 moods for jazz. Performers: Dr. Ron McCurdy, Trumpet/Spoken Word; Brandon Cordoba, Piano; Scott Pazera, Bass; Mitch Shiner, Drums; Student Slam Poetry Contest Winners: Mathew Haskell, a junior from Louisville, KY, with "Silent Voices, " Dalton Kirk, a sophomore from New Albany, IN, with "Close-minded World," Kataria Berry, a junior from Louisville, KY, with "We're Living in a Jungle," and Hannah Noble, a senior from Leavenworth, IN, with "The Ships." Also included, Michael Jackman, Academic Affairs Diversity Coordinator introducing Chancellor Ray Wallace; Chancellor Ray Wallace, introducing the Ron McCurdy Quartet.
Music by Ron McCurdy; poetry by Langston Hughes.
Performance recorded by TNT Productions.
Sponsored by IU Southeast Academic Affairs, IU Southeast Academy for Diversity and Inclusive Education (ADIE), The Addison Locke Roache Memorial Lectureship Fund, IU Southeast Administrative Affairs, IU Southeast Common Experience Program, IU Southeast Design Center, IU Southeast English Club, IU Southeast English Department, IU Southeast Music Department, IU Southeast Student Programming Council, and The Ogle Center.