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FOR EXPATS OF ALL ORIGINS, FRENCH, VISITORS!
SUNDAY 24 MAY 2015
PARIS IN THE JAZZ AGE. THE 1920s SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF AUTHOR LANGSTON HUGHES.
Special Guest is David Burke, Writer, who will speak and introduce a short video clip of filmmaker Joanne Burke, "Jazz Comes To Paris".
Writer Langston Hughes came to Paris, and captured impressions of what he saw in the autobiography of his young years, The Big Sea. As a young expat, he worked as a busboy in the famous Monmartre night club, Le Grand Duc, owned by African American Expat Eugene Bullard, former WWI fighter pilot in the French Air Corp.
At Le Grand Duc, Langston Hughes saw many celebrities of the day, often larger than life figures. Among them were the icon, Josephine Baker, nightclub owner, singer and hostess Bricktop, jazz saxophonist Sidney Bechet, singers Mabel Mercer and Alberta Hunter and singer and stage star Adelaide Hall.
David Burke will present their stories and the stories of others, during an era when Monmartre was considered to be the Harlem of Paris, known for "le hot jazz".
To give us a real feeling for the era, David will introduce a short 8 minute clip “JAZZ COMES TO PARIS” from director Joanne Burke’s DVD collection: “When African Americans Came to Paris.”
This lively clip contains music of the period. Later in life, Langston Hughes became known as the poet laureate of Harlem, and one of his poems “Jazz Band in a Parisian Cabaret” is recited in the clip.
Read more about Joanne Burke’s DVD collection: www.africanamericansinparis.com
Read more about writer and author David Burke: www.writersinpariswalkingtours.blogspot.com
This will be a fine, historic, fun and memorable evening! - Patricia
Address: At a fun and beautiful Marais apartment at Hotel de Ville /Chatelet. We'll confirm the exact address details with the reservation!
It's €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun dinner. Free-flowing wine.
A Fun Dinner, a great topic, meeting and networking with, fun, new international people.
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This event was booked in advance. We only have a few places still available for this date, but will repeat this special Paris topic again in the Fall.
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Sun 31 May 2015. 19h00: Special Guest to be announced. Reserve On firstname.lastname@example.org
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