Langston Hughes. Duke Ellington. Fats Waller. Florence Price. William Grant Still. Ma Rainey.
They launch a long list of cultural giants whose greatness and genius forever changed America’s artistic landscape. Their soulful art, stories and more will leap from the history pages to the New World Center in I Dream a World—a five-day festival that explores and celebrates the history and influence of the Harlem Renaissance and the epicenters of Black excellence that thrived across the nation during the 1920s.
Discover the Renaissance’s music, poetry, visual art, songs and impact with MTT, NWS Fellows and guests Kevin Young (Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and Poetry Editor for The New Yorker), musicologist Dr. Tammy Kernodle, conductor Thomas Wilkins, pianist Michelle Cann, soprano Michelle Bradley and the Ambassador Chorale of Florida Memorial University.
I Dream a World: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond is made possible with support from the NWS Collaborations Fund, the NWS Fund for New Ventures and Bank of America.