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The Art & Soul of Chibuzo

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:00pm Location: Jewett Art Center Auditorium, Jewett Art Center Foyer

The Art & Soul of Chibuzo debuts the creative music, dance, and theater ensemble of creative director, composer and musician, Akili Jamal Haynes. Under Haynes’ direction, the Art and Soul of Chibuzo explores the personal, spiritual, and cultural nature of nothing less than the creative process itself through an innovative hybrid of dance, drumming, music, spoken word, and theater from across the African diaspora. A virtuoso on trombone, trumpet, drums, bass, saxophone, and piano, Haynes’ early career found him surrounded by internationally recognized artists such as Wynton Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Lester Bowie, and Illinois Jacquet on recordings and international stages. Haynes has been a faculty member of the New England Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory and Continuing Education School for more than 14 years. He is also a guest faculty member at Berklee College of Music, affiliated artist/composer in MIT’s Dance Theater Department, instructor at Seaport Campus for Children, dance Faculty musician in the Boston Conservatory Dance Division, dance accompanist at Jeannette Neil Dance Studios, accompanist for Prometheus Dance Company, and the founder and creative force behind Chibuzo Nation.

Photo credit: © Jill Goldman, Jill Goldman Photography Sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Women’s Gender Studies.

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