Irish Arts Center in association with Harlem Stage presents:
Black and White and Green: St. Patrick’s Day in Harlem
Two Roads Diverged: A Dialogue on Irish and Black Contributions to American Culture with Lenwood O. Sloan and Dr. Mick Moloney
An exploration of the vaudeville-era exchanges and rivalries between African Americans and Irish Americans through the vernacular, song, dance, costumes and performances of the time. Explore the minstrel, cake walk, rag time, and tin pan alley eras through the works of Billy Kersands, Black and White Minstrel Show, Black Patti, Harrigan and Hart, Williams and Walker, Haverly’s Bill Robinson, Cantor and Jolson, and The Nicolas Brothers. Live piano and dance performances accompany an open dialogue on the connections between Harlem’s African American community and Hell’s Kitchen’s Irish origins.
Brendan Dolan – pianist
Wayne Daniels – dancer
Megan Downes – dancer
The series has been developed by Lenwood O. Sloan, past Pennsylvania Film Commissioner and Director of Cultural and Heritage Initiatives, and with film credits including the Emmy award-winning films Ethnic Notions and Dance Black America, and Dr. Mick Moloney, Global Distinguished Professor of Music and Irish Studies at NYU.
$10 General* / $8 Harlem Stage Members and Irish Arts Center Members*
*50% off second ticket offer does not apply to Black and White and Green
DISCUSS: Post-concert Q&A with Mr. Sloan and Dr. Moloney
READ: Suggested reading list