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November 30, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - December 1, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

| 30.00 / $24.00

It is with great regret, that Harlem Stage announces that the U.S. premiere performances of Sleep Song, on November 30 and December 1, and the related Iraq, War and Artistic Creation conference at the Columbia University Maison Française, have been postponed because participating artists were not granted visas in time to travel to New York from Iraq.

We invite you to apply the cost of your Sleep Song ticket to the upcoming performance of Robert Glasper: Songs in the Key of Life, a celebration of the work of Stevie Wonder. Performances will be held on Dec. 13 and 14, two shows each evening at 7:30 and 10PM. The 10PM performances will be followed by a dance party.

Tickets are $45 for table seating. $36 for bench seating. A 20% discount is available to members of Harlem Stage.
You may also get a full refund on your SS ticket(s).
Please contact the Box Office at 212-281-9240 ext 19 or 20.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.


A WaterWorks U.S. Premiere

Sleep Song was created as a “second chapter” to Holding It Down: the Veterans’ Dreams Project, which was called “intense, provocative and honorable” by The New York Times. This stunning work tells the unforgettable stories of civilians directly affected by war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Conceived and directed by poet Mike Ladd, in collaboration with poet and Iraq war veteran Maurice Decaul, Iraqi poet/performer Ahmed Abdul Hussein, pianist Vijay Iyer, oudist Ahmed Mukhtar and French guitarist Serge Teyssot-GaySleep Song was produced and premiered by the Fondation Royaumont in Asniéres-sur-Oise in France.

Dig Deeper

READ an article from The Huffington Post on Sleep Song
READ an artricle from The New York Times on Sleep Song‘s sister pieceHolding It Down

a trailer from Sleep Song


$30 General / $24 Members
FREE for Active Military & Veterans
RSVP for military personnel tickets by calling 212-281-9240 ext. 28


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November 30, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
December 1, 2012 @ 9:30 pm
30.00 / $24.00
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Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031 United States