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Laura Karpman

ASK YOUR MAMA

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Questlove - Shades of Pigmeat - ASK YOUR MAMA
Ask Your Mama (promo video)
Nnenna Freelon + Ben Wendel -
Laura Karpman MASTER CLASS
BALLS by Laura Karpman and Gail Collins: First Take 2017
1 DEDICATION
2 CULTURAL EXCHANGE
3 RIDE, RED, RIDE
4 SHADES OF PIGMEAT
5 ODE TO DINAH
6 BLUES IN STEREO
7 HORN OF PLENTY
8 GOSPEL CHA-CHA
9 IS IT TRUE?
10 ASK YOUR MAMA
11 BIRD IN ORBIT
12 JAZZTET MUTED - SHOW FARE, PLEASE
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"Ivesian collage with club-culture remixing"- The New York Times
"Carnegie Hall reaches a climax with Laura Karpman's new work"- The New Yorker
"Fevered, restrained, super-lush in turns...always impressive."- Vanity Fair

"Audacious, mesmerizing… Karpman has the skill to shift musical gears with ease." - Gramophone

ASK YOUR MAMA - Setting of  Langston Hughes' 1961 epic poem by Emmy Award-winning composer Laura Karpman
A Carnegie Hall commission & RELEASED via AVIE RECORDS. A plural vision of the American dream deferred, ASK YOUR MAMA bursts the boundaries of time, place and expression, tracing the currents and tributaries of cultural diasporas, from African to the Americas, the South to the North, cities to suburbs. The prophetic voice of Langston Hughes echoes throughout, "ONE'S COUNTRY IS YOUR MAMA." Commissioned by Carnegie Hall and released by Avie records.

11 New  106 Total
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PBS: NewsHour, Classical 24, TRH
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, New Orleans, Albuquerque, Orlando, Madison WI, Montreal
Online: Variety, Huffington Post, examiner.com, Gramophone, Smithsonian.com, Taintradio, Thought Catalog, KUHS, Rainbow Times, The Music Matters, Radio Phoenix, Jazz From Gallery 41, Fainfaire, AccuRadio, Jazz Weekly

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