Some Sing, Some Cry: A Conversation and Performance Featuring Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayesa

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From the Smithsonian’s Museum of African-American History and Culture …

Performance Reading: Some Sing, Some Cry:
A Conversation and Performance Featuring Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayesa

Friday, September 17, 2010 •? 7? PM • Natural History Museum?

Authors Ntozake Shange (for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf) and her sister Ifa Bayesa (The Ballad of Emmett Till) read from their new novel Some Sing, Some Cry. Set against such seismic events in American history as post-Civil War Reconstruction and two world wars, the book follows the Mayfield family as they migrate from a rice plantation off the coast of South Carolina to Charleston and cities beyond. The evening also includes a performance by vocalists and a string ensemble of original compositions by Ifa Bayesa.