Education, Liberation! (or I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings) - Sept. 11

woman singing into microphone with bandmates in background

Department Performance - Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 3pm

Singer-songwriter and jazz vocalist Kyra Gaunt returns after her transformational 2019 debut performance of this one-woman show. The faculty member shares more stories of courage, vulnerability, and liberation from overcoming performance anxiety and the emotional trauma of her upbringing and teaching in music, sociology, and anthropology since 1996. Expect an intimate and interactive evening of stories and song about marginalization and belonging through jazz improv, Black art song, girls’ game-song, and her own original R&B compositions. Calling on ancestors like Maya Angelou, Zora Neale Hurston, and Shirley Graham DuBois, she and the audience turn life’s lemons into lemonade.

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  • Advance purchases: $5 general public / $3 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
  • Day of show purchases: $10 general public / $8 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
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Photo by Susanna Ronner