William Hooker

Photo by: Anu Komsi

William Hooker

William Hooker: Body and Soul by Oscar Micheaux

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:30pm
Target Free Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage

The kinetically charged, free-time percussionist William Hooker leads his ensemble in an original score accompanying a screening of Oscar Micheaux’s controversial 1925 film, Body and Soul. Featuring Paul Robeson in his screen debut, the iconic film addresses issues of race, crime, and sexuality, and will be followed by an audience discussion with Hooker and film enthusiast Chris Sampson.

Working on the periphery of the jazz world since he moved to New York in 1974, William Hooker’s drumming and spoken word poetry have been matched with some of the finest improvising talent across generations and stylistic boundaries.

 

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