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Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes

Date and Time
Wednesday, May 17 2023
7:00pm
6:30PM Doors
Tickets
$9 General
$7 Member
co-presented by

82 Minutes, 2023, Directed by Sam Pollard and Ben Shapiro

MAX ROACH: THE DRUM ALSO WALTZES is the story of a musician whose far-reaching ambitions were inspired and challenged by the inequities of the society around him. His stunningly diverse seven-decade career marked him as one of the great musical artists of the 20th century—and a pioneering cultural activist—at times when the nation was steeped in racism.

The film follows Roach across a rich and complicated life, days of now-legendary achievement and also deep personal struggle, and the price he paid for his outspoken views. His was an epic musical journey: from the revolutionary Jazz of the 1940s to the Civil Rights years; through experiments in hip hop, multi-media works, and beyond.

FEATURING MAX ROACH, SONNY ROLLINS, QUINCY JONES, AHMIR “QUESTLOVE” THOMPSON, ABBEY LINCOLN, HARRY BELAFONTE, ABDULLAH IBRAHIM, SONIA SANCHEZ, RANDY WESTON, JIMMY HEATH

🕯️ The dance show of the summer is Scapegoat Garden’s Liturgy|Order|Bridge. The Hartford-based company calls upon Black church traditions and ideas of faith, nature, fashion, and experimentation in their limited performance run June 20-22. Tickets available now, presented by SPACE at Mechanics’ Hall. 🕯️