Afternoon Jam Session

Are you woke? The Afternoon Jam Session brings together some of the nation’s leading young poets, Jookin’ innovator Lil Buck, writer/activist Yosimar Reyes, and more special guests for a spirited hour of cross-disciplinary performance, collaboration, and discussion. Lyrical, musical, and physical acrobatics will introduce ideas and issues central to this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival — from truth and identity to making it in the America we know. This session is led by dancer turned director Damian Woetzel.

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: Arts

Art historian Sarah Lewis (Harvard University) and architect Michael Murphy (MASS Design Group) discuss the art and... See more
Perhaps it is because of her exceptional, inspiring approach to linking geography, environment, and community in her... See more
A discussion about how Hollywood is adapting to an increasingly cluttered and fragmented marketplace by embracing... See more
What can a French modernist composer and a sitar-playing Indian rock-star teach us about the science of happiness? What... See more
Walter Isaacson is fascinated by innovators — the kinds of geniuses whose ideas have transformed industry, science, and... See more
A hip-hop musical about America’s founding fathers with a virtually all minority cast. A reimagining of La bohème as a... See more

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