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: 2017

Watch and Listen: Arts

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
Our social nature is a major driver of our creativity: We constantly strive to engage and surprise each other, our... See more

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