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

Clint Smith and Reginald Dwayne Betts work at the crossroads of multiple disciplines. Both men have pursued graduate... See more
In far too many instances, municipal courts are the first step on the road to ruin—especially for poor people—thanks to... See more
Journalists Michele Norris, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Amar Bakshi have all worked to create global megaphones for... See more
Those in the business of addressing significant challenges that affect societies across the world—disrupters,... See more
In 1957, George Balanchine and his fellow Russian émigré Igor Stravinsky astonished audiences with their revolutionary... See more
In a world undeniably shaped by near-constant conflict, connectedness, and globalization, what role will culture and... See more

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