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

How does the woman at the helm of the largest symphonic organization in the United States view the role of orchestras... See more
As passionate believers in the power of museums and their exceptionally important contributions to the lives of... See more
“Truth,” wrote Frederick Douglass, “belongs, like the earth, to all the earth’s inhabitants.” In the search for truth,... See more
Roughly one in four students choose business as their undergraduate major in the US, making business the most popular... See more
Is Islam, in fact, "exceptional" in how it relates to politics? Shadi Hamid argues for a new understanding of... See more
Cocktails, conversation, and great tunes with one of American music’s brightest rising stars — and the new bandleader... See more

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