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

David Brooks writes about character. Aaron Sorkin writes about characters. The opinionator and consummate storyteller... See more
Kicking of the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, Walter Isaacson and David G. Bradley are joined by a variety of speakers who... See more
The groundbreaking virtuoso organist and 2015 Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence will speak with entertainment-industry... See more
Our signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation will host an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent... See more
As the Western media reacted to the horrific attacks on the office of Charlie Hebdo and the Kosher deli in Paris,... See more
Two of America’s most powerful poetic voices join with the Aspen Student Poets to explore how their art can tackle some... See more

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