Esperanza Spalding: 12 Little Spells (with Anna Deavere Smith)
Friday May 17: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
Join the electrifyingly talented and pathbreakingly original Esperanza Spalding for a discussion of 12 Little Spells, released on vinyl, CD and download by Concord Records.
12 Little Spells was first penned by Spalding while on a writing retreat at a castle in Italy - inspired by the healing properties of art, how music and the body interact, and her interest in Reikki. Each spell is based on a different body part, exploring the way the hip moves and bares weight, the feeling of blood pumping through veins and beyond. Spalding recorded the album with her band in just a few days, and then released each spell with it’s own video on her Facebook, Instagram and YouTube pages over the course of 12 days – the videos combined are at 4 million views and counting. In November and December she unveiled a completely new live concert with a customized stage design, gowns designed for her by Diego Montoya, choreography and projected images – limited to just 12 performances.
She'll be joined in conversation by Anna Deveare Smith, award-winning actor, playwright, and professor.