Marion Hayden and the Middle Passage Exiles: Protest - Jazz and the Roots of Hip Hop

Protest music has been used as a critical response in the African American community, but especially during the tumultuous years preceding and following the 1967 rebellion in Detroit. Bassist Marion Hayden and her Middle Passage Exiles Band present Protest: Jazz and the Roots of Hip Hop in commemoration of Detroit 1967. The performance features a 12-piece musical ensemble, dancers, poetry by Melba Joyce Boyd and spoken-word artist Mahogany Jones. The ensemble will capture the spirit of protest through jazz, hip hop, poetry and dance.

Performances at 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Black History Month programs are made possible by the generous support of Arn and Nancy Tellem

Friday Night Live! is supported by your tri county millage investment in the DIA. General admission is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Friday Night Live! is supported by the DTE Energy Foundation