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WURD Night at the New Freedom Theater's "Jamaica"/Live Broadcast


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Join WURD for a live broadcast of The Nick Taliaferro Show from 4-7pm on site at the New Freedom Theater just before the June 23 performance of “Jamaica” — then stay for the show! 
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Jamaica is a musical from a book by Yip Harburg and Fred Saidy with lyrics by Harburg, and music by Harold Arlen. It is set on a small island off the coast of Jamaica and tells about a simple island community fighting to avoid being overrun by American commercialism.
A beautiful island girl, Savannah, longs to escape to New York City to live a life of modern conveniences. She is tempted to accept the marriage proposal of a New York businessman visiting the island. However, when an impoverished fisherman, Koli, saves her younger brother’s life during a hurricane, she opts to remain with him.
Arlen’s music parodies the popular form of Calypso, which was popular in the 1950s, largely as a result of the popularity of Harry Belafonte, for whom the musical was originally written. Belafonte withdrew from the production due to illness, and the musical was then tailored around the talents of Lena Horne.
This exciting musical comedy is directed and choreographed by award-winning artist, educator, and activist Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj.

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