- Listen: Joy Harjo “We Were There When Jazz Was Invented”
Listen: Joy Harjo “We Were There When Jazz Was Invented”
“We Were There When Jazz Was Invented” is a multi-format event which took place on January 24, 2012. It included a musical performance by Joy Harjo and a question and answer session, moderated by freelance Aboriginal arts activist, promoter and radio producer, Elaine Bomberry.
Joy Harjo is an internationally-known poet, performer, writer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. This winter, she is doing a residency at UBC’s First Nations House of Learning. During her residency Harjo will work with UBC faculty and students; perform her one-woman play, “Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light” and present a concert at the First Nations of House of Learning.
The Definition of Jazz
Jazz as a Language
The Silk Road
Music and Culture
We Were There