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Sara Serpa Quintent: Intimate Strangers

As part of the fifteenth annual Jazz Poetry Festival, this will be an evening of jazz and poetry collaborations. Sara Serpa and her band along with poet Emmanuel Iduma will perform the collaborative project Intimate Strangers.

A collaboration between Portuguese vocalist-composer Sara Serpa and Nigerian writer Emmanuel Iduma, drawing inspiration from Iduma’s latest book, A Stranger’s Pose, a unique blend of travelogue, musings and poetry, with a foreword by Teju Cole. In a combination of music, text, image and field recordings collected by Iduma during his travels, Intimate Strangers explores such themes as of movement, home, grief, absence and desire in what Iduma calls “an atlas of a borderless world.”

Featured Musicians:

Sera Serpa (composition & voice)

Emmanuel Iduma (text & spoken word)

Aubrey Johnson

Sofia Eugenia Koutsovitis

Judith Berkson

Matthew Tily Mitchell

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