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Live Garra Zoom Theatre
"Rampart Street "- The King Buddy Bolden Story
Adapted by Wanda Whiteside for a Staged reading
Join us for "Rampart Street"... The King Buddy Bolden Story. Book by Joseph A. Walker. Adapted by Wanda Whiteside for a Staged reading. Presented by Live Garra Zoom Theatre. This is a two session program taking place Tuesdays, July 14th & 21st. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Participate in one or both dates.
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"Rampart Street "... The King Buddy Bolden Story
This is a love story and the 'history' of New Orleans Jazz as told by true historical figures; the two Grand Dames, Lulu White and Countess Willie V. Piazza, ladies of southern Belle elegance of Storyville; namely, Congo Square, the legal red light district and its major influences on the musical maturation of King Buddy Bolden, hence - Jazz and these jubilant times.
Bolden was known as "King" Bolden and his band was popular in New Orleans from around 1900 to 1907. He was known for his loud sound and improvisational skills, and his style had an impact on younger musicians. Bolden's trombonist Willie Cornish (among others) recalled making phonograph cylinder recordings with the Bolden band, but there are no known surviving copies.
About our Artistic Director
MISSION: Live Garra Theatre, Inc endeavors to employ the cultural arts as a way to address universal social-life issues; to illuminate all facets of a multicultural society; fostering cross-cultural understanding of the many ethnic voices in the community; reinforcing the value of diversity, strengthening the social connections among people. The word "garra" literally means claws -- to hold on and to ‘live Garra’ (Portuguese for prevail) means to go-the-distance and never give up.
As a resident company of the Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring, the organization operates out of the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre as a performance training studio; an incubator for a core repertory of skilled poets, playwrights, and artists, as well as providing a 'safe harbor' for the youth. Live Garra Theatre aspires to fill the void of culturally specific Theatre, preserving the unique legacy of the African-American heritage and contribute to the survival of Black Theatre.