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Wynton Marsalis on democracy as jazz and The Ever Fonky Lowdown

37 minutes

The Ever Fonky Lowdown from Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra addresses the timeless cycle and methods used by the elite to exploit their fellow citizens in order to acquire, expand and maintain power.

In the words of Mr. Game himself, ”We are here tonight, but this is an international hustle. It has played out many times across time and space, and is not specific to any language or race. It takes on different flavors according to people’s taste, but always ends up in the same old place.”

Clips from The Ever Fonky Lowdown are used with permission from Blue Engine Records. 

Additional Information

The Ever Fonky Lowdown - Jazz at Lincoln Center store

The Ever Fonky Lowdown libretto, written by Wynton Marsalis

The Sound of Democracy - virtual event for Penn State's Center for the Performing Arts

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