Langston Hughes looking off into the distance
Langston Hughes
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The Black Clown by Langston Hughes

LincolnCenter · The Black Clown by Langston Hughes  

Renowned opera singer Davóne Tines leads a special audio excerpt from The Black Clown, a music-theater piece adapted from the Langston Hughes poem and created by Davóne Tines, Michael Schachter, and Zack Winokur. The Black Clown had its New York Premiere at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival in 2019. We’re proud to be a part of Harlem Week!

Audio transcript