12-04-2016  12:24 pm      •     
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BaseRoots Theatre Company will be performing the next in the Africans in the Americas series with "My Soul Grown Deep: Spoken Word in Harmony."

The performances run from May 26 to 29 at Waterbrook Studio, 2109 N. Albina #108, and from June 2 to 4 at Celebration Tabernacle Church, 8131 N. Denver Ave. All shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admiision and $12 for students and seniors. They can be purchased at www.baserootstheatre.org.

The performance follows Langston Hughes as he guides the audience through 300 years of African American poetry. BaseRoots has partnered with Eric Hull of VOX: a Spoken Word Chorus, with his unique brand of chorale exploration, to present the poems "alive, in the air, still changing, still growing, bumping into things and finding a soaring moment before they settle into who they are."

The cast includes Shuhe Hawkins as Langston Hughes, Anya Pearson, James J. Dixon, Tyler Andrew Jones, Ambrosia Montgomery, RaChelle Schmidt, Tracy Turner and Miss Brenda Phillips.

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