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The Granny Connection is deeply dedicated to providing support, advocacy and
funding to grandmothers in Africa who are raising children orphaned by Aids.


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A Multimedia Concert Performance of Langston Hughes “Ask Your Mama: Twelve for Jazz” Featuring Ron McCurdy Quartet and Guest Vocalist Marja Harmon

The Langston Hughes Project will be presented by The African American Fund and The Granny Connection at The Commons on Friday, February 20, 2015 in observation of Black History Month. This Performance is being made possible by a Heritage Fund Welcoming Community Grant.

The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’ kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite titled, Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz. This is Hughes’ homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home amid the Harlem Renaissance. Utilizing engaging videography, this concert performance links the words and music of Hughes’ poetry to images of Ask Your Mama’s people, places and events. Together the integration of music, words, sounds and images recreate a magical moment in cultural history. Come and join in that magic!

The performance is brought to life by the extraordinary talents of the Ron McCurdy Quartet. Dr. Ronald C. Curdy is professor of music in the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California (USC) which is also the alma mater of our own native Marja Harmon, the featured vocalist. Come and join us for an exciting and unique Friday evening. Doors open at 6 PM to get your drinks and appetizers before sitting down to enjoy the show at 7PM. Tickets are available at Viewpoint Books located on Washington Street, Columbus $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for students.


The Granny Connection encourages awareness of Africa's grandmothers and their struggle in the fight against HIV/AIDS by building support through grandmothers in Columbus, Indiana. The Granny Connection directly supports the Power of Love Foundation whose response to HIV/AIDS is to strengthen affected communities in Matero, Zambia by empowering women and grandmothers to become self-reliant. These women are provided with micro- loans and business training as well as food, medicines and health care services for their HIV positive grandchildren.