Examples of “Breakdown Live” Topics Would Be:
“Jewish Writers Sharing Black Culture” features music from early theatrical works like Porgy and Bess, Showboat and Great Day. This is a deep dive on how Jewish songwriters took inspiration from Harlem Renaissance figures like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and W.E.B. Du Bois.
The Films of Spike Lee — We’ll examine how films such as “Do the Right Thing,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Jungle Fever” “X” and “Bamboozled” provide commentary on race and culture. And we’ll accompany that with performances from those films’ soundtracks.