Music alumnus Owen “Fiidla” Brown ’96 will perform at Lincoln Center in New York City on February 14, 2014. This will be the first, highly anticipated collaboration between Emmy award-winning tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith and the noted musicians of the Fiidla Brown Quartet.
The work is based on the rhythmical and creative elements rooted in the African American experience, and is a musical response to the acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave.
Owen has performed with the Sun Ra Arkestra, Gil Scot Heron, and a host of other legendary figures from the jazz and hip-hop world. He completed his Master of Music Degree in Performance in 1996, studying with IUP Music Professor Stanley Chepaitis.
The performance takes place at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. For more information and program updates, visit the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center website.