The Black Arts, Jazz, Literature and Music: A talk with Artist Rome Neal


Published on Mar 1, 2014
Rome Neal is an Actor, Theatrical Director, Musician and co-producer of the long-running one man performance called MONK. It is a look at the life of the complicated musical genius who changed the interpretation of piano Jazz. MONK, says Neal, is also a link with both African and African-American artists the world over, using Jazz music as a vehicle for that connection.

Neal, who is also executive director of the monthly New York talent show program he calls BANANA PUDDING, talks about is one man act, a collaboration with playwright Lawrence Holder. Neal has performed the play on both sides of the Atlantic ocean, including several performances in Nigeria. He talks with us inside Sahara Television studios about his work, and his new directions in the Black Arts.


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