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Yolanda Wisher's Rent Party @ the Rosenbach

  • The Rosenbach Museum & Library 2008 Delancey Place Philadelphia, PA, 19103 United States (map)

The tradition of the rent party dates back to the Harlem Renaissance, when communal gatherings of artists and musicians fed the outpouring of blues, jazz, and poetry for which this period is known. Hosted by poet Yolanda Wisher, this quarterly series celebrates the literary past with readings by contemporary poets and music performed by her band, the Afroeaters (Jim Dragoni on guitar, Sirlance Gamble on drums, and Mark Palacio on double bass). 

Earlier Event: September 27
Monument to the Philadelphia Poet
Later Event: September 29
Final Fridays: Word Up!