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From Maxville to Vanport

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble


Alberta Rose Theatre Northeast
Sat May 26, 2018, 7:30 pm 21+


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Recommended by Erik Henriksen

70 years ago, just north of Portland, Vanport was destroyed by a flood—leaving its roughly 20,000 inhabitants, many of whom were Black, without homes in a state openly hostile to them. The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble examines this ugly period in Oregon’s ugly history with From Maxville to Vanport, a “multi-media concert of songs and video” that digs into the histories of Vanport and Maxville, a similarly segregated and multicultural town in Eastern Oregon. With music and text, Maxville to Vanport aims to “shed more light on parts of Oregon’s history that deserve wider recognition”—an excellent goal if there ever was one.

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211

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  • Sat May 26, 2018, 7:30 pm