The evening boasts the talents of famed soprano Jessye Norman, the hip-hop group The Roots, jazz great Nnenna Freelon and singer-actress de'Adre Aziza (Passing Strange). George Manahan conducts the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Show time is 7:30 PM.
Karpman's Ask Your Mama!, according to press notes, is a "90-minute tapestry of music, film, and spoken word that bursts the boundaries of time, place, and verbal expression to trace the currents and tributaries of cultural diasporas. The Hughes/Karpman work travels from Africa to the Americas, from the South to the North, from cities to suburbs, from opera to jazz, from gospel to be-bop — and in Hughes's own words, 'from shadows to fire.'"
The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood, CA. Tickets, priced $28-$116, are now on sale by visiting HollywoodBowl.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.