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About the Grant

$22,500 to support The Love Project and Other Stories (MAP 2005), a collaboration between Pearl Cleage, Ntozake Shange, Rhodessa Jones, and Idris Ackamoor.

About the Project

The Love Project and Other Stories is the product of a long time collaboration of love and life between Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor. In homage to Jones & Ackamoor’s long time creative relationship, a group of writers, including novelist Pearl Cleage and playwright Ntozake Shange, are assembling new works for the Jones & Ackamoor duet. These new works will celebrate the energy, the inevitable struggle, the bonding, and love that has forged a life rooted in creative survival.

Each artist will be given a subject in which to write and/or prepare monologues, narratives, spoken word, lyrics, etc. specifically for Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor. This concept is similar to the way Duke Ellington wrote specifically for the individual musicians in his orchestra.

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Cultural Odyssey
Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor.
Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor.

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