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At a time when immigration is much in the news, Professor John Rapson of the UI School of Music's Jazz Studies Program has created a powerful multi-media performance piece about an early 20th-century immigrant whose story remains highly relevant today. "Hot Tamale Louie: The Story of Zarif Khan" will be performed by Rapson and a cast of musicians and actors at the Wieting Theatre on Sunday, Oct 21, at 2 p.m. The performance is based on a June 2016 New Yorker article that caught Rapson's eye and his ear.
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An immigrant's tale, told through jazz coming to Wieting