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Mark Lomax II

400: An Afrikan Epic

Artist Residency | World Premiere

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Columbus-based composer, recording artist, and drummer Mark Lomax II and his musical compatriots perform selections from his 12-album cycle 400: An Afrikan Epic. Supported by a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award, this ambitious project tells the story of black America stretching from precolonial Afrika, through the 400 years after the start of the Transatlantic slave trade in 1619, and into the Afrofuture while celebrating the creativity of a people who continue to endure.

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Mark Lomax, photo courtesy of the artist.

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Mark Lomax, photo courtesy of the artist.

Photo of Mark Lomax

Mark Lomax, photo courtesy of the artist.

The Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University is lead commissioner of 400: A Celebration through its Artist Residency Award program.

MAJOR SEASON SUPPORT FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

RESIDENCY AND RELATED PROGRAMS SUPPORTED BY
Wexner Center Artist Residency Award
Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., in honor of Jack Jackson

ACCOMMODATIONS
The Blackwell Inn

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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