Lomax/Woods ...A Bad Peace

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Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit St., Columbus, Ohio 43202

Benjamin Franklin is famously quoted as stating, “There was never a good war, or a bad peace.” And yet, in 2016 America, there is all manner of evidence to the contrary. Does Franklin’s logic hold up in an America where large portions of its population live in occupied state conditions? “A Bad Peace” seeks to unpack that political duality in a unique performance of three brand new works by two of Columbus’ most progressive artists.

Navigating the theme through poetry and song, Dr. Mark Lomax, II and Scott Woods will deliver a stunning collection of new work. Dr. Lomax, II will be performing a new solo drum work, followed by Woods performing a new long-form poem. The presentation will conclude with a duet between the two that unpacks the history of black code-switching, jazz, and racial identity entitled “What You Smiling For?”, a multi-disciplinary work composed specifically for this event. A short Q&A follows the performance.

Admission is free. Merchandise by both artists will be available for purchase.