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"Bring In'Da Noise Bring In'Da Funk"


HarlemLive recently sent two reporters to the Musical "Bring In'Da Noise, Bring In'Da Funk" at the Ambassador Theatre. It was produced and directed by George C Wolfe. The featured actors in this show were Baakari Wilder, Ann Duquesnay, and Jeffrey Wright. Two reviews were written.

Reviews Written By Kerly Suffren and by Anon Imous; Edited by Leonora Unser-Schutz

"Bring In Da Noise" was a show- n -tell story of Black American struggle throughout history. It is an exciting emotional setting a terrific show exposing hard work and excitement. The show was built to relate to its viewers; tap dancing and mSmall Play Billusic were used to attract attention and help the actors relate to the audience.

The show 's audience had incredible energy due to the performers, who were great. They were very energetic, and exciting. They were excellent actors and masters of tap dancing. Ann Duqesnay really energized the audiences, she had a beautiful voice and she really got people into the show. So did the dancing, which brought the fun out for everybody.

Dancing and music were used creativally. These are two things that the world can relate to, in one way or the other. People use these things to express their emotions and feelings. They were used for different purposes whether it be fun or sad.


Each of the dances was to related to their title and the scene that they were in. The dances were very live, noisy, and full of energy (With the exception the slave dances).

Kerly Suffren Brings Da NoiseThe dances were amazing, and performed in many different ways .

The show illustrated music at its best, capturing minds and stealing souls to describe their point. The tools used were different in each dance.They were a form of art consisting of the people, tap shoes, pots, pans, rope, metal,wood, buckets and any malarial that can be found to produce music. That was unique. Much of the equipment used in the dances were not high teach and basically were household items that can be found anywhere. The actors took advantage of this, and expressed themselves using the instruments they were given.

What made this show even more entertaining is that throughout it, they are telling the story of the struggle Black Americans. They used a system groups of all ages are able to understand.

To capture someone's attention, you have to show the audience that you want them there and you must relate to them. That's exactly what this show did.

Written by Anon Imous, Edited by Leonora Unser-Schutz

George Wolf, Producer of Bring the Noise

Bring in'da Noise, Bring in da Funk,George C.Wolfe and Savion Glover's story of African American history through tap dancing takes you to the highest climax you can reach. As I watched it I felt a burst of energy, and my heart go with the tapping of The Company's beat. It also brought a feeling of ignorance to me.

During the first part called 'In Da' Beginning',I had to keep looking in my PLAYBILL to try to figure out what each scene meant. As an African-American lady I should know my roots and culture. The scene called 'The Panhandlers' was my second favorite yet I had not a clue on what was supposed to be about. My favorite scene was 'The uncle Huck-a-buck song. That scene made me want to laugh and then shake my head. All the dances made me feel like my heartbeat was going to the beat especially in the 'Whirligig Stomp'. Bring in'da Noise, Bring in'da funk brought out the noise and funk in me, and I'm sure the rest of the captivated audience would agree.


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