Title

All You Need is a Wall (I Too, Sing America)
Produced
Adam Kampe

Presented

TCF, USA, 2010
Collection
ShortDocs
Tags
Book Odds, History, Race
Bo_wall_singamerica__kampe
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Story

A high school teacher imagines what might happen when poet Langston Hughes, in his poem “I, Too, Sing America," has a chance to leave the kitchen he's confined to and actually sit at the table when company comes.

"I am the darker brother - they send me to eat in the kitchen .... Tomorrow, I'll be at the table..."

Produced for the 2010 TCF ShortDocs Challenge: Book Odds.

Producer

Adam Kampe tripped and fell into audioland about 10 years ago as a volunteer at WPFW in Washington, DC. A few years later, he was hooked and later attended Salt in 2005. This experience and a bit of luck landed him a job at the NEA, where, for the past six years, he's been producing audio (and now video) about the arts.

Extra

Piece also includes an excerpt from "Take Time" off the album, The Lemon of Pink.

Book Odds invited anyone/everyone to produce a short audio work inspired by (and named after) song titles from The Books' record The Way Out, and including samples from their library of musical bits, strange phrases and sonic doodads. Read more about and listen to other Book Odds submissions.

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