Dreams Revealed

Singer/songwriter Tamara Wellons Gives Her Interpretation of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God at Joe’s Movement Emporium April 27 & April 28

By Annamarya Scaccia

wellons“Now, women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.”

So begins chapter one of Zora Neale Hurston’s 1937 novel,Their Eyes Were Watching God. A revered book, Hurston’s story about Janie Crawford is both influential and revolutionary, despite its contentious reception upon first publishing. And this weekend, songstress Tamara Wellons will give the literary classic the musical treatment.

On her new concept album, Songs for Janie, the Virginia native offers a melodic interpretation of Their Eyes Were Watching God through original refrains. On Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, Wellons will perform her songs, which are an enticing, smoky blend of jazz, house, and soul, with a theatrical flair at Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road in Mt. Rainier, at 8 p.m. Songs for Janie is slated to be released this summer.

For more information, visit http://joesmovement.org/.


Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28

8 p.m.

Tickets: $20

Joe’s Movement Emporium

3309 Bunker Hill Rd.

Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Published on Prince George’s Suite – Monday, April 23, 2012

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