Stew and the Negro Problem
Notes of a Native Song
“…a true treat for those who care about innovative, thought-provoking lyrics." —Entertainment Weekly
The singer-songwriter Stew pays homage to the art and activism of James Baldwin in Notes of a Native Song, an irreverent and spirited rock and roll song-cycle. With his band The Negro Problem, Stew—known for his 2008 Tony winner Passing Strange developed on the Stanford campus—explores Baldwin’s trailblazing legacy with music, video, and spoken word that captures the essence of the man who spoke uncomfortable truths about gender, race, and class division.