Review: Josephine Baker still a revolutionary figure says Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle’s Wei Chen reviewed Da Camera’s season opening concert, Josephine Baker: A Personal Portrait. Read the review. (Subscription required.)

“Clearly, anyone expecting a vaudevillian night of song and dance was in for a surprise. The show, featuring members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, is a dark and contemplative look at showbiz’s first black female star. It proposes, through poetry by Claudia Rankine, that Baker’s desires to entertain and to be true to herself were often at odds.”