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June 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until June 10, 2019

Panel and Performance: Sunday, June 2, 4-7 PM
Class 1: Monday, June 3 6-8 PM
Class 2: Monday, June 10 6-8 PM

Join musician and scholar Ras Moshe Burnett for a performance and discussion, followed by a two-session course examining the historical parallels between Jazz and socio-political engagement. There will be a particular emphasis on the independent record labels, social formations, and lofts that presented music in Brooklyn and New York City. This study naturally leads into an examination of the economics involved in community-organized, collective-led musical presentations.

On Sunday, June 2, the panel and performance will include:

Aurora Flores (Composer, founder and leader of Zon del Barrio. Educator, journalist and president of Aurora Communications)
Warren Smith (Percussionist, composer. Founder of Studio WIS (NYC 1967-1996). Educator (SUNY Old Westbury 1971-1996)Member of Collective Black Artists and Strata East Records. Founding member of Max Roach’s M’BOOM Percussion Ensemble and Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble)
William J. Harris (Poet, author of The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader and The Poetry and Poetics of Amiri Baraka:The Jazz Aesthetic. Former English MFA director at University of Kansas)
David Henderson (Poet and founding member of Umbra Writers Workshop (1962-1968). Co-founder of The Black Arts Movement. educator. Author of ‘Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky:Jimi Hendrix-Voodoo Child. Contributed to Black Fire (edited by Amiri Baraka & Larry Neal)
Sam Anderson (Activist, Educator, mathematician. Co-founder of The Black Arts Movement. Founder of Black Education for Excellence. Contributed to Black Fire (1968 edited by Amiri Baraka & Larry Neal)
Author of The Black Holocaust for Beginners)

Moderated by Althea SullyCole (Kora practitioner, ethnomusicologist–Alan Lomax Archives, B.A. from Barnard College), educator (M.A. from the School of Oriental and African Studies).
Monday, June 3, 6-8 PM
Class subject: Bill Dixon and the October Revolution/The Black Arts Movement.”
Co-presented by Ben Young (WKCR-FM, founder of Triple Point Records, author of “Dixonia:A Bio-Discography of Bill Dixon, Lecturer at Lincoln Center Jazz)

Monday, June 10: 6-8 PM
Class subject: Jazz and People’s Movements”
Co-presented by Geoffrey Jacques (California Institute of the Arts).


  • Ras Moshe
    Saxophonist, educator, and organizer Ras Moshe Burnett is a Brooklyn NY native and recent graduate of a SUNY degree program in music studies at Empire State College. He is the organizer of the "Music Now!" series formed in 1999 and a member of the Neues Kabarett collective, both at The Brecht … Read More ›


June 2, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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