At the end of March I journeyed to Deptford’s Albany Theatre to experience a preview of Carleen Anderson’s forthcoming one woman show, entitled ‘Cage Street Memorial’. Though Carleen had described the piece to me as a musical I was not … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Deep stuff, Words
Tagged Albany Theatre, Cage Street Memorial, Carleen Aderson, Civil Rights, Derek Richards, gospel, Orphy Robinson, Rare Groove, Talkin' Loud, Tim Hopkins, Welsh National Opera, Young Disciples
Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten Freedom Summers suite: THE No.1 Gig Of The London Jazz Festival Cafe Oto is proud to present the European premiere of legendary trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith’s phenomenal large-scale masterwork – the complete ‘Ten Freedom Summers’ suite. … Continue reading
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Tagged Avante Garde, Civil Rights, Cunieform Records, Dr Martin Luther King Jnr, Jazz, Jesse Gilbert, Niagra Falls Conference 1905, Ten Freedom Summers, The Ligeti Quartet, Voter Registration, Wadada Leo Smith, Wadada Leo Smith'sGolden Quartet
MARTIN LUTHER KING & THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON is another magical film from the Hackney based Smoking Dogs. Directed by Jon Akomfrah this evocative and historically illuminating documentary celebrates the pivotal moment in modern history when the the Civil Rights … Continue reading
Posted in Deep stuff, Follytricks!
Tagged 1963, Bayard Rustin, Civil Rights, Communism, Dr Martin Luther King Jnr, FBI, JFK, John F Kennedy, March On Washington for Freedom and Jobs, Philip Randolph
TONIGHT WE WILL CELEBRATE the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr at Nexus – One World at St. George’s Bloomsbury. A Jazz Warriors Int. co-production it will be hosted by Bonnie Greer and the concert will feature … Continue reading
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Tagged Assassination, Civil Rights, Cleveland Watkiss, Dr Martin Luther King Jnr, Errolyn Wallen, Jazz warriors Int., Nexus - One World, Orphy Robinson, Paul Gladstone Reid, s, St George's Bloomsbury
Back in 1958 Dave Brubeck broke with the bop tradition and dropped a tune featuring alto player Paul Desmond entitled ‘Take 5’. Today, that tune remains a jazz anthem. The album that it came from – ‘Time Out – sold … Continue reading