Thursday, January 9, 2014
Marvin X interview on KPFA and KPOO radio stations about his friend Amiri Baraka
Marvin X will be interviewed about his friend Amiri Baraka by KPFA's (www.kpfa.org) Greg Bridges, Monday, 8pm. On Tuesday he will be interviewed by Terry Collins of KPOO (www.kpoo.org radioa bout his 50 year friendship with AB.
Baraka had invited Marvin X to read at a tribute for poet Jayne Cortez at New York University, Feb 4, 2014. The tribute will go on, we assume with a tribute to Baraka as well.
Marvin X invited Baraka to The Black Arts Movement Conference at University of California, Merced, Feb. 28, March 1-2, 2014, a Kim McMillan/Marvin X production, sponsored by UC Merced and California Endowment. It will be a BAM tribute to Amiri Baraka as well, chief architect of the Black Arts Movement, the most radical and revolutionary artistic and literary movement in American history.
Larry Neal said BAM is the sister of the Black Power Movement, Marvin X says BAM was the mother!
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Newark Symphony Hall, 1020 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey. 10am.