Thursday, February 13, 2014

Black Arts West Tribute at Eastside Arts Center, Oaktown

Tribute to greats of Black Arts. With transitions of Amiri Baraka, Richard Dedeaux (Watts Prophets), and Gil Scott Heron, we take time to celebrate culture and Black Art. 

Father Amde Hamilton (Watts Prophets), members of GSH's Amnesia Express Band, Ama Evolution, Ayodele 'Word Slanga', Marvin X and more.

$10 Donation, Fundraiser for Race for the Times Documental Volume 1

Exclusive clips of the film will be shown including The Watts Prophets, Amiri Baraka and more.

Get there early, space is limited !!

Don't miss this historic event, with Father Amde Hamilton performing some new work, as well as some classic words. The Watts Prophets formed after the Watts Riots of 1965, to create a powerful group of poets. Sampled by Digable Planets, NWA, and a host of others, The Watts Prophets were
the first group to say "rap" on record. The real originators of real rap.

 Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, aka Wordslanger

 AB and MX

 Revolutionary Poets Jayne Cortez and Amiri Baraka joined the ancestors

 Marvin X and his star student, Dr. Ayodele Nzinga

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