Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Voices of the Black Arts Movement Gala, Friday, Feb 28, 2014, University of California, Merced

Voices of the Black Arts Movement Gala
Merced Multicultural Center
645 W. Main Street
Friday, February 28 Program
Black Box Theatre
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Kim McMillon
Thank you to supporters, and introduction of
veteran television journalist Belva Davis
Belva Davis
The Black Arts, Film, Theatre, and Community
Greg Morozumi
Voices of the Black Arts Movement Curator
The Black Arts Movement Pioneers
Askia Toure
Marvin X
Umar Bin Hassan
Emory Douglas
Juan Felipe Herrera
Genny Lim
Eugene Redmond
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Show
Hosted by Belva Davis
Acknowledging the Ancestors
Poetess Kalamu Chaché and Lakiba Pittman
Performance by
Avotcja (Percussions)
Tarika Lewis (violin)
Tacuma (Drums)
Vocalist Michelle Alison
To Be Young Gift and Black written by Nina Simone and Weldon Irvine Jr.
(Poetry) by Marvin X, Tarika Lewis (violin), Tacuma King (percussion)
Earle Davis (Trumpet)
Umar Bin Hassan
The Last Poets
Judy Juanita
reads the poems of Carolyn M. Rodgers, a seminal poet of the Black Arts Movement
Genny Lim
Performs poetry with percussionist Marshall Trammell
UC Merced Hip Hop Movement
Dance and Rap Homage to Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement
K.E.V. and Donjuan of Nu DeKades
Conscious Rap
Paul Harper 
Merced Rapper

DJ and Music

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