A brother now living in the Bay Area told Marvin X, "Marvin, I heard more about you in Philly than here in the Bay. You are well known and well loved in Philadelphia."
Keyboard genius Elliot Savoy Bey works with Marvin X coast to coast.
After listening to Marvin X interviewed on Laney College Radio, http://www.9thfloorradio.com/…/1/22/yakety-yak-with-marvin-x his Philly musician friend, keyboard genius Elliot Savoy Bey said "Marvin X must be read and listened to like one is at a buffet--don't take too much at one time, just a little, then go back for more. Don't pile the plate--too much will make you sick, you will have a nervous breakdown." After listening to the interview, another Philly brother said, Marvin X is the Clifford Brown of spoken word. He put on a Clifford Brown album for Elliot Bey to
Philly's Harriet Tubman, i.e., Pam Africa, told Marvin that he needs to come set up shop in Philly, especially if he wants to do the Philly leg of his Black Arts Movement 27 City Tour. Philly poets told Marvin don't bring all them West coast poets to Philly, we can handle this!
Greg Corbin, founder of the Philly Youth Poetry Movement
Philly Professor/poet/editor Ewuare Osayande
BAY AREA FOLKS CAN CATCH MARVIN X AND THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT POET'S CHOIR AND ARKESTRA AT LANEY COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 7, 10AM THRU 8PM. OAKLAND'S NEW MAYOR LIBBY SCHAAF AND PRESIDENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL LYNETTE MCELHANEY WILL BE THERE. WILL YOU?