Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Wild Crazy Ride Called the Marvin X Experience coming to San Diego

 photo by Kamau Amen Ra

 photo Gene Hazzard

 Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, Marvin X and Hunia at the How to Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy Retreat, facilitated by Marvin X

 Marvin X with David Murray and Earle Davis at Oakland's Malcolm X Jazz/Art Festival, 2014
photo Gene Hazzard

 A few of Marvin X's thirty books

 Longtime friends, Angela Davis, Marvin X, Sonia Sanchez

Marvin X's one-man concert entitled The Wild Crazy Ride Called the Marvin X Experience will arrive in San Diego soon as final arrangements are made. Community Black Art groups will bring the poet to town. The poet will read from a variety of works, including poems, parables, fables, essays and plays during his concert, a separate project from the BAM 27 City Tour.
 The late critic, poet, novelist, professor Sherley A. Williams

The San Diego folks will work in partnership with BAM to make the 27 City Tour happen in their town. Many years ago, Marvin X was a Visiting Professor at the University of California, San Diego, invited by his late childhood friend, Professor Sherley A. Williams. Marvin suggested to the San Diego folks that the BAM Tour in San Diego should be in honor of BAM poet/critic Sherley A. Williams. Give Birth to Brightness was her critique of the Black Arts Movement. At Marvin's suggestion, Sherley also edited an anthology of the Journal of Black Poetry writings which she submitted to JBP publisher Jose Goncalves (Dingane) before making her transition. Her novel Dessa Rosa was featured on Oprah Winfrey.

To book Marvin X and/or the BAM 27 City Tour, call 510-200-4164. Send letter of invitation to

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