Friday, April 15, 2016

Tentative Bay Area Schedule of the Wild Crazy Ride of the Marvin X Experience

Original Last Poets, Felipe Luciano, and Marvin X, co-founder of the National Black Arts Movement

"Marvin X is a Motherfucker!"
--Felipe Luciano, Last Poets
"Don't be so right, Marvin X: You so right you wrong!The
people don't want the truth--they want the low down dirty truth."
 --Sun Ra

"Marvin X says some wild things!"--Attorney John Burris

"At his best, Marvin X is clarity of perception."--Gerald Ali, UK

Master writer Ishmael Reed.

"If you want to learn about inspiration and motivation, don't spend
all that money going to workshops and seminars, just go stand at
14th and Broadway, downtown Oakland, and watch Marvin X at
work. He's Plato teaching on the streets of Oakland." --Ishmael Reed


Saturday, April 23, 2016, Marvin X speaks/reads, Memorial for Yogi, San Quentin Six, Fulton Street Cultural Center,
San Francisco, 1-5pm

Kujichagulia, Black Arts Movement Poets Choir and Arkestra member and long time artistic freedom fighter will participate in memorial event for Hugo "Yogi" Pinell. Queen of Multi-talents, she taught for many years at San Quentin Prison.

Saturday, April 30, Donald Lacy Show, KPOO Radio, 11AM

Wake up, everybody! KPOO-fm 89.5, Saturdays 7AM-noon. Music, news, commentary.

Sunday, May 29, Marvin X birthday: he travels to outta space

 photo Pendarvis Harshaw

Saturday, June 18, San Francisco Juneteeth Festival 
Marvin X speaks/reads

Black Arts Movement poet/organizer Marvin X and Blues guitarist/vocalist Fillmore Slim agreed to
perform together at this year's San Francisco Juneenth Festival. "Sure, we can perform together, Marvin X, Blues and poetry is the same thing!" Fillmore, now 81, stopped by Marvin's Academy of da Corner at the Berkeley Flea Market, Bay Area crossroads for North American Africans.


Sunday, June 19, Berkeley Juneteenth Festival

September 30/October 1, Marvin X opening monologue for Donald Lacy's play Color Struck
Laney College Theatre, Oakland

If you would like to book the Wild Crazy Ride of the Marvin X Experience, send letter of invitation to:

Skyline of Oakland at sunrise (Getty Images)

On January 19, the Oakland City Council passed legislation establishing the Black Arts Movement Business District. We thank them, especially City Council President Lynette McElhaney and It is time for the BAM Poets Choir and Arkestra to hit the road to complete the 27 City BAM Tour ancestor Amiri Baraka suggested to continue our cultural revolution and united front of progressive people.

That's why I created a petition to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, which says:

"We call upon Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to support a benefit concert for Straight Outta Oakland, The Black Arts Movement 27 City Tour, featuring the Black Arts Movement Poets Choir and Arkestra. We suggest the benefit concert happen at the Paramount Theatre with the Oakland Symphony performing with the BAM Poets Choir and Arkestra. "

Will you sign my petition? Click here to add your name:

Marvin X,
Producer/Director, Straight Outta Oakland, BAM 27 City Tour
Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, Co-producer/director

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