"Marvin X is a Motherfucker!"
--Felipe Luciano, Last Poets
people don't want the truth--they want the low down dirty truth."
"Marvin X says some wild things!"--Attorney John Burris
"At his best, Marvin X is clarity of perception."--Gerald Ali, UK
"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
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
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
If you would like to book the Wild Crazy Ride of the Marvin X Experience, send letter of invitation to:
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 Moveon.org. 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: