Monday, May 2, 2016

The Education of Jah Amiel: piano recital at University of California, Berkeley, May 1, 2016

 Jah Amiel Douglas, performs theme from Star Wars at U.C. Berkeley's Morrison Hall. He is the
son of Attorney Amira Jackmon; grandson of poet Marvin X. When he was two years old, he told his  grandfather, "You can't save the world but I can!"

 piano and voice students at recital, UC Berkeley, May 1, 2016

 piano and voice students at recital, UC Berkeley, May 1, 2016

Jah Amiel and fellow students

His piano teacher Phoebe Abramowitz and Jah Amiel

 Left to right, Naima Joy and brother, Jah Amiel. Left to right, their mother, Attorney Amira Jackmon and sister Muhammida El Muhajir, visiting from Accra, Ghana.

 Jah Amiel, Cal Bear, Naima Joy

 Jah Amiel, the one who has come to save the world, according to himself. After all, his birthday is May 31, two days after his grandfather's, May 29. Does he have an ego like his grandfather's or what?

 Aunt Muhammida and Jah Amiel

 Jah Amiel and Naima Joy

 Amira, Muhammida and aunt Debra Jackmon

From the Jah Amiel Archives
FYI, his grandfather's archives are in the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
Left to Right: Marvin X, grandson Jah Amiel, director Stanley Nelson, MX's daughter Attorney Amira Jackmon and her daughter Naimah Joy at Shattuck Cinema, Berkeley showing of Black Panthers, Vanguard of the Revolution, directed by Stanley Nelson; Marvin X is in the film.  He and Stanley Nelson participated in the Q and A. Jah Amiel  said, "It was too much shooting!"

Left of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is Naima Joy and her aunt Nefertiti, on right is Jah Amiel. Mayor issued proclamation to Marvin X on the 50th Anniversary of the Black Arts Movement of which he is one of the founders. On right of Marvin X is Dr. Elnora T. Webb, Laney College President. Seated in Dr. Nathan Hare, father of Black and Ethnic Studies.
photo Ken Johnson

Left to Right: Paul Cobb, Dr. Leslee Stradford, Rt. Col. Conway Jones, Jr., Marvin X, granddaughter Naima Joy, grandson Jah Amiel, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Dr. Elnora T. Webb, President of Laney College, Dr. Nathan Hare, Lynette McElhaney, President of the Oakland City Council.
photo Ken Johnson

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