Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Artist activists talk on self-determination, funk and jazz, Saturday

Creative Time and Weeksville Heritage Center

in collaboration with

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


Conversations on Self Determination: 
Funk and Jazz

Saturday, October 4, 3:30-5:30pm

Explore music as a soundtrack for social justice. Leading contemporary Brooklyn artists reflect on their art while revisiting the anthems that fortified and consoled the African-American-led struggle for desegregation and equal rights.

Moderator: Una-Kariim A. Cross, artist, writer, and educator

Speakers: Willard Jenkins, jazz writer and radio/TV host; Toshi Reagon, activist, singer, songwriter, and musician working in genres from folk to blues and funk; and Carl Hancock Rux, interdisciplinary performative artist, writer, and playwright.

Performer: Martha Redbone, singer-songwriter and community activist
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Weeksville Heritage Center
158 Buffalo Avenue (between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue), Brooklyn

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