In the Tradition: Amiri Baraka

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Date(s) - 03/22//2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Howard University, Cramton Auditorium


A program of live performances, commentary, and multimedia presentations honoring Amiri Baraka.  Includes excerpts from Keep Your Razor Sharp, a musical celebration of the 50th anniversary of Baraka’s classic book, Blues People: Negro Music in White America.  Tributes and readings by Craig Harris, Sonia Sanchez, Haki Madhubuti, Avery Brooks, A. B. Spellman, Abiodun and Babatunde of The Last Poets, Eugene Redmond, Tony Medina, and Jessica Care Moore.  Plus theatrical performances of excerpts from Baraka’s more celebrated plays, including Dutchman and Mad Hearts, political commentary by Tom Porter and James Early, and live music from the Howard University Jazztet and Afro Blue.  Free admission.