NEW YORK CITY
BLACK AUGUST B’EARTHDAY CELEBRATION
HONORING RUSSELL MAROON SHOATZ’S 70TH BIRTHDAY
Saturday, August 24, 2013 | 7PM to 9PM
The National Black Theatre
2031 5th Avenue | Harlem, NY
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
The National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York, guests will experience a special invited guest poet, NEA award-recipient and American Book Award Winner Sonia Sanchez alongside the Grammy-award winning pianist and Latin jazz master-composer Arturo O’Farrill.
spiritchild will return with his acclaimed hip-hop jazz outfit, Mental Notes, and the youth artists of Art Start. Award-winning hip-hop journalist Rosa Clemente will be speaking as well. Finally, Movement in Motion’s and Zulu Nation’s visual artists, Ziedah Diata and Xen Medina, respectively, will grace the theatre with aesthetic tributes to Maroon.
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The August 23rd and 24th events are co-sponsored by Scientific Soul Sessions, a multi- generational group united by the drive to pre-figure a new society free of imperialism, colonization, racism, heteropatriarchy, and capitalist exploitation. An explicitly revolutionary political/cultural organization, Scientific Soul stands against all forms of social inequality, and stands for the dignity and self-determination of oppressed peoples. The leadership for this movement will first and foremost be women and oppressed nationalities, and is based on both excellence and experimentation. For more information visit: http://www.scientificsoulsessions.com and @ScientificSoul