Ruby Dee, Brian Dykstra, reg e. gaines, et al. Set for April 11 Harlem Stage Event
This evening of poetry, dance, readings, music, and visual art is presented in conjunction with the publication of BAsics, from the Talks and Writings of Bob Avakian -- a book of quotations and short essays that concentrates 30 years of Avakian's work on questions of revolution and human emancipation.
Additional performers include musician Guillermo Brown; singer Maggie Brown; Richard Brown, former member Black Panther Party and co-founder of The Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, founded by the SF8; poet and playwright reg e. gaines; Moist Paula Henderson, baritone sax player and composer; Justin Long-Moton, poet; Maluca; jazz musician David Murray; Outernational; Abiodun Oyewole from The Last Poets; Ted Rall, cartoonist and author; Rebel Diaz; excerpts from Tapsploitation; and jazz musicians Matthew Shipp and William Parker.
There will also be readings of letters from prisoners and others by Aladdin, Bridgit Antoinette Evans, Raul Castillo, Brian Dykstra and Nitya Vidyasagar. Leah Bonvissuto will direct.
A visual arts exhibition specially curated for the night will include the work of Derrick Adams, Wafaa Bilal, Emory Douglas, Richard Duardo, Skylar Fein, Kyle Goen, Guerilla Girls Broadband, Steve Lambert, Wangechi Mutu, Dread Scott, SenOne and Hank Willis Thomas.