Black Arts Movement Poets Choir and Arkestra Rock Oakland’s Malcolm X Jazz Festival


posted by Robert J. Carmack    a   re-post from Black Bird Press News

This past weekend I missed what I used to make every year when I lived in East Bay-Oakland area. The Malcom X Jazz Festival in San Antonio Park, Oakland California. this event is always produced by the Eastbay Arts Alliance  Celebrating Malcom X birthday.

Marvin X Poet & Bin Hassan-original Last Poets

Marvin X Poet & Bin Hassan-original Last Poets

 

The performances of Marvin X and the Black Arts Movement Poets Choir & Arkestra  Featuring
Don Murray &
Marvin X poet & living legend Don Murray saxes

Marvin X poet & living legend Don Murray saxes

Mechelle La'Chaux

L-R Tarika Lewis Violin & Mechelle La’chaux vocals

This was hardly a one man show. Other performers included Choreographer Linda Johnson and her dancers–Linda opened the show and stole the show with the beauty of her movement. There was harpist and vocalist Destiny Muhammad; violinist Tarika Lewis with her young students (awesome); vocalist Mechelle LaChaux, actress/poet Ayodele Nzinga; poets Genny Lim, Toreada Mikell, Paradise Jah Love, Kalamu Chache’, Aries Jordan, and actor Geoffery Grier, percussionist Tacuma King, drummer Val Serrant, Zena Allen on the Kora, singer Rashidah Sabreen, et al.

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aniti Baraka poster NOW 

 

african Dance students

 

Just some Brothers enjoying the Jazz on Malcom X day

Just some Brothers enjoying the Jazz on Malcom X day

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