September 10, 7:30 pm
Oralizing: The Speed of Spoken Thought, A program of “Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited”
Sekou Sundiata’s blues, as he once explained it, was a blues of transcendence: “That’s the ghost—the holy ghost.” Join talented artists— violinist Juliette Jones, composer/guitarist Marvin Sewell, electrosacred rhythmist Val-Inc, poet and playwright Dael Orlandermith, poet Tyehimba Jess and composer and event curator Karma Mayet Johnson—for an evening of im-plorational verse, sharp lyric narratives and synaesthetic texts. Admission: $10 General Public / $8 Schomburg Center Members. Co-sponsored by MAPP International Productions and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Funding as of August 29, 2013:
Lead Sponsor: Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University
Sustaining Sponsors: Graywolf Press; New York University Creative Writing Program
Associate: Academy of American Poets
Friend: Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing, Pine Manor College
This event is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature.
Langston Hughes Theater
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY