Saturday, February 25, 2006
Langston Hughes Auditorium, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, (Enter at 103 West 135th Street), New York, NY 10037-1801 (directions)
The Schomburg Center in partnership with Jazzmobile presens a collaboration of spoken word and jazz for peace featuring renowned writer Ishamel Reed, one of today’s most original and controversial African-American literary figures, and a jazz ensemble led by innovative violinist Billy Bang. Reed will read his own works and the peace poetry of Japanese Buddhist philospher Daisaku Ikeda in what promises to be a powerful presentation. As Reed says, "When the politicians and the intellectual or academic leaders fail, then the poets have to step in." This event is free and open to the public.
To order tickets for Schomburg Center programs, please call The Schomburg Shop at (212) 491-2206, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
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