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Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Henry Winston Unity Center

NEW MASSES NIGHTS - 7:30pm (doors open at 7)

235 West 23 Street, 7th floor
New York New York 10011
US
Price: $10 donation

NEW MASSES NIGHTS, a NYC performance series featuring the unique heritage of liberation arts in the United States rooted in the struggle for progressive change.

**** SPECIAL MAY DAY EDITION**** OUR HEADLINER IS THE BERN NIX QUARTET! - The guitarist of Ornette Coleman's revolutionary band Prime Time for over 15 years has since been leading his own bands with his ax out front. The Quartet released an album of its own in 2014 and have performed on many stages including the Vision Festival. We are honored to welcome The Bern Nix Quartet to our series. And make way for the evening's opening act, Gabby G & the Heavy Hitters, a quartet of young lions who are studying with the legendary Reggie Workman at the New School...

--BERN NIX QUARTET: Bern Nix-guitar, Matt Lavelle-trumpet and alto clarinet, Francois Grillot-bass, Reggie Sylvester-drums

--GABBY G & THE HEAVY HITTERS: Gabrielle Garo-alto saxophone, Matthew Whitaker-organ/piano, Wes Whitelock-guitar, Donovan Marshall-drums

This series is inspired by the cultural/political magazine of the 1920s-40s, "New Masses.” Here's a powerful concept, simultaneously old and new: a monthly community gathering in the Henry Winston Unity Hall on the 7th floor of 235 West 23rd Street.

On the last Saturday of each month, surround yourself with the art of the streets, working-class culture and radical human community. THREE SETS; DOORS OPEN AT 7:30. Join us as the cultural workers speak...

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Left Forum: John Jay College

Panel Discussion: THE WRITER AS REVOLUTIONARY - 10am - 11:50am

524 West 59th Street (near 10th Ave) - Room 3.80
New York New York 10019

John Pietaro hosts a panel discussion:

"THE WRITER AS REVOLUTIONARY: Literary Resistance Past and Present"
This discussion will concern the role of the writer as not only an activist but within a directly revolutionary role. The speakers will present historic and contemporary writers and movements.

Left Forum 2017 :
in Session 5: SUNDAY June 4th 10:00am - 11:50am
Room: "3.80"

at John Jay College for Criminal Justice
New Building
524 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019

Speakers:

John Pietaro -
New Masses Media

Amina Baraka -
Poetry Foundation, Communist Party USA

Raymond Nat Turner -
UpSurge! NYC

Hank Williams -
Lehman College CUNY


Left Forum Registration:
register@leftforum.org
www.leftforum.org Contact Us By Phone: 212-817-2003

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Left Forum: John Jay College Black Box Theare

AMINA BARAKA CD RELEASE EVENT - 3PM

524 West 59th Street (near 10th Ave)
New York New York 10019

A Left Forum Concert will be the backdrop in which we celebrate the debut album release by poet/vocalist/activist AMINA BARAKA.

Amina and the Red Microphone will perform selections from their album "Amina Baraka & the Red Microphone" (ESP-Disk, 2017). Amina will also engage in discussion with the audience, telling the backstory of the poetry being performed and accounts of her life within the Black Arts Movement and with her late husband, Amiri Baraka. The CD being feted will also be available for purchase.

Amina Baraka: poetry, voice
Ras Moshe Burnett: reeds, flute
Rocco John Iacovone: reeds
Laurie Towers: electric bass
John Pietaro: drums, percussion, musical direction

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Henry Winston Unity Center

NEW MASSES NIGHTS - 7:30pm (doors open 7)

235 West 23 Street, 7th floor
New York New York 10011
US
Price: $10 donation

NEW MASSES NIGHTS, a NYC performance series featuring the unique heritage of liberation arts in the United States rooted in the struggle for progressive change.

This month, New Masses Nights presents music and poetry to rock the rafters and your soul, from outside to deep blue. All of that and we will host the ALBUM RELEASE PARTY, NEW MASSES STYLE, OF AMINA BARAKA'S DEBUT CD! You cannot miss this one...

****June 24:
--AMINA BARAKA & THE RED MICROPHONE: In honor of the release of Amina's very first album as a leader, the poet and her band will perform select works from the CD and offer some discussion between Amina and the audience about the poetry. Copies of the CD--Amina Baraka & the Red Microphone (ESP-Disk, 2017)--will surely be available. Let's make this one a real PARTY

-- STEVE COHN TRIO: composer, multi-instrumentalist Cohn has gathered a special trio just for our series, and we are anxious to hear where this sound journey they take us. Steve's piano, shakuhachi and trombone will match wits with celebrated studio and jazz bassist LISLE ATKINSON (you've heard him with Nina Simone, Wynton Kelly, Hazel Scott, Thad Jones, many more) and burning drummer MARVIN BUGALU SMITH, a veteran of Sun Ra, Chet Baker, Archie Shepp and Charles Mingus' bands.

This series is inspired by the cultural/political magazine of the 1920s-40s, "New Masses.” Here's a powerful concept, simultaneously old and new: a monthly community gathering in the Henry Winston Unity Hall on the 7th floor of 235 West 23rd Street.

On the last Saturday of each month, surround yourself with the art of the streets, working-class culture and radical human community. THREE SETS; DOORS OPEN AT 7. Join us as the cultural workers speak...

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 at 5C

DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 - 7pm

68 Avenue C
New York New York 10009
(21
Price: $10

DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL 2017: the fight for free speech in the age of Trump

AMINA BARAKA & THE RED MICROPHONE

TRUDY SILVER'S WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE

CRYSTAL SHIPP

BERNARD BLOCK

others TBA

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