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Saturday, August 19th, 2017

DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL 2017: Day 1, 5C

DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 - 7pm

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

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

featuring...

AMINA BARAKA & THE RED MICROPHONE
TRUDY SILVER'S WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?
LINDSEY WILSON & THE HUMAN HEARTS
STEVE DALACHINSKY
CRYSTAL SHIPP
BERNARD BLOCK
RAYMOND NAT TURNER

SCHEDULE:

7:15-7:55PM: Trudy Silver's Where's the Outrage?
Trudy Silver- piano, compositions; Scottie Davis/Kathryn Hall-actors, Sanae Buck-dance; Raymond Nat Turner/Zigi Lowenberg-poetry plus 50 years of revolutionary film

8-8:10: Raymond Nat Turner-poetry

8:15-8:55: Amina Baraka & the Red Microphone
Amina Baraka-poetry/voice; Ras Moshe Burnett-tenor and soprano saxophones, flute; Rocco John Iacovone-alto and soprano saxophones, piano; Laurie Towers-electric bass; John Pietaro-drums, hand drums, percussion, musical direction

9-9:10: Bernard Block-poetry

9:15-9:35: Crystal Shipp-performance art

9:40-9:55: Steve Dalachinsky-poetry with John PIetaro, drums, and other guests

10-1040: Lindsey Wilson & the Human Hearts
Lindsey Wilson-voice, songs, poetry, guitar; Michael Trotman-bass guitar; Reggie Sylvester-drums

10:45-11 finale -all poets and musicians in the house!

FESTIVAL HISTORY:
Since its inception in 2006, the Dissident Arts Festival has been a powerful vehicle to bridge radical arts to progressive socio-political activism. Increasingly, the Festival has gained media attention over the course of its decade-long history as evidenced by press in TimeOut NY, the Indypendent, the Villager, Downtown Express, Peoples World, Chronogram and others. In 2013, noted jazz journalist Howard Mandel offered kudos in his remarks on social media. Over the years the Dissident Arts Festival has been endorsed by the Rosenberg Fund for Children, the Len Ragozin Foundation, Local 802's Justice for Jazz Artists campaign, Occupy Musicians, the Howland Cultural Center and DooBeeDooBeeDoo music blog.

Originally based in the Hudson Valley city of Beacon NY and moving to New York City in 2010, the Festival’s performers and speakers over the years included actor/raconteur Malachy McCourt, late great trumpet player Roy Campbell, folk legend Pete Seeger, filmmaker Kevin Keating, spoken word artists Steve Dalachinsky and the late Louis Reyes Rivera, the late reeds player/composer Will Connell, political satirist/activist Randy Credico , multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, hip hop ensemble ReadNex Poetry Squad, labor leader Henry Foner, punk-folk artist Lach and many more. Films screened included ‘Giuliani Time’, ‘Cultures of Resistance’, ‘Salt of the Earth’, ‘Battleship Potemkin’ and ‘Metropolis’. Other special features were tributes to Paul Robeson, Bertolt Brecht, Woody Guthrie, and Phil Ochs. The Dissident Arts Festival has also offered a voice to progressive political candidates, the Occupy movement and radical labor organizations.

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Saturday, August 26th, 2017

DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL 2017, Day 2, Winston Unity Hall

DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL 2017, DAY 2 - 7pm

235 W 23 Street, 7 floor
New York New York 10022
Price: $15 donation (this is a benefit

Day 2 of the Dissident Arts Festival this year is fused with the New Masses Nights series which is also produced by John Pietaro. This evening also serves as a fundraiser for the family of the late guitarist BERN NIX, whose final performance was on the New Masses Nights stage in late May. Bern was a great friend to the series and it with this in mind that we pay him tribute. ALL PROCEEDS OF ADMISSION WILL BE DONATED TO HIS FAMILY'S FUNERAL EXPENSES.

BERN'S BAND
THE BEYOND GROUP
MUSIC NOW!
+ assorted friends

SCHEDULE:

7:15- Guest Speakers

7:30-8:10- The Beyond Group (Bern was a founding member)
Cheryl Pyle-flutes; Ingrid Laubach-saxophones; Newman Baker-drums, percussion

8:10-Guest Speakers

8:25-9:05: Bern's Band (3/4 of his Quartet)
Matt Lavelle-trumpet, flugelhorn, alto clarinet; Francois Grillot-bass; Reggie Sylvester-drums

9:05-Guest Speakers

9:20-10- Music Now!
Ras Moshe Burnett- saxophones, flute; Lee Odom: saxophones, clarinet, flute; Dave Ross-guitar; Larry Roland-bass; Charles Downs-drums; John Pietaro-hand drums, percussion

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

The Colony

AMINA BARAKA & The RED MICROPHONE PLAY WOODSTOCK - 8PM

22 Rock City Road
Woodstock New York 12498
US (845) 679-ROCK
Price: $12

Woodstock NY's famed Colony Cafe has re-opened as a premier concert venue, the Colony. Hard to find a hipper, more radical site than this, so we are excited to hit the Colony's stage for a special evening of revolutionary poetry and jazz. All of that and it falls on the traditional Armistice Day. Expect a lot of anti-war sentiment in the house and in the town.

Amina Baraka: poetry, voice
Ras Moshe Burnett: tenor and soprano saxophones, flute
Rocco John Iacovone: alto and soprano saxophones, piano
Laurie Towers: electric bass
John Pietaro: drums, percussion, musical direction

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