Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tues, June 8: Amiri Baraka and Norman Kelley at the Studio Museum Harlem

Books & Authors: Amiri Baraka in conversation with Norman Kelley
June 8 / 7 pm

"Join us for a discussion between Amiri Baraka, author of Black Music, the long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka’s seminal work, Blues People, and , Norman Kelley, editor of R&B (Rhythm and Business): The Political Economy of Black Music. The program will include an open question-and-answer session and a book signing.

Black Music is a book about the brilliant young jazz musicians of the early 1960s: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, and others. This rich and vital collection is comprised of essays, reviews, interviews, liner notes, musical analyses, and personal impressions from 1959-1967.

In R&B, Public Enemy’s Chuck D, author Norman Kelley, and other journalists and musicians combine forces to examine how black music has been developed, marketed, and distributed within the structure of American capitalism. The anthology dissects contemporary trends in the music industry, and explores how blacks have historically interacted with the business as artists, business-people, and consumers."

Info: Studio Museum Harlem

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