11th Annual Malcolm X JazzArts Festival This Saturday!

Eastside Arts Alliance presents

11th Annual

MALCOLM X JAZZARTS FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 21, 2011

11am – 7pm

San Antonio Park, Oakland

(18th Avenue/Foothill Blvd)

FREE

www.eastsideartsalliance.org

On the main jazz stage we will be featuring:

On the Katherine Dunham Dance Stage we will be featuring:

  • AWON OHUN OMNIRA (VOICES OF FREEDOM) – Awon Ohun Omnira ritually demonstrates the history of African Americans using the vehicle of the music of our ancestors in the form of egun (ancestor songs) Negro Spirituals and ring-shouts songs.
  • LIBERATION DANCE THEATER – Since 2007, Liberation Dance Theater  (LDT) has been pushing the boundaries of cross-cultural aesthetics, all through the exuberance, soul, and physical prowess of dance.
  • SHAOLIN CH’AN INSTITUTE – The Shaolin wellness practice was developed over 1,500 years through rigorous training and refinement.
  • STARCHILD DANCE PROJECT – With a mission to document and preserve black dance and culture Starchild Dance Project directed by Traci Bartlow, is proud to present it’s latest work, “What’s Old is New Again”, an exploration on the connection of Lindy Hop and Hip Hop with special guest musical director Ajayi Jackson.

* VERY SPECIAL SUNDAY CONCERT AT EASTSIDE CULTURAL CENTER!

In a very rare and important visit to the Bay Area, saxophonist Abraham Burton along with bassist Eric Revis and drummer Nasheet Waits will also be bringing their dynamic trio to the Eastside Cultural Center on Sunday May 22nd. The setting at the Eastside Cultural Center is an intimate one that embraces and encourages the musicians in ways that allows for their best performances. This really is a concert that you will not want to miss.

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