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INFO: new york city--jammin' with baraka  KAL-@aol.com
 May 18, 2007 10:06 PDT 

 
 INFO: new york city--jammin' with baraka
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JAMMIN’ WITH BARAKA: A FUNDRAISING GALA
Wednesday May 30, 2007,  6 – 9 pm
The evening will consist of libation and live music by the James Spaulding
Quartet. 
Musician friends of Baraka will sit in, making this a real jam. Many honorary
committee 
members will be in attendance, including, of course, our honoree Amiri
Baraka.
 
Place: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s Synod
Hall, 111th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
 
Price: $150
(All proceeds benefit the Up South International Book Festival)
To order tickets, send checks or money orders to
UP SOUTH, Inc
310 Convent Avenue (2A)
New York, NY 10031
For more information and/or to purchase tickets call 212-926-8090.
HAKI MADHUBUTI: Gala Honorary Chair, HONORARY COMMITTEE: Orlando Bagwell,
Isisara Bey, St.Clair Bourne, Ed Bullins, W. Paul Coates, Iqua Colson, Steve
Colson, Patricia Cruz, Ruby Dee, Inez Pickens, Rita Ewing, Danny Glover, Carole
Hall, Woodie King, Valerie Kinloch, Rev. Diane Lacey, Benilde Little, Felipe
Luciano, Toni Morrison, Sonia Sanchez, Tracy Sherrod, Danny Simmons, Debra
Spruill, Susan L. Taylor, Johnny Temple, Richard Wesley, Valerie Wesley, Ted Wilson.
GALA COMMITTEE: Malaika Adero, Irving Hamer, Krishan Trotman, Renee Brown
Walters, Ghana Wilson
UP SOUTH Board of Directors: Malaika Adero, Tracey Austin, Patrik Henry Bass,
Alexa Birdsong, Marie Brown, Colin Channer, Faith Childs, Linda Duggins,
Irving Haamer, Alvin Hall.
UP SOUTH, INC. MISSION STATEMENT: Up South Incorporated celebrates literary
and artistic work by established and emerging international artists of color
particularly those underrepresented in mainstream media. Its annual Up South
Festival presents the best in contemporary literature, film, dance, music and
performance art, to stimulate dialogue about art and culture, to provide exposure
and attention to artists of color internationally, and to expand the
audiences for their work. Up South refers literally and metaphorically to the
phenomena of migration and immigration from regions that are rural and south to the
cities often north, from antiquity to the present and the sometimes ironic
consequences of the forward movement of humanity – especially black and brown
people and the importance of language in understanding our reality.MALAIKA ADERO
founded Up South in 2006 as a way to bring lovers of literature and the
performing arts together to celebrate their impact on multi-cultural lives. As a
senior editor of Atria Books (a division of Simon and Schuster), Adero has been an
award-winning publishing professional for more than twenty years. The idea for
Up South was born when some of Adero’s authors were seeking new ways to
connect with their readers.

 



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