A TRJE looking back moment

Mar 02, 14 A TRJE looking back moment

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Fab artists bring word & song March 22

Feb 18, 14 Fab artists bring word & song March 22

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Commorato, Ridley, Patterson TRIAAC’s Café set for March 22 @ Cinema Center Gallery Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture has teamed with Cinema Center to bring spokenword and song downtown, for the second Acoustic SpokenWord Café of March, which promises to be a crowd-pleasing evening of inspiring song and...

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Afrikan music & dance at Pontiac Library

Feb 05, 14 Afrikan music & dance at Pontiac Library

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TRJE to close Black History Month with drums and song Traditionally, February has been a high point in the outreach calendar of the Three Rivers Jenbé Ensemble and TRIAAC, its parent institution. Closing out this year’s Black History Month celebration TRJE will join the Pontiac Branch Library for a rousing evening of music, song,...

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The fierce gentle beauty of Amiri Baraka

Jan 30, 14 The fierce gentle beauty of Amiri Baraka

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Amiri Baraka made his transition January 9th, taking with him a vital breath to many a poet, writer, activist, revolutionary, intellect… In April 2012 I had the opportunity to hear the brother read his work in Indianapolis at the Etheridge Knight Festival, and to have a few words with him. Back in the 70s I had the...

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Thank you Pete for bringing us to song

Jan 30, 14 Thank you Pete for bringing us to song

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Pete Seeger’s spirited, disciplined energy will be missed I had the great good fortune to have met and communed with Pete Seeger when I was just out of college and working in an upstate New York regional Black theatre company. Pete was an advisor to the board and the project’s director, Curt Stewart. That meeting and...

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Baraka Read Around postponed

Jan 28, 14 Baraka Read Around postponed

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The January 28th celebration of the life and legacy of revolutionary poet, activist, scholar, Amiri Baraka has been postponed due to frigid weather. The Fort Wayne Parks and Rec facilities where the Read Around was to occur are closed today. The Amiri Baraka Read Around will be rescheduled for mid-February. Look for the update here...

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