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Sunday February 24th, 6:00pm
Still Waters Presents...
The 28th Anniversary Release of “Life is A Saxophone”
Starring The Legendary Poet Kamau Daáood
Includes interpretations of Daáood's work through
marital arts (Dadisi Sanyika), dance (Lula Washington),
art (Gale Fulton Ross) and musicians Billy Higgins, Roberto
Miranda, Dadisi Komolafe and Nirankar Singh Khalsa.
First released in 1985, the film has not been available for
two decades. In Life Is A Saxophone, poet Kamau Daáood,
"the word musician," looks at survival as an oral poet in
an electronic age.
- A Film By: S. Pearl Sharp
Red carpet & Award reception 6:00pm
Film 7:00pm - Performances 8:45pm
(Where Live Art, Music & Spoken word Explode!)
Live esemble - UnityInSounds
Live Art By - Enkone
Vegetarian soul food by: Chef Born Samaaj
Hosted By- Food4Thot & Socks
Early arrival strongly suggested!!!!
Advance tickets $20 - $25 at the door
For more info call: 424-646-3334
About the Artist...
Kamau Daáood is a mythic figure in the Southern California arts scene, a performance poet, educator and community arts activist who is widely acknowledged as a major driving force behind Los Angeles' black cultural renaissance. A native of Los Angeles, Kamau began working his craft in the 1960’s as a member of the Watts Writer’s Workshop, and honed his skills as a “word musician” working with Horace Tapscott’s Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra.
His published work includes two books, “Ascension” and “Liberator Of The Spirit,” the poetry collection “The Language Of Saxophones” (City Lights 2005) and the acclaimed spoken word CD, “Leimert Park” (Mamma Foundation 1997). In 1980 he and drummer Billy Higgins co-founded The World Stage in Los Angeles, which grew into a black creative epicenter. Daáood is Director of the performance group "An Army Of Healers," and was selected the 2005 Poet Laureate Of The Watts Towers Arts Center.
S. Pearl Sharp’s award-winning films include The Healing Passage/Voices From The Water, Picking Tribes and several documentaries for the City of Los Angeles’ CH 35. Her literary work includes Black Women For Beginners (distrib. Random House) and two poetry w/jazz CDs, On The Sharp Side and Higher Ground.
Looking forward to seeing you present.
Peace & Many Blessings