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Exhibition & live performance by The Tehran-Dakar Brothers: Arboretum

November 2 – November 26, 2011

Reception: Thursday, November 3 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm with live performance by The Tehran-Dakar Brothers (Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on sax and Sinan Gundogdu on oud from 7pm -7:30pm)

BROOKLYN, NY November 2011– A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Barbara Siegel’s exhibition entitled Arboretum, featuring wall installations and sculpture made between 2009 and 2011. The exhibition will be on view from November 2 to November 26, 2011, with a reception on Thursday, November 3 from 6pm to 9pm.

Dr. Waxman's Arboretum mixed media wall installation 2011 72

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Book recommendation: Blues & Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer

The anthology Blues & Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer edited by Anthony DeCurtis and published by Scribner is now out in paperback. In honor of the paperback, Robert Palmer’s daughter Augusta Palmer and partner Chris Arnold made the Youtube video below about the book , which features a great interview with Mr. DeCurtis.

Related post: The Hand of Fatima DVD release (a personal documentary film about music critic Robert Palmer and his musical family).

Happy 50th Birthday, UHURU AFRIKA!

Date: November 13, 2010
Venue: Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Text by Augusta Palmer

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The Greene Space event: Cornel West and Randy Weston – Jazzmen in the World of Ideas!

Text by Augusta Palmer   

Photo by Scott Smith

It’s rare to have the opportunity to listen to a conversation that is deeply intellectual, profoundly spiritual, and laced throughout with laughter. The Greene Space event “Cornel West and Randy Weston: Jazzmen in the World of Ideas,” ably moderated by Terrance McKnight, was just such a conversation. A lot of ground was covered: the nights a Harvard-educated West slept in Central Park because he was “broke as the 10 Commandments”; the inspiration to become an “Africanist in every sense” that Weston received from his Marcus Garvey-inspired father as well as his encounters with Morocco’s Gnawa, who once put him into a trance that lasted for 2 weeks; the impact of the prison-industrial complex; and the current prevalence of what West referred to as “the 11th Commandment: Do not get caught!”  

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