Thursday, September 17, 2015

Conyers to Host Jazz Preservation, Education, and Promulgation in the African Diaspora: Cuba

Honorary host, Rep. John Conyers Jr., in collaboration with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, to host:
“Jazz Preservation, Education, and Promulgation in the African Diaspora: Cuba”

WASHINGTON – Honorary host Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and The Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference will hold a forum moderated by Cedric Hendricks, Executive Producer of the CBCF ALC Jazz Issue Forum and Concert, that will explore the cultural connections between American and Cuban jazz musicians and the prospect that, in the context of the current diplomatic opening, those relationships can now be made and flower with much less interference. The forum will take place on tomorrow, Thursday, September 17, at 1:30 PM in the Washington Convention Center, Room 143A.
Gary Bartz, Jazz Studies Professor, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
James “Plunky” Branch, President, N.A.M.E. Brand Records
James Counts Early, Former Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies
Miles Jackson, Founder & Director, CUBA SKATE
Pedrito Martinez, Master Dancer, Percussionist and Vocalist, Afro-Cuban Folkroric Music
Januwa Moja, Founder & CEO, Regality Reality Arts
Yosvany Terry, Founder and Director, Afro-Cuban Roots: Ye dé gbé

WHAT:  Forum to explore the cultural connections between American and Cuban jazz musicians and how those relationships can flourish with less political interference reflective of new diplomatic relations between the two nations.

WHEN:  TOMORROW - Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 1:30–3 p.m.

WHERE:  Washington Convention Center, Room 143A
Media registration is available onsite at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
ABOUT THE ALC: The ALC is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. Lawmakers, business and civic leaders, celebrities, and concerned citizens attend the conference to partake in more than 70 public policy forums on health, education, economic empowerment, the environment, civic engagement, and the Exhibit Showcase. Signature events include the National Town Hall, Celebration of Leadership in Fine Arts, Gospel Extravaganza, Black Party, Prayer Breakfast, and the culminating event, the Phoenix Awards Dinner.
 To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact the CBCF resource development team at 202.263.2800.
 For regular updates about the ALC, visit, sign up to receive the e-newsletter, and follow the CBCF on social media. #CBCFALC15 #LJFA 
(follow: CBCFInc)

Views: 4

Voting is beautiful, be beautiful ~ vote.©

No comments:

Post a Comment