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In honor of one of our most respected poets, writers, activists, and leaders in literature, Amiri Baraka, Motivational Speaker/Poet Bobby Gonzalez and Activist/Poet Jani Rose will be featuring at “Rhythms of Social Consciousness Honoring Amiri Baraka” presented by Taller Boricua – Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Julia De Burgos Cultural Center in NYC.

Rhythms of Social Consciousness

“The dramatist, novelist and poet, Amiri Baraka is one of the most respected and widely published African-American writers. Amiri Baraka’s writing career spans over nearly fifty years and has mostly focused on the subjects of Black Liberation and White Racism. Today, a number of well known poems, short stories, plays and commentaries on society, music and literature are associated with his name. A few of the famous ones include, ‘The Music: Reflection on Jazz and Blues’, ‘The Book of Monk’ and ‘New Music, New Poetry’ among others.
The literary world respects the playwright and poet, Amiri Baraka as one of the revolutionary provocateurs of African-American poetry. He is counted among the few influential political activists who have spent most of their life time fighting for the rights of African-Americans.” (from Amiri Baraka’s Bio on: http://www.amiribaraka.com/)

Featuring and reading on this honorary occasion will be poets/writers/authors, poets Bobby Gonzalez and Jani Rose.

Curated by: Marcos Dimas and Nitza Tufiño

Hosted by: Sam Diaz

Along with the readings, you’ll also be shown Art, photos and videos from private archives and personal collections.

Come out and take part in the celebration the life of a great legend in American history, African-American culture, literature, music… in ART.

Taller Boricua Presents: Rhythms of Social Consciousness Honoring Amiri Baraka (featuring Bobby Gonzalez and Jani Rose)
Date: Friday, April 24, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Cost: FREE
Julia de Burgos Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10029

For more information about Independent Multicultural Motivational Speaker, Poet & Storyteller, Bobby Gonzalez, visit: https://www.facebook.com/bronxtaino?fref=ts

For more information about Writer, Artist, Poet, Activist, Community Leader at Capicu Culture and Dean at #LaSopaNYC: The School of Poetic Arts, Jani Rose, follower her on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJaniRose
Twitter: @GeishaRose

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