May 30, 2024

Watch this video for insight into the upcoming Feb. 24 event produced by Still Waters (Food4Thot and Queen SoCks of Vibrations) at The Event Center in Inglewood, CA. It is the re-release of Life is a Saxophone, directed by S. Pearl Sharp and a tribute to the life work of esteemed Poet and Musician Kamau Daa’ood. Scroll below for ticket info and more details! Produced by Isidra Person-Lynn, for My World Podcast

S. Pearl’s website: by Isidra Person-Lynn

Still Waters Presents “Life Is A Saxophone”
Friends of Guests · By Still Waters and Nishati Vibrations [When] Sunday, February 24, 2013 [Time] 6:00pm until 10:00pm [Where] The Event Center [Description] Greetings Family! Still Waters is honored to Present… The 28th Anniversary Release of “Life is A Saxophone” Featuring 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 documentary film by S. Pearl Sharp. Followed with a live reading by the legend himself “Kamau Daáood” Red carpet & Award reception 6:00pm Film 7:00pm – Performance 8:45pm Hosted By- Food4Thot & Socks 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. . Still Waters ( Where Live Art, Music & Spoken word Explode!) Live esemble – UnityInSounds Live Art By – Enkone Vegetarian soul food masterfully prepared by Chef Born Samaaj Early arrival strongly suggested!!!! Location: The Event Center – 817 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood Ca, 90302 (1-½ blocks south of Centinela/ cross St. Plymouth) Advance tickets $20 – $25 at the door Advance tickets available at ORDER TODAY! Or for more info call: 424:646:3334

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