FREE FABULOUS FUN: Language of Saxophones at LACMA

FREE FABULOUS FUN: Language of Saxophones at LACMA

“History makes love to the future” are words that rolled off Kamau Daoud’s poetic tongue as the jazz musicians of Pan African People’s Arkestra chased notes round and round in the background. All the while Quintin Mims, a member of LACMA’s Art and Music concert audience, gyrated, twirled and leapt in sensual artistry to the drummers hypnotic beat on Friday, November 14, 2014.

Free Fabulous Fun: Pan African People’s Arkestra

Pan African People’s Arkestra is a community-based jazz group. Originally founded by the late pianist and composer Horace Tapscott, this group of musicians is now directed by saxophonist Michael Session. This ensemble, currently, features a sixteen year old pianist, Michael Session’s son on drums, as well as, an array of seasoned saxophonist, vocals, and other jazzy horns. My favorite was the dramatic flautist with a mystical singing voice. When the finished their LACMA 11-14-14 performance they invited the audience to follow the over to the The World Stage. Over decades, this community jazz band has performed throughout the world. The following video by Anna Fisher presents a segment from their 2011 LACMA collaboration:

Free Fabulous Fun: Archibald Motley, a Jazz Age Modernist

Archibald Motley is one of the most important artists of the Harlem Renaissance. This exhibition, along with the Japanese Samurai Collection, is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. On Friday, November 14, 2014, the LACMA Art and Music concert goers enjoyed free admission to Motley’s captivating art.

Archibald MOTLEY

Free Fabulous Fun: Language of Saxophones by Kamau Daoud

After hearing the phrase, “History makes love to the future,” I was eager to say hello and compliment poet Kamau Daoud on his performance. I learned that ‘Griot Notes’ was published in France and is not available in his American book entitled, “Language of Saxophones“. Fortunately, he also performed this poem at the Jazz Bakery. Enjoy…

Life is a Saxophone by S. Pearl Sharp

This film honors Kamau Daoud’s poetic journey.

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Sophia Ann Montoya

AUTHOR & INTERVIEWER

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