Sojourners in Paris asked a couple questions, and so I gave my improvised responses about our current times and the pending election. On election day, Sojourners in Paris will host an online, live discussions regarding the “US Election Day Virtual Gathering in collab with Democrats Abroad France Democrats – Diversity Caucus” See you there.
FELICITATIONS< Pan Amsterdam Music & the entire Def Pressé tribe on gettin’ BBC Radio 6 Music ALBUM OF THE DAY. What an inspirational time we had crafting this transcontinental collaboration of an album between New York, London, Paris, and all stops in between. If you haven’t got your copy yet, cop it. Massive shout outs to @jason_williamson_ @jimigoodwin, that @guts_puravida, @mrshnbeats, @iggypopofficial. BON WEEK & INSPIRING WEEKEND Y’ALL)))))))
An Absolutely inspiring and essential read from one of my long time inspirations, academic motivators and civil rights hero, Dr. Florence Ladd (Howard University alum, retired Harvard professor & W.E.B. Dubois Medal recipient). Each and every word eloquently illustrates her experiences in the u.s. & abroad, for decades that’ve contributed to her need for her newest necessary destination, Paris. Enjoy in joy, and share widely.Massif mercis Paris Lit Up for featuring such an intriguing article.
My East Oakland bredren and rap comrade of 25 years Proc Naz just released this FIYA, filmed on location in the ‘Town, beat by me. (1995 til infinity tribe) from 25years ago when we was ciphering all over the town, Fresh out the backpack with underground rap tapes all over the bay, to now , with short films on YouTube… Bless up Proc! For y’all who don’t know about the decades in this, now you probably get it. Herm’ would be mad pumped, rite Proc’ Bless up Herman Roberts III aka Vango aka Kashius Glacius.
Three Rooms Press is proud to sponsor ¡DADA! 2020 Festival: An international festival of livestreamed dada actions by contemporary dada artists from around the world. Hosts: 3RP co-directors Peter Carlaftes & Kat GeorgesSession 6: European DADA Superstars Part 2Tuesday, September 23, 2020 | 19h CEST (1 PM EDT)Jamika Ajalon (France) | Malik Crumpler (France) | Rafael Cruz (Portugal) | Ignacio Galilea (Belgium) | Jon Andoni Goikoetxea (Spain) | Marina Kazakova (Belgium) | Mark Kostabi (Italy / US) | Sara Maino (Italy) | Sophie Malleret (France) | Iulia Militaru (Romania) | Akim A.J. Willems (Belgium)This series will highlight the art and writing of contributors to MAINTENANT 14: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, published annually by Three Rooms Press since 2008. Events will include performance, art, poetry livestreamed, and inspried by the theme of this year’s journal “UN-SUSTAIN-A-BULL-SH*T!” Prepare for the provocative, eclectic, and unpredictable collage of perormances by more than 100 artists in a series of lively sessions tracking European, South American, Canadian and US performers. Admission to all events is free. All events will be livestreamed to both Facebook and Youtube. Copies of MAINTENANT 14 will be available to order during all events.What is Dada?The original Dada movement started in Zurich, New York and Paris in 1916 as a artistic reaction to World War I. Many Dadaists believed that the ‘reason’ and ‘logic’ of a bourgeois capitalist society had led people into war—and would continue to do so. They expressed their rejection of that ideology through artistic expression that appeared to reject logic and embrace chaos and irrationality. In addition to being anti-war, Dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchist in nature. Tenants of the movement continue through today, and are paraticularly relevant in the current global political spectrum.Three Rooms Press and DadaThe fierce New York-based independent publisher Three Rooms Press draws much of its inspiration from Dada and its legacy, including the beat movement, punk rock, pop art and the underground poetry and artscene. Three Rooms Press is particularly inspired by the life and work of Arthur Cravan.About Arthur CravanArthur Cravan was a pugilist, poet, larger-than-life character, and idol of the Dada and Surrealism movements (as well as the nephew of Oscar Wilde). In 1913, he published the original Maintenant, widely-recognized as the first “zine” ever. The current Maintenant series by Three Rooms Press was developed in homage to his original creation. During the course of a short and spectacular life, Cravan wreaked havoc on himself and three continents in an escalating frenzy of artistic mania. He arrived in New York in 1914 where he met the poet Mina Loy, then moved with her to Mexico three years later when the United States entered the war. In 1918, he set out on a sailboat from Mexico to Argentina and never arrived. His disappearance has been the source of broad speculation.I’m going live using StreamYard! Before leaving a comment, please grant StreamYard permission to see your name at streamyard.com/facebook