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Black August - The Coup, Amandla Poets, Killu and many more

Date:
Saturday, August 30, 2003
Time:
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Kiilu Nyasha
Location Details:
Berkeley Community Theater at Allston Way and MLK, JR. Blvd

Black August Fundraiser at Berkeley Community Theater Aug 30th $10.00 tix avail online at http://www.haitiaction.net Event Starts 6:00 p.m to 11 p.m performers include: The Coup, Martin Luther, E. W. Wainwright & the African Roots of Jazz, Prophets of Rage, Amandla Poets, Company of Prophets and much more... Black August International (2003) will not only honor our national freedom fighters in the "belly of the beast," it will celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of Haiti's Revolution, the first and only armed struggle whereby Africans liberated themselves from chattel slavery. It began in August of 1791 and ended in victory over Napoleon's crack troops in 1803 with the celebration of independence, January, 1804. Nat Turner's slave rebellion began on August 21, 1831, and Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad started in August. As Mumia stated, "Their sacrifice, their despair, their determination and their blood has painted the month Black for all time." Benefit For The Haiti Action Committee ( http://www.haitiaction.net ), a Bay Area-based network of activists who have supported the Haitian struggle for democracy since 1991. Members foster extensive contacts with the grassroots movements in Haiti. The Haitian revolution is almost 200 years old, but still Haiti suffers as the U.S attempts to destabilize the legally elected Haitian government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Help remember the sacrifices made by black revolutionaries, and slaves that rose against their masters. Music and Speeches by E. W. Wainwright & the African Roots of Jazz The Coup Mumia Abu-Jamal Amandla Poets Avotcja & Modupue Hatem Bazian Company of Prophets Chrystos David Johnson Daughters of Yam Donald Lacy Free Jack Ray Love Hugo Pinell & Ruchell Magee Kehinde & Taiwo Kreative Dwellah Kumasi & (Lil) Kumasi Pierre Labossiere Martin Luther Tiyesha Meroe Kiilu Nyasha Kevin Pina (film on Haiti) Prophets of Rage Dr. Raye Richardson Ronald Wilkins Luis Talamantez Sundiata Tate T.E.A.M. Wanda Sabir Yuri Kochiyama see http://www.HaitiAction.net
Added to the calendar on Tue, Feb 3, 2004 10:25AM
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