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Arts for Art Tribute to Steve Cannon
The Flamboyan Theater - The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center
New York, NY
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Arts for Art Tribute to Steve Cannon
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A special evening of tribute performances to Steve Cannon - community leader, poet, and founder of A Gathering of the Tribes.  Cannon deeply supported AFA and the wider jazz scene, including a number of appearances at the Vision Festival starting with its inception in 1996. Organized jointly with Tribes, this evening features poets and musicians closely connected to Cannon and the LES.

6:45   Poetry
          Yuko Otomo // Lydia Cortes // Edwin Torres // Steve Dalachinsky
7:30   What It Is
          William Parker, Patricia Nicholson Parker, James Brandon Lewis,
          Devin Brahja Waldman, Melanie Dyer, Val Jeanty
8:30   Poetry
          Anne Waldman // Julie Ezelle Patton //
          Tracie Morris w/ Graham Haynes and Elliott Sharp
9:00   Marshall Allen & The Sun Ra Arkestra

About Arts for Art

Founded in 1996, Arts For Art (AFA) is a New York City based tax-exempt organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of Free Jazz - an American indigenous art form in which improvisation is principle. Free Jazz embodies music, dance, poetry, and visual arts. It is recognized for its variety of highly developed and personalized improvisational languages. AFA works not only to preserve the legacy of Free Jazz, but to ensure a vital future through its re-imagination by new generations of artists. Spearheaded by the internationally renowned Vision Festival, AFA's programming brings together multiple generations of vibrant, diverse and highly skilled artists. To further our goals of diversity and accessibility, we foster education initiatives and produce events that build community amongst artists and audiences.

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A Gathering of the Tribes

Located on the Lower East Side of New York City, Tribes has been in existence since 1991. In that year, Steve Cannon, poet, playwright, novelist, and retired professor from the City University of New York, converted a portion of his apartment into an informal salon. Despite his loss of eyesight to glaucoma, he encouraged the exchange of alternative points of view traditionally overlooked by mainstream media. The ideas raised in the discussions served as inspiration to the pieces later published in A Gathering of the Tribes Magazine.

In 1993, a further transformation of the space by Dora Espinoza, a Peruvian photographer, produced Tribes Gallery. Since then, Tribes has evolved into a performance venue and meeting place for artists and audiences to come together across all artistic disciplines, all levels of complexity, and all definitions of difference. In this pan-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment, artists exchange ideas, create peer relationships and find mentorship. Through Tribes publications, readers encounter a unique synthesis of literature, visual art, criticism and interviews with promising artists of all kinds.


The Flamboyan Theater - The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center (View)
107 Suffolk St
New York, NY NY 10002
United States


Arts > Literary
Music > Jazz

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


Owner: Arts For Art
On BPT Since: Mar 30, 2015
Arts for Art
212 254 5420

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