Monday, April 28, 2014

A Special Benefit Performance 
for the BA Everywhere Campaign 

"LEGACY: Our Wealth of Music"
 Performed by Maggie Brown
  Sunday, June 1, 3:30 pm
  Chicago Theological Seminary 
  1407 E 60th St., Hyde Park

  Benefit for BA Everywhere
  $20 Adults   $5 Youth

 The Chicago BA Everywhere Committee is excited to announce that Maggie Brown, distinguished singer, songwriter, actor and educator, has generously offered to perform her one-woman show LEGACY: Our Wealth of Music as a fundraiser for the BA Everywhere Campaign.

Howard Reich, the Chicago Tribune jazz critic, wrote about Maggie Brown's LEGACY show in 2012:
"Tracing the history of African-American creativity, the performance piece examines the roots of Black musical culture and its greatest flowerings. From African chant, to early ragtime, from classic jazz to modern blues, LEGACY  represents Brown's view of the noblest innovations in American music.  Part concert, part monologue, part lecture, LEGACY has taken Brown to concert stages around the country, and perhaps more important, to schools across the city." 

This benefit is part of a major fundraising campaign, "BA Everywhere - Imagine the Difference It Could Make" to make revolutionary communist leader Bob Avakian's (BA) leadership and new synthesis of communism known in every corner of society. He has developed a vision and viable framework for a new society that is working to dig up the roots and overcome all the forms of exploitation and savage inequality that people suffer from today. The problem is too few know about it. Funds raised at this benefit will contribute to popularizing Avakian and his work so people can engage, discuss and debate what is the way forward to emancipate humankind.

Maggie Brown is involved because she lent her voice to the April 11, 2011 cultural celebration in Harlem, On the Occasion of the Publication of BAsics: A Celebration of Revolution and the Vision of a New World, and appears in the film, Stepping Into the Future, about this event. 

Many volunteers are needed: ticket sales; publicity - social media, emails, distribution of posters & palm cards; media work; decorate and set up event;  greeters.  

If you are someone who has ever dreamed of a better world, we urge you to get involved in this special event. People of all ages, from many walks of life and many perspectives are needed to realize the tremendous potential for this event to raise significant funds. 

Host Committee
Timuel Black - Eminent Historian of African American History
Pa Joof - Alternative High School principal
Fred Lonberg-Holm - Cellist, improvisational jazz musician
Sekou Tafari - Frontline Books

Tickets Available:  Revolution Books  1103 N Ashland Ave. Chicago   
  773  489-0930

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