Jazz singer Maggie Brown Performs LEGACY: Our Wealth of Music
MAGGIE BROWN BENEFIT -- A GREAT SUCCESS
Maggie Brown's generous offer to perform her one-woman show was exactly what host Sekou Tafari had predicted: "a double whammy!" High quality entertainment that contributed to the goal of emancipating humanity, plus
raising funds to spread revolutionary leader Bob Avakian's work
everywhere. A diverse audience of young and old were taken on a
journey, sometimes joyful and sometimes sobering, as Maggie's songs
passionately expressed how African Americans have created music
throughout their history, not only to cope with hardship, but also to
lift spirits, convey hidden truths, and introduce new paths of
expression that have added immeasurably to the world's cultural wealth.
several standing ovations for Maggie, a speaker gave a brief
description of the BA Everywhere campaign and what a difference it would
make if BA were everywhere, opening up imaginations and
contributing to the real possibility of radical change. A film clip was
shown from "Stepping into the Future: On the Occasion of the Publication
of BAsics - A Celebration of Revolution and the Vision of a New World"
in which Maggie Brown plays an integral role.
program ended with a call to the audience to contribute to raising
$1000 for BA Everywhere for the 1000 years lost in the hellholes of this
nation of prisons, including to send revolutionary literature to
prisoners. An actor read an inspiring letter from a prisoner who
eloquently exposed the damage mass incarceration causes but also the
possibilities of prisoners being transformed politically and coming out
of prison to have an impact on youth.
The BA Everywhere Committee intends to hold more benefits as well as
a theater screening of the film "Stepping into the Future." Please come
to our meeting this Sunday and become a part of this exciting project.
BA EVERYWHERE MEETING
SUNDAY - JUNE 8 - 4pm
at Revolution Books 1103 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago
Make Plans for: 1000 Years--$1000 &
Theatrical Screening of "Stepping into the Future"
The entire quote below from BAsics addresses "those the system
counts for nothing, [who] can count for a great deal," a poetic
challenge to become emancipators of humanity. This is the heart of what
we are all contributing to by raising $1000 for BA Everywhere during the month of June. Become a part of making history.