The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) continues its What New Is lecture series
with Sekou Sundiata, the Harlem-born poet who writes for print, music and theater, on Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission; $20 members, seniors and students, and are available now online at www.icaboston.org or at the ICA Box Office during regular museum hours. To charge tickets by phone call (617) 478-3103. For more information call (617) 478-3100 or visit www.icaboston.org.
Sekou Sundiata is to contemporary African American poetry what Marvin Gaye was to modern soul. He came of age during the Black Arts/Black Aesthetic movement of the 60’s and 70’s, and his work draws from African-American culture, with an emphasis on music. He has been a Sundance Institute Screenwriting Fellow, a Columbia University Revson Fellow, and the first Writer-in-Residence at the New School University in New York. He was featured in the Bill Moyers' PBS series on poetry, The Language of Life, and as part of Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on HBO. He has recorded and performed with a range of musicians, including Craig Harris, David Murray, Nona Hendryx and Vernon Reid. His first recording, The Blue Oneness of Dreams, and its successor, longstoryshort, are both rich with the sounds of blues, funk, jazz and African and Afro-Caribbean percussion. He has toured internationally with his band, and as part of Ani DiFranco's "Rhythm and News Tour." Sundiata is currently a professor at Eugene Lang College in New York City.
At the ICA, Sundiata shares his ideas about engaging diverse community perspectives through the arts and developing his new work, the 51st (dream) state.
Official Website: http://www.icaboston.org
Added by secronin on March 15, 2007