Saturday Feb 26th
236 East 3rd St. BTW Avenue B & C
New York, NY
10pm -, $5 b4 11pm-$10 thereafter
The Melting Pot NYC
From Jackie Robinson to Tiger Woods, Harriet Tubman to Barrack Obama, Black History Month pays tribute to inspirational African Americans from the past, as well as those who will continue to make history well into the future. February is "Black History Month," a time to commemorate African-Americans who have changed the world. The Melting Pot NYC is holding their monthly event in celebration of such achievements by having a full plate of noteworthy performances. First, there will be the poetry in tradition of the word that was spoken by the African elders. They spoke of life, society and family tradition. This oral tradition is being redefined by the New York group "Second 2 Last" whose new album release "Babble On" shows that this groups words flow faster than a samurai warrior on a starry night. In the tradition of Malcolm X, The Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron, the words of Second 2 Last are giving a voice to a generation that has yet to be heard. Also, on this night's marquee is Tea Party founder, host, artist/DJ Ian Friday whose music sets for over 6 years brought the passion, joy and tears in Downtown Brooklyn while presiding over the event that featured artists ranging from Erykah Badu to Blakbushe. "Brother Ian" (as he is fondly regarded) has been busy at work on the music production tip, evidence by his release "Renewal" on the Southweekender Volume 2 Compilation (Compiled by Blaze and Joe Claussell). He joins resident DJ Kervyn Mark to bring an eclectic mix of all sorts of deep and soulful sounds.
Finally there will be an open mic for those who dare to "ROCK THE MIC" to the music (be on point or expect the sandman to do his dance and clean-up). These elements of poetry and music will be combined to create a continuous dance energy at this event. Also, you never know who you might see on the dancefloor as the buzz of this soiree' is one of "come as you are and be a part of the vibe". Dancers bring the baby powder to bless the floor and musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments to play along.
Added by The Melting Pot NYC on February 22, 2005