Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora@The Black Worker's Pub and Sistas' Place

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Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora@The Black Worker's Pub and Sistas' Place

Great Things are Happening in Brooklyn and Beyond!!!

Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora

(Dispersions of the Spirit of Ra)

=featuring=

Ahmed Abdullah, trumpet, vocals

Billy Bang, violin

Miles Griffith, vocals

Craig Harris, trombone

Alex Harding, baritone saxophone, vocals

Cody Moffett, drums

Masujaa, guitar

Monique Ngozi Nri, vocals/poetry

Radu, bass Louis Reyes Rivera, poetry

Salim Washington, tenor saxophone

**This special addition of Diaspora, is organized to record Sun Ra's

music**

Thursday, February 26, 2004

The Black Worker's Pub

883 Sanford Avenue, Irvington, New Jersey

For information: 201/320-8689

8pm

=and=

Saturday, February 28, 2004

Sistas' Place

456 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

This grand finale of the fourth Satellites of the Sun Festival at Sistas' Place closes things out in grand style with an 11 piece ensemble composed of instrumentalists, vocalist and poets all praising the master Sun Ra in a unique interpretation of his creative genius. Don't miss it!

Tickets are $20 and sets are at 9 & 10:30 pm. Call for reservations (718) 398-1766!

Ahmed Abdullah is a trumpeter, composer, arranger, educator, organizer and

bandleader who has led his own ensembles since 1972. His groups have at

times been called Abdullah, The Solomonic Unit, Diaspora or most recently

Ebonic Tones.

He is a founding member of the collective group known as NAM. As a

performing artist, his first recording as a leader was a track on the

Wildflower Series Volume 3 in 1976. For the last thirty years, Ahmed has

spent his time performing in various capacities while developing his many

talents. During that period he has toured, recorded or performed with the

Sun Ra Arkestra, (he's on twenty-five recordings with Sun Ra) Ed Blackwell,

Arthur Blythe, Billy Bang, Ms. Dianne McIntyre, Sam Rivers, Hamiet Bluiett,

Rashid Ali and his own groups.

Ahmed Abdullah's latest CD release has just been issued, Song of Time, NAM,

Live at the Vision Festival with the collective ensemble NAM (Alex Harding,

Masa Kamaguchi and Jimmy Weinstein) and may be purchased at Ahmed's website,

www.ahmedian.com.

Coming Events at Sistas' Place

Women's History Month Celebration Saturday, March 6-Jann Parker Saturday, March 13-Vea Williams Saturday, March 20-Patsy Grant Saturday, March 27-Irene Datcher

CBJC Jazz Festival@Sistas' Place, throughout April featuring: Monday, April 5 -Trombonist Steve Turre with Akua Dixon's Quartette Indigo, April 6 --Young Lions with tenor saxophonist Grant Langford, Wednesday April 7--bassist Alex Blake's trio, Thursday April 8-- vocalist Lil Phillips' Quartet, Friday, April 9-- trumpeter Robert Rutledge's Quintet and Saturday, April 10 - saxophonist Odean Pope's Trio.

Call 718-398-1766 For updated information. Showtimes@ 9 and 10:30 Ticket prices range from $15-$20

Sistas' Place Website: www.sistasplace.org Ahmed Abdullah Music Director/Sistas' Place Email: Ahmedian@aol.com Visit Ahmed's Website: www.Ahmedian.com Check out Louis Reyes Rivera's Perspective Thursdays@2pm, WBAI-- 99.5FM

Progams at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Productions, and partially funded by private and public grants from BET JAZZ, International Association for Jazz Educators, New York State Council on the Arts through the Brooklyn Arts Council Inc. and Meet The Composer, Inc. whose funding is provided with the support of NY State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, ASCAP, Virgil Thomson Foundation, Jerome Foundation, JP Morgan, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust, The Greenwall Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts.


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