Fwd: Billy Bang memorial celebration program TONIGHT!! (more details)

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Fwd: Billy Bang memorial celebration program TONIGHT!! (more details)


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align=center> style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Bookman Old Style'">Billy Bang memorial
service program, TONIGHT!!
Monday, September 19th,
2O11


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Church, 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St., NYC, 6-9:30 p.m.,

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212-935-22OO, href="http://www.saintpeters.org/jazz">http://www.saintpeters.org/jazz, href="mailto:administrator@saintpeters.org">administrator@saintpeters.org


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align=center> style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Bookman Old Style'; FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> color=#000000>Video of Billy Bang performance, Rubin Museum of Art, June 15,
2OO7

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align=center> style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Bookman Old Style'; FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> color=#000000>Calling the Spirits of the Ancestors: Kahil
El’Zabar

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align=center> style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Bookman Old Style'; FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> color=#000000>Invocation: Rev.  Kaji
Spellman


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Noel
Pointer Foundation: Youth String Group-Performing Noel Pointer’s “Roots Suite”,
Teacher: Trina Basu, Violins: Tara Abdullah Nri, T’Anna Birmingham, Zoe Fenner,
Chris Mathlin, Kayla Mathlin, Nala Reid, Selan Reid, Tabia Smith and 
Tandra Smith, Cellos: Markus Arthur and Nia Egerton
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Poets and Activists: Amiri and Amina Baraka
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Musical Offering: Bob Stewart & Michele Rosewoman

 
Remarks:  Sebastian “Siba”
Bardin-Greenberg; Eleanor Magid, Professor Emerita, Queens College, City
University of New York

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Poet:
Steve Dalachinsky
 
Lawrence “Butch”  Morris
conducts Strings for Billy Bang, an orchestra of  string improvisers
featuring Jason Kao Hwang plus multiple bass drummers, performing “TET
Offensive” Billy’s composition from his acclaimed CD: “Vietnam: The Aftermath,”
with Violins: Sam Bardfeld, Trina Basu, Helen Bergman, Sarah Bernstein, Julianne
Carney, Mark Chung, Alex Fortes, Emile-Anne Gendron, Fung Chern Hwei, Rosi
Hertlein, Elektra Kurtis, Gwen Laster, Jessie Montgomery, Meg Okura, Curtis
Stewart, Tom Swafford, Midori Yamamoto &  Helen Yee; Violas:  Alva
Anderson, Leanne Darling, Melanie Dyer, Nicole Federici, Stephanie Griffin,
Brian Thompson, David Wallace, Karen Waltrich & David Zimbalist; 
Cellos: Marika Hughes & Gil Selinger; Basses: Ken Filiano, Hill Greene,
Francois Grillot, James Ilgenfritz, Larry Roland, and Tom Zlabinger; 
Drums: Newman Taylor Baker, Andrew Drury, and Michael T. A. Thompson
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Poet: Louis Reyes Rivera
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Diaspora: Dispersions of the Spirit of Ra: Ahmed
Abdullah, DD Jackson, Reggie Nicholson, Radu, Salim Washington, Miles Griffith,
and Monique Ngozi Nri
 
Introduction to the
Billy Bang Ensemble: Jean Pierre Leduc, friend, producer, and agent, who 
produced Billy Bang’s “Vietnam: the Aftermath” and “Vietnam Reflections,” and
Billy Bang in concerts and major festivals
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Billy Bang Ensemble: Newman Taylor Baker, Andrew Bemkey,
Hill Greene, Nhan Thanh Ngo, Ted Daniel, Roy Campbell Jr., James Zollar, James
Spaulding, Dick Griffin, Henry Grimes, and Bill Cole
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Drum Solo: Barry Altschul of the FAB Trio
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Closing Remarks: Family Member


face="Bookman Old Style">Benediction- Rev.  Kaji Spellman


face="Bookman Old Style">Video of Billy Bang performance, Rubin Museum of Art,
June 15, 2OO7
 
TriFactor Salutes the Bang! --
Kahil El’Zabar, Hamiet Bluiett, Ronnie Burrage, with  guests Quincy Troupe,
James Carter, Craig Harris, and Bob Stewart.


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