Sistas' Place/Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora/Saturday,

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#1 Mon, 2010-04-05 20:54
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Sistas' Place/Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora/Saturday,

Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue at Jefferson Avenue (where Jazz:=C2= =A0 A=20 Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon), presents Ahmed Abdul= lah's=20 Diaspora on Saturday, April 10th in two sets at 9 & 10:30 pm. Diaspora= =20 features Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet and vocals, Alex Harding on baritone= =20 saxophone, pianist D.D. Jackson bassist Radu, Reggie Nicholson on drums,= =20 vocalist and poet Monique Ngozi Nri and poet Louis Reyes Rivera.=C2=A0= =C2=A0 =20

The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival at Sistas' Place continues with a=20 group led by the Music Director, Ahmed Abdullah. Peter Margasak in a Jaz= z Times=20 review had this to say of the trumpeter: "Few contemporary trumpeters ha= ve=20 reconciled strong melodic leanings with extended experimental impulses= as=20 convincingly as Sun Ra alum Ahmed Abdullah. His playing always retains= a=20 razor-sharp focus and a keen sense of scale; even at his most explosive,= =20 Abdullah never loses sight of how his contribution fits into the perform= ance at=20 large." =20 =20 The group deals with music, poetry and vocals that relates to the Africa= n=20 Diaspora and to the music of Sun Ra as the acronym Diaspora (Dispersions= =20 of the Spirit of Ra) implies. =20 The performance this Saturday, April 10th will be a reunion of sorts= =20 with the powerful baritone saxophonist Alex Harding and Reggie Nicholson= , who=20 is a masterful percussionist, along with Radu, who has been a bedrock an= d=20 solid mainstay in the rhythm section of this group for many years. Add= to=20 that mix the always creative and brilliant pianist D.D. Jackson with the= =20 insightful words and beautiful voice of Monique Ngozi Nri, as well as th= e=20 tasteful and historic poetry of Louis Reyes Rivera, and you've got an ev= ent that=20 you shoud not miss! =20 =20 Tickets are $20 with reservations and $25 at the door. Check out the web-site at Call 718 398-1766 for reservations. To check out the blog for the last performance at Sistas' Place go to For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---( =20 =20 =C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0= =C2=A0=C2=A0Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place! =20 =20 Upcoming Events: The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival @ Sistas' Place =20 Saturdays at Sistas' Place April 17-The Return of Doug Carn April 24- Billy Bang May 1-Jazz Espiritu with George Gray and Raschim Ausar-Sahu May 8-A Tribute to Mary Lou Williams featuring Cecilia Smith May 15-Organ Nation featuring Alex Harding-baritone saxophone, Walter=20 Syzmanski-trumpet, D.D. Jackson-organ and Brandon Lewis-drums May 22-Winard Harper May 29-Maggie Brown and Group Memorial Day/African Liberation Day Concert/ (Remembering Political=20 Prisoners!) Season Closer: June 5-Trio 3 (Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille) plus Geri Alle= n

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