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October 2019

Sembene

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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$10

Co-directed by Samba Gadjigo, author of Sembene's official biography, Ousmane Sembene: The Making of a Militant Artist, and Jason Silverman, an award-winning film producer (Olympia, Shameless) and the Cinematheque Director at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, NM, SEMBENE! had its world premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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Silent Movie Mondays – Within Our Gates (1920)

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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$10

The oldest known surviving film made by an African-American director, Within Our Gates, is a searing account of the US racial situation during the early twentieth century, including the years of Jim Crow, the revival of the Ku Klux Klan, the Great Migration of Southern blacks to cities in the North, and the emergence of the “New Negro”.

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Folks Project – Earshot Jazz Festival

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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$18

Folks — D’Vonne Lewis (drums), Darrius Willrich (keys), and Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), tribute the long history of music culture of Seattle’s Central District as they build on the legacy of artists like Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Ernestine Anderson, Floyd Standifer, Buddy Catlett, and Sir Mix-A-Lot.

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Kassa Overall & Sullivan Fortner – Earshot Jazz Festival

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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$24

Drummer/rapper Kassa Overall is a Seattle-reared revelation on the New York scene in his own bands and with the likes of Vijay Iyer. “One of the few genuine-sounding, full-scope amalgams of contemporary hip-hop and jazz” (NY Times), he appears with pianist Sullivan Fortner, whose jazz motto is “it’s raw and it’s refined.”

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Options: Eric Revis/Bennie Maupin/Nasheet Waits – Earshot Jazz Festival

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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$24

Two generations, three masters: bassist Eric Revis and drummer Nasheet Waits (both of Tarbaby, with Orrin Evans), join forces with legendary multireedist Bennie Maupin, perhaps best known for his contributions to such Miles Davis classics as Bitches Brew and as a founding member of Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, among countless other collaborations with the greats of jazz.

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November 2019

Gary Hammon

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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$22

Born and raised in Seattle, Gary “Jubil” Hammon is one of a number of musicians from the area that have enjoyed a long and successful career in the performing arts. Gary began his study of the saxophone while a junior at Garfield High School.

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