New Day Jazz

Justin Desmangles




Our guest this afternoon, on the 5 o'clock hour, Joanne Griffith, editor of Redefining Black Power, new from City Lights Books.


"Redefining Black Power is an important, historical rumination on race, class, power and politics in the Age of Obama. The conversations with such figures as Van Jones, Michelle Alexander and civil rights icon Dr. Vincent Harding are thoughtful, probing, nuanced insights into the state of African-American political power at this historic moment. The book raises challenging questions, but rather than offer definitive answers, it provokes the reader to personally define 'Black power' and inspires all of us to continue the work of 'deepening the meaning of democracy.'" – Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

"I agree with economist Julianne Malveaux, who says the notion that Obama's election made America 'post racial' is utter nonsense, when you look at current rates of poverty, income and unemployment among black people. Van Jones, former Green Jobs Czar at the White House, intrigued me when he claims that the youth who believe that electing a black president changes nothing were right. Joanne Griffith, of the Pacifica Radio Archives, interviews these and other long distance runners for justice to provide a lively array of conflicting, complex and critical attitudes the first black U.S. president has evoked, to answer the question of whether it's time to redefine Black Power." -- Kathleen Cleaver

Genre

Classical, Jazz, Blues, Experimental, Poetry & Literature

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Sunday 2/19/2012 @ 3:00PM - 6:00PM
ArtistSongAlbumLabelComments
Countee Cullen (read by James Earl Jones) From The Dark Tower A Hand Is On The Gate Verve-Folkways
Langston Hughes (read by Ellen Holly) I've Known Rivers A Hand Is On The Gate Verve-Folkways
Robert Hayden (read by Moses Gunn) Frederick Douglass A Hand Is On The Gate Verve-Folkways
Paul Laurence Dunbar (read by Cicely Tyson) We Wear The Mask A Hand Is On The Gate Verve-Folkways
Abbey Lincoln Laugh Clown, Laugh Abbey Is Blue Riverside
Tadd Dameron Just Plain Talkin' The Magic Touch Riverside
Kenny Dorham featuring Ernie Henry Sposin' 2 Horns / 2 Rhythm Riverside
Eric Dolphy & Booker Little Far Cry Far Cry New Jazz (Prestige)
Frederick Williams Babylon A Turn The Screw An Evening Of International Poetry New Alliance
George Russell All About Rosie The 3rd Stream RCA
Count Basie Little Pony Classic Count CBS
Billie Holiday Mean To Me A Love Story CBS
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Eric Dolphy Out There Out There New Jazz (Prestige)
Sterling Brown (read by James Earl Jones & Moses Gunn) Ol' Lem A Hand Is On The Gate Verve-Folkways
Helene Johnson (Read by Josephine Premice) Sonnet To A Negro In Harlem A Hand Is On The Gate Verve-Folkways
Arna Bontemps (read by Leon Bibb) Southern Mansion A Hand Is On The Gate Verve-Folkways
Langston Hughes (read by Ellen Holly) Mother To Son A Hand Is On The Gate Verve-Folkways
Abbey Lincoln Lost In The Stars Abbey Is Blue Riverside
Abbey Lincoln Long As Your Living Abbey Is Blue Riverside
Tadd Dameron Look, Stop & Listen The Magic Touch Riverside
Hank Mobley The Breakdown Roll Call Blue Note
Steve Lacy Criss Cross The Staight Horn Of Steve Lacy Candid
Edward Brathwaite (Kamau Brathwaite) The Emigrants Rites Of Passage Argo (U.K.)
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Charles Mingus Los Mariachis (The Street Musicians) Tijuana Moods RCA
Roscoe Mitchell & Anthony Braxton Off Five Dark Six Nonaah Nessa
Roscoe Mitchell & Malachi Favors A1 TAL 2LA Nonaah Nessa
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Art Ensemble Of Chicago Theme De Yoyo (excerpt) Les Stances A Sophie Nessa
Interview With Joanne Griffith By Justin Desmangles Interview With Joanne Griffith By Justin Desmangles Interview With Joanne Griffith By Justin Desmangles Interview With Joanne Griffith By Justin Desmangles
Art Ensemble Of Chicago Theme De Yoyo (excerpt) Les Stances A Sophie Nessa
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Kenny Dorham featuring Ernie Henry The End Of A Love Affair 2 Horns / 2 Rhythm Riverside
Bob Dorough & Bill Takas Small Day Tomorrow Beginning To See The Light Laissez-Faire