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A Musical Tribute to Black History's Forgotten Heroes
Performed by bassist Dave Marsh and pianist Wade Beach
Sunday February 11, 2018 / 3:00 PM
Free Admission / Donations Appreciated
 Anacostia Arts Center located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE
East River Jazz Brunch
presented at 3 PM the second Sunday of each month at the Anacostia Arts Center located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. All events are free and open to the public. Capitol Hill Crab Cakes is located within the Arts Center offering brunch from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM....Free Admission / Donations Appreciated
We’re approaching Wards 7/8 businesses that offer creative services. Register Here
In 1968, I was a volunteer photographer during Dr. Martin Luther King's Poor People’s Campaign. I’m organizing a photography exhibition of the photographers who volunteered to document Resurrection City, on the Mall, for six weeks in the late Spring of 1968. 
We are, also, seeking interviews with residents who have Poor People’s Campaign / Resurrection City stories to share, as well! Register Here!

June 8 - June 17
Eight Social Change Performances/Conversations that'll inform, engage and entertain you!

  1. Pan Africanism: Protests Songs from Around the African Diaspora, offered by Baltimore based ensemble, the Charmaine Michelle Quintet.

  2. Groove Time Dance Party a Greg Hatza Organization performance of original music, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cook, Curtis Mayfield and other covers!

  3. Arising Saints an electrifying and soul stirring presentation of music of the past seamlessly fusing such genres as Jazz, Soul, Funk and Reggae performed by Beyond Genre Band f/Tamika Love Jones.

  4. Dedication to Muhal  This AACM Special Ensemble performance led by Ernest Dawkins and Adegoke Steve Colson will be dedicated to recently deceased Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians founder Muhal Richard Abrams.
  5. Music from liberation struggles: USA, South Africa, Palestine performed by he Liberation Project Quartet, led by pianist Harry Appelman,  will perform jazz interpretations of music associated with several struggles of liberation.

  6. On These Streets, offered by Baltimore's Todd Marcus Quintet exploring that city's urban unrest after the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015.

  7. A Soundtrack to the Struggle: Muses of the Movement, offered by Ka’Ba Soul Singer, featuring music from and/or inspired by movements for social change.

  8. Freedom Jazz Dance- The Music of Eddie Harris performed by Marshall Keys Soulful Path

March through September 2018
A pop up cultural space, using shipping containers to house performances, conversations, exhibitions and a greenhouse that’ll present hydroponic & soil based food growing techniques. The use of this space is donated by Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners!

During our residency at Penn Hill we’ll be seeking a space to place the project to continue our ideas. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!