In the 1960s and '70s, the Jazz and People's Movement, lead by Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Lee Morgan, physically disrupted Dick Cavett's, Johnny Carson's, and Ed Sullivan's television shows during broadcast. Max Roach did once, too. But nowadays, the activist flame seems only set on a simmer. What's become of jazz protest? The question is old, but in an era of international emergency, it's relevant. So poet Amiri Baraka, playwright Sonia Sanchez, Columbia professor Robert O'Meally, and trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater are discussing dissent in jazzand maybe exercising itwhen Lincoln Center hosts "Jazz and Social... More >>>
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Poet Amiri Baraka: percussion can still confront you.