Also performing today: Aloe Blacc (7:00) and Swamp Dogg (6:00)
Times are estimated set times for each artist.
Soul-jazz pioneer, poetic hip-hop inspiration, and self-proclaimed “bluesologist” Gil Scott-Heron, best known for the unforgettable fury of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” was a documentarian of the American experience and radical rabble-rouser on par with Woody Guthrie and Lenny Bruce.
Vocalists: Martha Redbone, Sandra St. Victor, Alkebulan, Gordon Voidwell
Poets: John Murillo, Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets, Willie Perdomo, Hanifah Walidah Robinson, Carl Hancock-Rux, Sapphire
Band: Brian Jackson, special guest; Aaron Whitby, musical director, keys; Ben Tyree, guitar; Fred Cash, bass; Dave "Smoota" Smith, trombone, keys; Chris Eddleton, drums; Lisette Santiago, percussion; Val-Inc, electronics; V. Jeff Smith, saxophone, guitar, flute
Pardon Our Analysis:
An All-Star Gathering for Gil Scott-Heron
performed by Black Rock Coalition Orchestra
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, artistic director
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