Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Fest  Presents  “Power to the Poets”

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Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Fest Presents “Power to the Poets”

Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival 2022 presents Power to the Poets a Tribute to Jayne Cortez at The CEC

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Community Education Center (CEC) 3500 Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104

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  • 3 hours
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Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival celebrates their return to live in person performances . The acclaimed Outsiders festival continues with a unique, expansive presentation for 2022 and continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of progressive jazz music and groundbreaking artists in historically black owned venues. This is a grand finale celebration closing party of the 4 event festival in cooperation with The Community Education Center (CEC ) 3500 Lancaster Ave . Phila. PA

Power to the Poets

Philadelphia has a rich and influential “Poetry Community, with a connection to poetry since its earliest founding being home to famous poets Walt Whitman and Edgar Allen Poe can’t be denied. Poetry became the heart of the Black Arts Movement in Philadelphia and the vibrant creative community in Philadelphia attracted poets from around the country including poet laureate Sonia Sanchez to call Philadelphia Home. The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival pays tribute to “The Power of The Poets” with An evening of poetry and sound that will inspire , rejuvenate and uplift, featuring Ursula Rucker, Patrick Rosal , Raphael Xavier and Pheralyn Dove who are carrying on the rich tradition of the ‘fire spitters’ .

Movie Screening of Live Jayne Cortez and the Fire Spitters footage from 1982

Ursula Rucker accompanied by Tim Motzer

Raphel Xavier

Patrick Rosal

Pheralyn Dove

Improv Poetry Jam Finale

Music provided by Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s Band of Resistance

Held at the CEC 3500 Lancaster Ave , Philadelphia, PA 19104 .

7-9 pm Friday Dec 2nd 2022