By Derrick Salters
Saturday night was the kick-off Mix and Mingle event for the Apollo’s Salon Series: An innovative month long program of contemporary performances beginning April 3rd.
This wonderful night of discussion, performance and mingling was hosted by Derek Lee McPhatter, Harlem resident and co-author of the performance piece It Goes Unsaid. The event began with an engaging conversation with three of the Salon Series artists: the legendary Melvin Van Peebles creator of Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song, dynamic spoken-word artist Jessica Care Moore and electro-jazz cellist/composer Dana Leong. Greg Tate, founding member of the Black Rock Coalition and staff writer at the Village Voice, did great job guiding the conversation as the moderator. Continue reading