Honestly when I went to the Paradise Theater in the Bronx for the taping of the Black Girls Rock! Continue reading
On Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 3pm – 5pm, poets, scholars, and musicians come together to honor the legendary poet, educator, playwright, and activist, Sonia Sanchez. The 2010 Harlem Book Fair presents “Haiku & Handgrenades: Sonia Sanchez,” a tribute to Sonia Sanchez. Confirmed participants include: Sonia Sanchez, Haki R. Madhubuti, Max Rodriguez, Willie Perdomo, Tracie Morris, DuEwa Frazier, David Mills, Pineal E. Joseph, jazz percussionist, Eric Frazier featuring African drummers, and Atiba Wilson and the B4 Quotet (flute ensemble). Join us for this celebration! Free and open to the public. This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Continue reading
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By Walter Rutledge
The Riverside Theatre presented An Evening with Women of Excellence in the Arts, March 29th at 7pm in the Assembly Hall at the Riverside Church. This was the second event in a yearlong celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Riverside Theatre. Continue reading
From a renowned African American poet, a new book of poems of celebration and loss for readers of all ages This new volume by the much-loved poet Sonia Sanchez is music to the ears: a collection of haiku that celebrates the gifts of life and mourns the deaths of revered African American figures in the worlds of music, art, and activism.Sonia Sanchez is a poet, activist, and scholar. She was the Laura Carnell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Temple University until her retirement and is one of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement. She is the author of thirteen books.
January 13, 6PM Sonia Sanchez and Peniel Joseph Sign Together at Hue-Man, 2319 FREDERICK DOUGLASS BLVD., NEW YORK, NY, 10027
Almost three decades after the emergence of the AIDS virus, African Americans are now the most afflicted segment of the American population. Indeed, while African Americans account for approximately 12% of the American population, they account, as of 2006, for 50% of the 1.1 million reported cases of people living with HIV infection.
On Tuesday, December 1 at 7pm, a special World AIDS Day event blending poetry, performance and conversation will shine a spotlight on this alarming trend. The evening’s presentation is the latest installment of “The NEXT New York Conversation,” WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space’s signature dialogue series sponsored by HSBC, “The World’s Local Bank.” Tickets are $20, and the event will also be available as a live video webcast at www.wnyc.org/thegreenespace.
When Sonia Sanchez, renowned poet and activist request your presence, you show up, knowing the time will be well spent. When the occasion is her 75th birthday and it falls on a date as auspicious as September 9, 2009 you come, ready to celebrate.
A Harlem native, Sanchez raised twins to manhood in a spacious house in Philadelphia enlivened by art, books and a backyard garden. On Saturday, September 12, when the gathering was actually held, friends, comrades and family came from as far as California and St. Croix, Virgin Islands. The multi-generational assembly, of course, was a reunion of people of shared experiences as well as an opportunity for young people to sit at the feet of veteran cultural workers and artists such as Amiri and Amina Baraka, John Edgar Wideman, Camille Cosby and many more. Continue reading
Sanchez’ “The Bronx Is Next” and “Sister Son/Ji” Have Not Been Performed Since 1968 and 1969
Displaying the bold spirit of celebrated poet and Black Arts Movement playwright Sonia Sanchez, The Riverside Theatre and BeBop Theatre Collective are presenting performances of two one-act plays from early in Sanchez’ career that have not been performed since the late ‘60s, running from Thursday, August 6 to Monday, August 17, at The Riverside Theatre, 91 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd St.), Morningside Heights.
On air, Online and On the street
WNYC’s Greene Space is opening. Appearing in the opening festival April 28th-May 8th are Sonia Sanchez, Cornel West, Elmo and others.