Video footage from “Does the Secret Mind Whisper? Celebrating Bob Kaufman, Poet” event

Anne Waldman, Will Alexander, David Boyce, Kevin Carnes & more celebrate Bob Kaufman. The event took place April 11, 2016, at the San Francisco Public Library. Video footage linked in 4 parts below.

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SFJazz Poetry Festival, April 14-17th, Curated by Ishmael Reed

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Before Columbus and Oakland Book Festival host event to Celebrate Poet Bob Kaufman

WHEN: Monday, April 11th, 2016 @ 4pm
WHERE: San Francisco Public Library Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
The Before Columbus Foundation in association with the Oakland Book Festival and the African-American Center of the San Francisco Public Library present:

Anne Waldman, Will Alexander, David Boyce & Kevin Carnes

“Does the Secret Mind Whisper? Celebrating Bob Kaufman, Poet”

The life and legacy of Bob Kaufman, one of the most innovative and exciting voices in American poetry of the late 20th century, is celebrated by a gathering of formidable talents. Anne Waldman, a towering presence in international arts and letters, one of the pre-eminent poets of our times, will be joined by African-American surrealist poet, playwright, and essayist Will Alexander, presenting original work as well as classics from Kaufman himself. Collaborating with both Waldman and Alexander will be multi-instrumentalists David Boyce on saxophones and Kevin Carnes on drums and various percussion. Boyce and Carnes have been among the most fertile and imaginative improvisers in the world of free jazz for over 25 years as members of the legendary Broun Fellinis.
This event is free and open to the public.

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Most well-known for her groundbreaking book on the emergence of hip-hop culture, Rose’s “Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America” is considered a foundational text for the study of hip-hop. “Black Noise” won an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1995, was voted among the top 25 books of 1995 by the Village Voice and in 1999 was listed by Black Issues in Higher Education as one of its “Top Books of the Twentieth Century.”

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Video footage available for online viewing, via C-Span.

2015 American Book Award ceremony video footage

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C-Span broadcasting footage of the 2015 American Book Awards ceremony

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