.

.
.

.
.

.

January 9, 2014

Historic [Audio] from WNYC Radio of the late Activist, Poet and Playwright Amiri Baraka

Today, playwright, critic, activist, and one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American letters, Amiri Baraka, passed away after weeks of failing health at the age of 79.

He was known as LeRoi Jones at the time of this recording.

On February 17, 1965 Baraka read his essay “The Revolutionary Theater” at the Overseas Press Club, following the release of his Obie Award-winning The Dutchman and just four days before the assassination of Malcolm X.

WNYC has the audio of the speech that catapulted Baraka from charismatic Greenwich Village maverick into a radicalized black nationalist in Harlem in a pivitol time for the country at large:

An explosive reading and question & answer segment when put into the context of 1965! [AUDIO] http://www.wnyc.org/story/188902-amiri-baraka/.

Check out The Roots and Questlove's collaboration with Amiri Baraka below.





Interview posted January 2013



No comments:

Post a Comment

Add your comments anonymously if you prefer. Remember to share it on your Social Media.

Comments with links to other websites will not be published.


▼ The Latest: Hip Hop + R&B Radio, Media, Sports, and The Culture

.


Trending News, Topics, + Reports: Radio, Media, Sports, and Culture🎶

.


Trending News and Topics from Morning Shows on Urban Radio

.


Watch: Ebro in the Morning on Hot 97 - The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

.



Thanks for reading this post. Add your comments below.

© 2021 UrbanRadioNation.com, All Rights Reserved

. Powered by Blogger.

Popular Posts This Month

Music Stream

FRESH.R & B HIP-HOP + T H R O W BACKS


Twitter



Facebook