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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Black History Month- Black Aesthetic Experience

Margaret Richardson (photo)

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During the famous Black cultural explosion of the 1920’s, Harlem became a hub for jazz, poetry, art, and literature. Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Bessie Smith brought a new musical format that caught the attention of all New Yorkers as well as folks throughout the entire country.

Langston Hughes energized the poetry world with his common folk poetry, and Nella Larsen, Jesse Lee Fausett, and Walter White wrote of the Black experience in their novels. Zora Neale Hurston boldly walked the streets of Harlem studying the African American from an anthropological perspective.

On February 16, during Black History Month, the Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will re-capture the essence of that period when they host the Black Aesthetic Experience, featuring jazz, poetry and literature at the WOW Café and Wingery, 18866 Stone Oak Parkway, Suite 108.

This event begins at 6pm and will end at 9pm. Nationally known saxophonist Spot Barnett will be on hand playing jazz from the past. The Black Aesthetic Experince will feature national authors Maureen Smith, Evelyn Palfrey, Caleb Alexander, Olga Samples Davis, Laura Thompson, and Almas J. Sami.

There will be free food and refreshment and a book signing by the authors. Admission is free, so come out and enjoy some great jazz, powerful poetry, and interesting readings along with delicious food and drink.

For further information about this event please feel free to contact Frederick Williams at or (210) 479-5484.

Margaret Richardson

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