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Black Art in AmericaA Successful Multimedia Event Of Music, Visual Arts,
And Spoken Word Was Held
On May 25th 2012
"Traveling Rhythms, Blues and Exaggerated Tales"
"Malcolm on My Mind"
"Modern Day Tragedy of Purvis Young and Overtown" (Video Short) & Art Exhibit
"Resistance" series by Najee Dorsey
Distinguished guests included Betty Blayton, Taylor, Otto Neals and Faith Ringold
(New York, NY June 20, 2012)
nonradioMusic Studio-Lab Projects in association with Black Art In America presented "Traveling Rhythms, Blues and Exaggerated Tales": "Malcolm on My Mind" "Modern Day Tragedy of Purvis Young", and the "Resistance" series by Najee Dorsey
a live multimedia event that combined music, visual art, spoken-word and that celebrates legend and cultural folklore. The event was held on May 25th, 2012 at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in New York City.
The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center hosted as a beautiful, historical open space with a panoramic view of the timeline mural containing images and highlights from the lives of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz. Video shorts featured important influential moments in the life of Malcolm X and his family. The videos paired with a live music soundtrack provided by dei 7 free-range music and special guest musicians also featured a spoken word performance by Tantra Zawadi.
Attendees enjoyed refreshments and beverages provided by participating sponsors including Harlem Brewing Company, who provided their Sugar Hill Golden Ale for this momentous 'uptown' Washington Heights occasion. Guests dined on light fare including a Mediterranean spread consisting of stuffed grape leaves and olives, hummus, fruit, nuts assorted cheeses, figs and dessert treats.
Wine was also provided to complete this delightful event, highlighted by the spectacular existing Shabazz Center Freedom Sisters Exhibit. Event installations were courtesy of Keith Golden Galleries, which also included a portion of the Last Works of Purvis Young in addition to the Resistance Series by Najee Dorsey.
nonradioMusic Studio-Lab Projects
RM Crews and Derin Young are the principal producers and content developers of NRM Studio-Lab projects -- now developing and producing content for animation, multimedia, music and performance art. Crews and Young have both worked as artists and producers with backgrounds in performing and visual arts.
Founder and CEO of Black Art in America (BAIA), the number one online resource for black art located at www.blackartinamerica.com and the number one social networking website for the African-American visual arts community. Black Art In America (BAIA) Do You Basel?™ campaign is held annually in Miami and presents a stellar installation of visual artworks, events, performances and exhibitions. BAIA holds fairs in Miami, New York and many other venues. Mr. Dorsey is also a visual artist whose work can be seen in numerous museums and private collections. (www.najeedorsey.com).
Harlem Brewing Company:
The Beatty family are the founders of Harlem Brewing Company and brewers of Sugar Hill Golden Ale. Their artisanal craft beers celebrate Harlem's rich cultural history. Harlem Brew is available at many special events, restaurants and retailers including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Sylvia's, Whole Foods, and the Metropolitan Museum.