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Events 06 | 2013

Tue, June 11, 2013
Beat and beyond: Amiri Baraka
Unfortunately, this event is cancelled
− an alterante date is in the planning

at the ZKM_Media Theater, 8 p.m., admission free

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The author Amiri Baraka (*1934, as LeRoi Jones in Newark) is considered one of the outstanding literary talents of African America. In addition to lyric poetry, Baraka authored award-winning plays during the 1960s. Furthermore, he wrote numerous essays and discourses on social and political questions, as well as on the history of Afro-American music.
Amiri Baraka has been a literary activist and observer of contemporary American culture for the past sixty years. He is an author for whom both text and performance are of equal importance – the origins of modern rap are clearly evident in Baraka’s work.

As part of the exhibition "Beat Generation / Allen Ginsberg", the ZKM presents one of the last living companions of Allen Ginsberg: an African-American Beat poet and artist, who always conceived of poetry and politics as two sides of the same coin.
Manfred Heinfeldner (SWR) will moderate the evening.

- subject to change -
photo: Amiri Baraka
© Z. Risasi Dais


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