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The Hitchcock Institute Presents a Jazz Celebration 

DESCRIPTION: The H. Wiley Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music and in collaboration with the Conservatory of Music, the Department of Africana Studies, and the American Studies Program at Brooklyn College present: Music in Polycultural America "The East Cultural and Educational Center: A Jazz Celebration featuring the Charles Tolliver Quartet and Salim Washington & the Brooklyn College Jazz Ensemble" Pre-concert talk with Africana Studies Scholar W.S. Tkweme and East founding members Jitu Weusi, Basir Mchawi, and Nana Carmen Ashhurst. Originally located at 10 Claver Place in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, The East Cultural and Educational Center had its roots in the Black Nationalist and the Black Arts movements of the late 1960s and 1970s. In the sixteen years of its existence, The East hosted a staggering array of jazz talent as part of its Black Experience in Sound series. Pharaoah Sanders, Freddie Hubbard, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Sun Ra, Hugh Masekela, Betty Carter, James Spaulding, and Charles Tolliver were among the jazz legends that appeared at The East. Charles Tolliver and the Brooklyn College Jazz ensemble will present a tribute to the music of The East and the Black Arts Movement. 
DATE: Tuesday, April05, 2011
TIME: 7:00pm 
LOCATION: Studio 312, Roosevelt Hall, Brooklyn College 
CONTACT: 718-951-5655 or isam@brooklyn.cuny.edu  
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