HAGL: The Tender Arrival of Outsane Midget Booker Ts Who Kill Drums Runnin' Da Voodoo Down

Sun, 11 October 2015 // 08:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

In the tradition of a signifying protest groove comes Heroes are Gang Leaders, a group of poets and musicians formed by poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, and his frequent collaborator Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. This is in honor of Amiri Baraka--to resurrect the matrimony of Black Literary Art and Music as medicine, battle cry, dirge, and the struggle for pleasure.

Their style has many mothers, many fathers, and none––combining Jazz, groove, Black hollerin’ and extensions of paged and oral literary text by Gwendolyn Brooks, Bob Kaufman and Amiri Baraka featuring Thomas Sayers Ellis, James Brandon Lewis, Randall Horton, Janice Lowe, Larkin Grimm, Devin Brahja Waldman, Luke Stewart, Margaret Morris, Ryan Frazier, Ailish Hopper, Nina Angela Mercer, Brandon Moses, Da Frontline and Warren "Trae" Crudup