Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description The year, 1969, 10 Claver Place in the heart of Bed-Stuy, the sweet scent of incense fills the still air, couples splendidly attired in fabrics covered with the rich, vibrant colors and patterns of the continent -- Africa! The East, a cultural haven for over ten years for community folk seeking "the message of our ancestors" from poets, singers, drummers, and musicians who were the masters of their craft. 651 invites you to share in and celebrate the tradition of The East with:
Sun Ra & his Intergalactic Arkestra: A unique avant garde, big band that tells the story of jazz from its African roots to the outer musical limits of tomorrow!
Archie Shepp & Gorup: An historic, influential pioneer who combines the logic of tradition with the novelty of experimentation.
Special Guest Artist Leon Thomas: "Cosmic music" stylist of the Sixties to hard-swinging jazz-blues singer.