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Happy Anniversary to Banana Puddin' Jazz!!
First Show was April 7, 2003
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Tue, June 22, 2021
7 PM EST

Rome Neal Banana Puddin' Jazz 

Presents

"JAZZ: THE ASIAN AMERICAN CONNECTION"

an evening of music dedicated

our Asian Queen, COBI NARITA


A FREE Virtually Live Performance on
Youtube and FB Live
 

  • YouTube

Featuring: 

Featuring: Rob Narita, Taeko Fukao, Tommy Morimoto, Nobuyuki Yamasaki , Mamiko Watanabe, Katsumi W. Ferguson, Jin Joo Yoo, Ivy Hsu, Wen Teng Wu, Claire Choi, Mimi and Tomoko Block
 

The evening will salute Cobi Narita, whose tireless devotion to the Jazz community has spanned more than forty years. Cobi worked as Executive Director of Collective Black Artists and founded the Universal Jazz Coalition to present and provide technical assistance to Jazz artists with members of the Board that included BetTy Carter,Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Ahmad Jamal, Melba Liston, Clark Terry, George Wein, and Abbey Lincoln.

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"Great... Ishmael throwing truth with piercing daggers"

- Ron Scott, Amsterdam News E

" Loved the play reading...so funny... enjoyed every minute of it. The cast is remarkable. Bravo!" - Mary T. Brown

"I really enjoyed watching Ishmael's latest play on Saturday night. Another tour de force to be sure! I liked how it mixed the essayistic with the dramatic -- the campy B-movie melodrama with anti-racist art history." - Lonely Christopher

"I just watched it on YouTube and it is great...I learned a lot about Basquiat.... a scathing critique of the racist "art" and entertainment world that exploits the art and the artists.... The music is superb.I love how this piece is so much about Ishmael Reed, as poet, writer, scholar, musician, playwright, thinker, historian, everything.

It is funny....And it is very moving.... directing was wonderful.It's exciting to just imagine what this will be like in production. I hope we can all travel by then so that we can all go see it in a theater".-
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Ishmael Reed's "THE SLAVE WHO LOVED CAVIAR" directed by Rome Neal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgiFuEUhzy0&ab_channel=NuyoricanPoetsCafe

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Banana Puddin' Jazz on TV
Tune in every Sunday @ 7:30 PM , and Monday at 4;30 AM(EDT) to Rome Neal's Banana Pudding Jazz TV show on Brooklyn Public Network and catch up with some of the magical nights that were filmed live at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe..... Delightful nights of Jazz on world wide web by just clicking below and stroll down a bit:
 

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Tue, June 22, 2021,
7 PM EST


Rome Neal Banana Puddin' Jazz 


"JAZZ: THE ASIAN AMERICAN CONNECTION"

an evening of music dedicated

our Asian Queen, COBI NARITA

Featuring: 

Featuring:Rob Narita, Taeko Fukao, Tommy Morimoto, Nobuyuki Yamasaki , Mamiko Watanabe, Katsumi W. Ferguson, Jin Joo Yoo,
Ivy Hsu, Wen Teng Wu, Claire Choi,
Mimi and Tomoko Block

More info 

Gratis on YouTube and FaceBook Live, however, your financial support will help to keep this program ALIVE and LIVE!

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PayPal: romekyn@earthlink.net

The tenth in a new series of Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz events! STREAMED LIVE!
YOUTUBE & FB "FREE" 

SPONSORS:

Jazz Foundation Of America, John D. Smith, Ron Cephas Jones, Black Repertory's Birel Vaughn Theater (Berkeley),
Barbara Flowers, Sheryl Renee Productions, Chris Bryan, Laurence Holder, Guy Davis, Keith Johnston, George Turner, Russell G. Jones, Lisa Martin, Barbara's Flowers

Black Theatre Project (Documentary)



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