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Your support is invaluable & deeply appreciated.
Music heals!!! ¡La musica cura!
Keep it on BEBOP, CUBOP & THE MUSICAL TRUTH w/Avotcja (pronounced Avacha)
every Tuesday 8PM to 10PM on 94.1FM or www.KPFA-FM.org Berkeley, CA. If Jazz or
Latin Jazz is your thing please hang out with me. And this Tuesday December 1st I’ll
be visited by Jazz Trumpeter ERIK JEKABSON. We’ll be talking about his Music, his
upcoming Gig at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage December 7th & his weekly Electric
Squeezebox Orchestra big band Session every Sunday night at Doc’s Lab in North Beach.
Please join us from 8PM to 10PM Tuesday nights on KPFA where we’ll be speaking the
language of Music & talking about the state of the Arts & a whole lot more. Tell the
world… it’s always all about the world of Jazz & Latin Jazz, the state of the Arts &
you & you & you & me. The Music, my guest & I will be waiting for you every Tuesday
& especially Tuesday December 1st on www.KPFA.org or 94.1FM.
Right now KPOO-FM in San Francisco, CA needs your help. I am one of many
programmers @ KPOO-FM San Francisco, CA. I am honored to have shared my
love of Music with you on this station for 40+ years. The only reason we exist
is because of you & the only reason we will continue to exist is because of you.
We need your financial support. We're depending on you. Times are rough & in
these economic bad times we can't do it without you. As a 40 year programmer
at KPOO I'm asking you to support this one of a kind non-commercial Bay Area
treasure as soon as you can & with as much as you can!!! Check us out on the
Web www.KPOO.com & listen with your hearts. You can donate safely by Credit
Card @ www.KPOO.com or with a Check or Money Order @ KPOO Radio P.O.
BOX 156650 San Francisco, CA 94115-6650. I know with your help we can get
through this. I thank you in advance for your support.
I want to apologize to the the regulars at The Music Of The Word/La Palabra Musical,
but we will mot be meeting Sunday November 1st. I'm trying to find a new location
(preferably in Berkeley). As soon as we resettle I'll let you know. Sorry for any
inconvenience this may cause & thanks for the support!
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning to dance in the rain" Vivian Greene
Saturday December 6th 2015
dubbed “The Blue Collar PEN" by The New York Times
25th ANNUAL 2015 LITERARY AWARDS
SATURDAY DECEMBER 6th 2015 2PM – 5PM
The 25th Annual PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Awards will take place on
Saturday, December 6, 2015, at the Oakland Public Library, Main Library, 125 14th
Street from 2 to 5 p.m. The ceremony, which will include brief readings by the
winning authors, is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception
and book signings. For further information, please contact John Curl at (510)526-9324
or Kim McMillon at (510) 681-5652.
PEN Oakland, founded in 1989, is a chapter of PEN USA and PEN International, begun
in 1921. Dubbed "the blue collar PEN" by the New York Times, PEN Oakland annually
sponsors the PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Book Awards, named for the late poet and
faculty member of U.C. Berkeley's English Department. This year marks the 25th
anniversary of the awards. Each year PEN Oakland presents an award to outstanding
book titles published in the previous year. The Awards were created twenty-four years
ago to honor writers of exceptional works often not acknowledged by the mainstream
literary community. Judged by respected writers, the awards honor books that both
reflect a multi-cultural or marginalized viewpoint and represent the highest standards
THE 2015 PEN OAKLAND-JOSEPHINE MILES LITERARY AWARD WINNERS
Congregation by Natasha Trethewey
(Dryad Press and the William Meredith Foundation)
[Judge: E. Ethelbert Miller]
Haiti Glass by Lenelle Moise
(City Lights Books)
[Judge: devorah major]
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
[Judge: Jill Nelson]
Bless the Ashes by Peter Harris
Judge: Opal Palmer Adisa
Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir, by Deborah A. Miranda
[Judge: Clifford E. Trafzer])
An Indigenous History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
[Judge: Nanette Deetz]
CENSORSHIP & LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Marvin X and Avotcja
Lincoln Bergman for Freedom Archives
PEN Oakland, chartered in early 1989, is a chapter of the Los Angeles based PEN USA, part of
PEN International, an organization of professional writers founded in London in 1921. In
the words of the International charter, PEN members “pledge themselves to do their
utmost to dispel race, class and national hatreds and to champion the ideal of one humanity
living in peace in the world. Literature, national though it be in origin, knows no frontiers.
PEN stands for the principle of unhampered transmission of thought within each nation
and between all nations, and members pledge themselves to oppose any form of suppression
of freedom of expression in the country and the community to which they belong.” PEN
Oakland is the first chapter to target multi-cultural issues within the USA. Its unique purpose
is to promote works of excellence by writers of all cultural and racial backgrounds and to
educate both the public and the media as to the nature of multi-cultural work.
You can find more information at our web site: http://www.penoakland.com/
''In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King Jr.
Asking you to join me in celebrating
Taurean Horn Press’
“WITH EVERY STEP I TAKE”
the latest Book by
Poet/Short Story Writer/Musician
Please pick one up @ your local Bookstore, or at one of the Book Parties &
there are Book Parties being set up all over the place.
You can check my Website to find the one nearest you or simply send a request to
my Email: AvotcjaWordpower@Avotcja.org
For Books you can go directly to the distributor:
Small Press Distribution www.spdbooks.org
or Amazon www.Amazon.com
I know they have them in stock at:
Marcus Books in Oakland, CA www.marcusbookstores.com
Bird & Beckett Books in San Francisco, CA www.birdbeckett.com
Alley Cats Books in San Francisco, CA www.alleycatbooksgallery.com
Books Inc in Alameda, CA www.booksinc.net/Alameda
Moe’s Books in Berkeley, CA www.moesbooks.com
Copperfield’s Books 140 Kentucky Street Petaluma, CA www.Copperfields.com
Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera, CA (415)927-0960 www.BookPassage.com
Please help in spreading the word & with a little help from our friends we can make this book a success!
The Fan Page for our band AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE is up & running & waiting for you.
Please take a look @ AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE & check "like". Your support is greatly
appreciated & with your help we can get on the world map!!!
Avotcja & Modúpue (Gratitude)
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AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE (Gratitude)
Avotcja-small Multi-Percussion & Poetry, Sandi Poindexter-Violin, Jon Jang-Piano,
Val Serrant-Steel Drum & Djembe, Francis Wong-Sax, Flute & Clarinet,
Eugene Warren-Bass, Baba Ken Okulolo-Talking Drum & Vocals,
Yancie Taylor "The Jazz Doctor"-Vibes,
José "Manny" Martinez-Vocals & Percussion, Hector Lugo-Percussion,
Raul Ramirez-Multi Percussion
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