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The Music of Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson -“Spider and Stick: American Griots”

December 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

| $25 - $30

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Half of the power duo Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson, Brian wrote, arranged and produced over 10 albums over an eight-year period. Time and time again that music has found its way onto over 100 cuts like Common’s “The People” (from “We Almost Lost Detroit”) and Kendrick Lamar’s “Poe Mans Dreams” (from “Peace Go With You, Brother”).
Almost 40 years later, Brian is still building with artists like M1 (Dead Prez), vocalist Gregory Porter, São Paulo hiphop artist Rodrigo Brandão, young lion jazz violinist Scott Tixier (Kenny Barron, Stevie Wonder) and legendary bassist Charnett Moffett. Brian looks to both the present and the past for inspiration in order to honor to the ancient tradition of the griot – the African troubadour of truth. “This music isn’t really mine,” Brian asserts. “I learned it from those who came before me. It’s my job to pass on what I’ve learned. That’s the Tradition.”
In the tradition of the African griot, Brian tells the stories of how some of his Gil’s best-loved pieces came to light. “Spider and Stick: American Griots,” is on tour now.

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Date:
December 8, 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$25 - $30
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Fenix
Phone:
415-813-5600
919 4th St., San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
Website:
http://bit.ly/2siDuoF

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Fenix
Phone:
415.813.5600
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2siDuoF

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