A Love Supreme at 50: Coltrane, Malcolm X and the Sound of '65
Thursday, February 19th, 4 to 6 PM
This year marks several significant 50th anniversaries. Early in 1965, jazz saxophonist John Coltrane released the deeply spiritual and passionate album A Love Supreme, the defining work of his distinguished career and one of the most highly respected and beloved pieces of recorded music. Weeks later, Black activist Malcolm X, the orator and organizer who effectively advocated for social change in Black urban communities, was assassinated in New York. In this program, we will attempt to put these important men in dialogue. How are they linked, and what connects their art and politic? Join us for a discussion which will include readings, recordings, and an exhibit of important archival materials
GalleryDAAS supports the mission of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) by exhibiting emerging and established artists from throughout the African Diaspora. Working with artists, curators and art historians as well as DAAS/U-M faculty, the gallery is a catalyst for acknowledging the work of original art by artists of Africa and its diaspora, not only through our exhibitions, but by hosting artist residencies and visits, and encouraging unique teaching opportunities for both DAAS and the broader U-M community.
GallerDAAS is administered by the DAAS Exhibitions Committee and typically has two to three exhibitions during the regular school year (Fall/Winter). For more information, please contact V. Robin Grice at email@example.com.