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Day 1, Session 4: What Would Karl Marx be Listening to on Bastille Day in 2016
Thu, July 14, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM$6.00 – $15.00
with Ras Moshe and John Pietaro
Ras Moshe hails from a musical and political family in Brooklyn. Ras has been playing music for 30 years and keeps the family tradition going as a life-long radical political activist. He was part of the Neues Kabarett series and founder of the Music Now series, which presented new revolutionary jazz at The New York Marxist School for 14 years, continuing today at The Brooklyn Commons. Ras believes strongly in the power of creativity involved with jazz as one of the main components of socio/poltical engagement.
John Pietaro is a revolutionary writer, percussionist and cultural organizer. A native of Brooklyn, his work has been published in Z, The Nation, CounterPunch, People’s World and many other progressive journals; he is a Staff Writer of the NYC Jazz Record newspaper. As a musician Pietaro has performed with Karl Berger, Amina Baraka, Pete Seeger, Ras Moshe, among others and frequently performs on the current Free Jazz scene. He is the producer of the annual Dissident Arts Festival. For more info see DissidentArts.com and theCulturalWorker.blogspot.com