Sat., June 4, 2022,
Two sets at 9 & 10:30 pm,
$25 with reservation,
Call (718) 398-1766 to reserve.
Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, at the corner of Jefferson and Frederick Douglass Square, where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is our Weapon, is in its 26th year with the music of Resistance, Resilience, and Resurgence. Sistas’ Place is a Historic Landmark Institution!
On Saturday, June 4th, for the last performance of the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival@Sistas’ Place, we present the Hank Bolden Trio featuring the leader on tenor saxophone, Organ Monk aka Greg Lewis on Hammond B-3 Organ and multi-percussionist Joe Blaxx.
Hank Bolden aka the Atomic Veteran, 85 years on this planet, just graduated from The Hart School, the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz created by one of the progenitors of Jazz: A Music of the Spirit! Hank Bolden, has a phenomenal story to tell on his instrument and verbally. This brother was the subject of experimentation post World War ll, when the government of this country, which obviously has little regard for African people, decided to see how Africans could withstand the radiation fallout from nuclear weapons, and therefore put him in a company of other African soldiers to monitor their reaction to atomic radiation. This brother and one other are the only ones who survived this cruel experimentation! After decades of hiding this information, finally in the 1990s during the Clinton Administration, the abuse of these soldiers was made public. However, it took another generation for this brother, Hank Bolden, to receive reparations for the inhumane treatment he received. When he received his paltry payment, a few years back, he decided to do two things, one was to buy a house for his family and the other was to go back to school and earn the degree he was entitled to!
This performance will close out our season with the heightened need for Reparations for African people and a celebration of Brother Hank Bolden, who received a partial payment! Don’t miss this!!! Call for Reservations at (718) 398-1766!
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