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Cecil Taylor And Amiri Baraka Perform In Barcelona

Diction and Contradiction, the new biopic on jazz maestro Cecil Taylor features a clip of Taylor on stage with long-time friend and poet Amiri Baraka in Barcelona, Spain.

Cecil Taylor And Amiri Baraka Perform In Barcelona

Cecil Taylor and Amiri Baraka

It has been 40 years since pianist-songwriter Cecil Taylor and poet-social activist Amiri Baraka performed on the same stage.  These two icons met in the mid '50s when they were honing their crafts in New York City's Bowery district.  On July 16, 2010, they came together to perform at Cafe Lebab in Barcelona, Spain.  The show was organized by Linguamon in conjunction with Ruby Flower Records co-owner Ana-Isabel Ordonez and writer Victor Obiols.  Joining Amiri on stage is Latin percussionist Miguel Orea.

View video clip here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrUMaSBkmRc

 

 

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