The Black/Brown Dialogues Part II:

I n s p i r a t i o n H o u s e P o e t r y C h o i r



Curated by Peter J. Harris, artistic director, Inspiration House

Featuring spoken word & music by:

Tchikonsase Ajé
Gloria Alvarez
Peter J. Harris

María Elena Gaitán, Chola con Cello
Willie Loya, percussion

Saturday, May 3, 2008 starting at 7:00 pm

Commissioned by Kathy Gallegos, Director of Avenue 50 Studio, “The Black/Brown Dialogues”, featuring Inspiration House PoetryChoir, honors healthy and ethical cultural dialogue between the African and Latino communities, at one of Latino LA's most important independent galleries. Using the Inspiration House PoetryChoir format, poets read their work while master musicians improvise musical responses to the poetry, blending words, intonations, audience responses, and dynamic silence into a sonic tapestry that's entrancing and exhilarating. The poetry series is curated by Peter J. Harris, artistic director, Inspiration House, which produces work dedicated to leaving its audiences renewed and recommitted to cultural work that contributes to the creation of a humane society.

This event is the second of four Inspiration House PoetryChoir events and is
free to the public

The Black/Brown Dialogues are supported in part by the Ford Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Southwest Airlines through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts