RICKEY VINCENT, A Tribute "Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music"
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:
RICKEY VINCENT, A Tribute
"Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music"
With Davey D, hip-hop historian and Hard Knock Radio host; Blanche Richardson,
Proprietor of Marcus Books, plus James Mott and William Calhoun, original Black Panthers and members of the Lumpen
Tuesday, February 13, 2014
Humanitarian Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland
$12 advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 locations), Marcus Books, Moe's, Walden Pond, Diesel a Bookstore, Modern Times.
$15 /door, KPFA benefit, Information: www.kpfa.org/events
A Pacific Radio Tribute to Rickey Vincent, scholar, educator, KPFA 94.1FM radio host,
and author. Since earning a PhD in Ethnic Studies at U.C.Berkeley, Vincent has lectured
on Black music history, the cultural politics of Hip Hop and issues of African-American Culture and Globalization. His first book is "Funk: The Music, the People and the Rhythm
of The One." His new book is Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Oower Transformed Soul Music."
"This book not only brings to life the overlooked contributions of the Black Panthers' funk band, the Lumpen, but it also captures the hopes, triumphs, challenges, victories and setbacks of a generation that was determined to find its voice during one of our country's most turbulent times. Party Music is also about the black power movement and freedom struggles they were a part of a serious game-changer." Davey D
"This richly contextualized story deepens our understanding of the strategic cultural position of the Black Panthers in American society by bringing to life the "soul" of the organization." Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr, author of Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop"
"Rickey Vincent reveals a lost but fecund moment from a brief era of ferment when the Black Panthers and James Brown were both at their creative peaks. In this brilliant and riveting book on the on the Panthers' funk band the Lumpen and the sweep of culture and politics that produced them Vincent conjures the rhythms of the revolution and gets everyone dancing to the music again." Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
"The Lumpen took the music that black folks in the United States were listening to at the time and changed the lyrics to make revolutionary agitprop grooves. The Lumpen's music, like the Panthers themselves, pointed to the idea that there is no need to call on the us we could be, the us that we are just needs the right map and the right tools. Rickey Vincent just put a very important part of the map in your hand." Boots Riley, of The Coup
Humanist Hall (View)
390 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612