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Dissident Arts Festival

7:00pm The Literary Warriors with special guest Amina Baraka: Amina Baraka- poetry, vocals; John Pietaro- spoken word, hand drums, percussion; Ras Moshe Burnett- saxophones, flute; Rocco John Iacovone- saxophones; Laurie Towers- electric bass

8:00pm Bernardo Palombo's nueva nueva canción ensemble: Bernardo Palombo- vocals, guitar; others TBA

9:00pm UpSurge! NYC: Raymond Nat Turner-poetry; Zigi Lowenberg-poetry; Ken Filiano-upright bass; Lou Grassi-drumset; Lee Odom-reeds

10:00pm The New York Free Quartet presents Steve Cohn's "Abstract Meets the Fundamental": Steve Cohn-piano, shakuhachi, trombone, percussion; Michael Moss-saxophones, bass clarinet, flute; Larry Roland-upright bass; Chuck Fertal-drumset

11:00pm Finale: "Song of the United Front" by Bertolt Brecht & Hanns Eisler: Performed by all musicians in the house

El Taller is proud to host Day 2 of the Dissident Arts Festival 2016. Join us for this special evening of revolutionary music and spoken word in which CULTURAL WORKERS SPEAK BACK TO TRUMP!

The Dissident Arts Festival, the 11th annual showcase of "revolutionary creativity," will occur on three stages in as many nights this August, featuring music, spoken word and performance art, and closing with the screening of a silent film complete with a live score performed by some of NYC's current new music coterie. This year's Festival occurs at sites in both downtown and uptown Manhattan and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This 2016 Dissident Arts Festival is dedicated to the people's unity in the face of a divisive Right-wing. Performers will use this opportunity to make definitive statements in opposition to the hateful rhetoric of Donald Trump.

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Later Event: August 20
Noche de Tango con Roberto Corral