A Special Benefit Performance
for the BA Everywhere Campaign

"LEGACY: Our Wealth of Music"
Performed by Maggie Brown

May 13, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us

Update 4, May 27, 2014


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Sunday, June 1, 3:30 pm

Chicago Theological Seminary
1407 E 60th St., Hyde Park

Benefit for BA Everywhere

$20 Adults $5 Youth



The Chicago BA Everywhere committee is excited to announce that Maggie Brown, distinguished singer, songwriter, actor and educator, has generously offered to perform her one-woman show LEGACY: Our Wealth of Music as a fundraiser for the BA Everywhere campaign.

Howard Reich, the Chicago Tribune jazz critic, wrote about Maggie Brown's LEGACY show in 2012: "Tracing the history of African-American creativity, the performance piece examines the roots of Black musical culture and its greatest flowerings. From African chant, to early ragtime, from classic jazz to modern blues, LEGACY represents Brown's view of the noblest innovations in American music. Part concert, part monologue, part lecture, LEGACY has taken Brown to concert stages around the country, and perhaps more important, to schools across the city."

This benefit is part of a major fundraising campaign, "BA Everywhere… Imagine the Difference It Could Make" to make revolutionary communist leader Bob Avakian's (BA) leadership and new synthesis of communism known in every corner of society. He has developed a vision and viable framework for a new society that is working to dig up the roots and overcome all the forms of exploitation and savage inequality that people suffer from today. The problem is too few know about it. Funds raised at this benefit will contribute to popularizing BA and his work so people can engage, discuss and debate what is the way forward to emancipate humankind.

Maggie Brown lent her voice to the April 11, 2011 cultural celebration in Harlem, "On the Occasion of the Publication of BAsics: A Celebration of Revolution and the Vision of a New World," and appears in the film about this event, Stepping into the Future.

Host Committee

Timuel Black - Eminent Historian of African American History
Peter "Esaun" Keller - Founder and CEO of ULON
Pa Joof - Educator
Freddie J Mac aka "Godfather" - Entertainer
Fred Lonberg-Holm - Cellist, improvisational jazz musician
Sekou Tafari - Frontline Books
Richard Wallace - AKA Epic; and Community Organizer for Chicago Workers Collaborative
Standish Willis - Black People Against Torture, and National Conference of Black Lawyers


Tickets Available: Revolution Books • 1103 N Ashland Ave. Chicago • 773-489-0930 or baeverywhereinchicago@gmail.com


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