New York: Afro-Arts Cultural Center / Bureau of Continuing Education, 1970. Offset. 8 ½ x 11 in. Very good. Item #6780
Flyer promoting a “4-Day Festival of the Arts” in April 1974 for the benefit of the Harlem Jazz Music Center, located in the Mary McLeod Bethune School in New York. The Society of Black Composers, Inc, the Warren Smith Composers Workshop, the Herbie Hancock Sextet, and Betty Carter and Trio all performed. The festival was presented in cooperation with the Afro-Arts Cultural Center and The Bureau of Continuing Education.
The musicians who made up the Society of Black Composers included some of the leading figures in Black music such as Marion Brown, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Oliver Nelson, and David Baker; their aim was “to provide a permanent forum for the exposure of Black Composers, their works and their thoughts; to collect and disseminate information related to Black Composers and their activities; and to enrich the cultural life of the community at large.”.