A voice in poetry like Ayo’s does not come along often. Â Attend to it and see what you find there. Â Ayo’s father, Ra-Ta, will ride along on saxophone. Â “some kind of poetic musical endeavorâ€¦” says Ayo… “or musical poetic endeavorâ€¦whatever. Me reading, my dad playing etc. Come on down, invite a friend, have a drink (thereâ€™s usual wine at these things).”
An open mic follows, kicked off by our long-time host Jerry Ferraz… always an interesting, often a brilliant, time…
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site