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Amherst Hosts Panel on Baraka

Jazz and Massachusetts swap spit again (see Jazz News 3/20/02 and 3/22/02), this time at Amherst College in the form of a debate/panel entitled “Baraka: Examining a Legacy.”

On Apr. 7, jazz critic Stanley Crouch will sit down with Harvard University Professor Werner Sollors and Trinity College Professor Jerry Watts to debate the value and impact of writer/poet Amiri Baraka’s contributions to musical, literary and intellectual histories over the past 50 years. And given the rap sheets on these panelists, scandalous things will surely be said, eyebrows will surely raise and feelings might get hurt.

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