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Arts for Art Will Present The Sun Ra Arkestra on September 6

Performance is being held in tribute to NYC poet Steve Cannon

The Sun Ra Arkestra at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019
The Sun Ra Arkestra at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazaski)

Arts for Art, in partnership with A Gathering of the Tribes, will present a special evening of performances in tribute to Poet Laureate of the Lower East Side, Steve Cannon, on September 6.

An iconoclastic mainstay in the Lower East Side, Cannon was known for opening his apartment as a gathering space for poets, artists, musicians, and people from all walks of life. He served as a mentor to many young artists and also helped nurture many careers through the founding of his multi-disciplinary arts and culture nonprofit, A Gathering of the Tribes, which he started in 1990 with help from visual artist David Hammons and writer Ishmael Reed. 

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