West

Paradise, poet

Third Eye Video presents

poet-playwright-essayist-activist

Marvin X

reading and signing his latest books

Pull Yo Pants Up fada Black Prez
and
The Wisdom of Plato Negro

Friday, August 6, 7pm
6040 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
510-830-7901
Donation $10.00











Accompanied by Rashidah Sabreen, guitar, vocals, Elliott Bey, keyboards,Raynetta Rayzetta,choreographer/dancer, Paradise, poet/reader, Mechelle
LaChaux, singer/reader
,
Valarie
Harvey, reader, Talibah, reader



The Wisdom of Plato Negro, Parables/fables is at once both gutsy and crude, vulgar and righteous, bodacious and common. Marvin X tares at your heart while piling crap on your head.
He makes you want to kiss somebody, or kill him. One comes from this
encounter with the surrealism that is both art and reality, imagery and
observations. His parables tell stories meant to both inform and
reform, while his fables are remarkable in their almost real, yet
imaginary, paradoxes that confront the reader, and his musings makes one
wonder if it is live or
Memorex. Marvin X gives us his blood, sweat and tears
–each page a little more of himself. Thanks my brother for the
journey, the insanity, the righteousness, the vulgarity, and the taste
of soul.

--Dr. Rodney D. Coates



Marvin X is Plato teaching on the streets of Oakland. --Ishmael Reed

He's the USA's Rumi! He’s gotthe humor of Pietri,
the politics of Baraka, and the spiritual Muslim
grounding that is totally new in English –- the ecstasy of Hafiz, the
wisdom of Saadi.
--Bob Holman, Bowery Poetry Club,
New York City


Is Marvin X a parable or fable? We doubt a Marvin Xexists. We double doubt there is a Plato Negro.
--Amiri Baraka

San Francisco Theater Festival, Sunday August 8th, 2010 at Yerba Buena Gardens. Free Admission!

Marvin X and associates Ayodele Nzingha, Lower Bottom Playaz, and Geoffrey Grier,
SF Recovery Theatre, perform in the festival. See schedule below.

11:4012:10Screening Rm (Upstairs fm. Forum)Lower Bottom PlayazFlowers by Marvin X– A circa 1960 Black Arts dramatic short that interrogates the silence between a father and son.
12:2012:50Screening Rm (Upstairs fm. Forum)Lower Bottom PlayazQueen – A view of the world from the fractured mind of Graffiti Queen, the self proclaimed Dear Abby of the John.
1:001:30Screening Rm (Upstairs fm. Forum)Lower Bottom PlayazMama – A sharply drawn voyeuristic examination of HIV, family secrets and the threat of an imminent implosion in the Jefferson household.
1:402:10Screening Rm (Upstairs fm. Forum)SF Recovery TheatreThe Spot – Critically acclaimed story of young lovers trapped in urban society a’la West Side Story.
2:202:50Screening Rm (Upstairs fm. Forum)SF Recovery TheatreJet – A portrait of a nicotine addict and true story, explores the healthcare system from a consumer perspective.
3:003:30Screening Rm (Upstairs fm. Forum)SF Recovery TheatreThe Dutchman – SF Recovery Theatre players put a new twist on this OBIE award winning play by Amiri Baraka.
3:404:10Screening Rm (Upstairs fm. Forum)SF Recovery TheatreA Soldiers Play – Introducing SF Recovery Theatre’s BayView Playaz in this classic murder mystery by Charles Fuller.
4:25-4:55 SOMA Room Metreon 2nd Floor The
Wisdom of Plato Negro by Marvin X

Marvin X

Raschidah Sabreen, vocalist, guitarist

Mechelle LaChaux, vocalist, reader


San Francisco Theater Festival - Sunday July 26, 2009






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