‘Black Voices’ to ring in Belfast

Feb 14, 2014
Source: toussaintstnegritude.tumblr.com Toussaint St. Negritude

Belfast — In celebration of Black History Month, poet and bass clarinetist Toussaint St. Negritude will present All Our Black Voices, an open gathering of the community to come share readings of work by their favorite African-American poets, Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St.

The event is open to all and will feature a stellar list of local poets including Belfast Poet Laureate Ellen Sander, Elizabeth Garber, Josh Kauppila, Linda Buckmaster, Karin Spitfire, Kathryn L. Robyn and Barbaria Maria. Suggested donation is $3.

Recently hailing from the mountains of Vermont, jazz poet and San Francisco native St. Negritude conjures all crossroads of folk, blues, and the Afro-Global experience via the lone-road elegance of his bass clarinet, accompanied by his own broad orchestration of improvisation and other instrumentation. St. Negritude has been published and recorded broadly and has a book of new poems due out this year, “Oh Gilead” published by Poets Ridge Press.

For more information, contact St. Negritude at (802) 505-7636 or stnegritude@gmail.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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