Imamu Amiri Baraka

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Noun1.Imamu Amiri Baraka - United States writer of poems and plays about racial conflict (born in 1934)
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The exploration details the development of the Black Arts Movement--from precursor activities such as the Umbra Workshop to transitional activities such as Ntozake Shange's choreopoem ""for colored girls who considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf""--and gives in-depth information about the role of prominent poets, such as Amiri Baraka, and the influence of Black music.
In 2003, I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed freshman at Yale when the Afro-American Cultural Center invited the late Amiri Baraka to speak under its auspices.
his review, the so-called politics of Amiri Baraka are a form of praise,
IN THE MID-1990s I taught Blues People by Amiri Baraka repeatedly in two courses.
We mourn the loss of Amiri Baraka, who was a very influential man in the African-American writing world and internationally.
Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died.
NEW YORK -- Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka has died at age 79, his booking agent said.
Digging collects eighty-four essays and reviews in which the poet playwright and critic Amiri Baraka makes an impassioned case for jazz as a central achievement of American culture.
Ten members of the State University of New York's theatre and dance department will perform Slave Ship by Amiri Baraka at the Cornerstone festival.
Over the years, it has been dedicated to publishing culturally progressive and political works of fiction and nonfiction by a long list of distinguished authors, including Gwendolyn Brooks and poets Amiri Baraka.
The extended program, conceived by artistic director Riccardo Brazzale, includes: "A celebration of Latin jazz" (Ray Mantilla's Space Station, Guinga, Irio De Paula, Orquestra Do Fuba); Carla Bley Quartet (May 14); "A night celebration of German Jazz" (May 16) with Schlippenbach-Lovens-Parker Trio; Joachim Kuhn-Gerd, Dudek-Christian, Lillinger-Claudio Fasoli Quartet; Zentralquartett); William Parker Octet with Amiri Baraka (May 15); Anthony Braxton--William Parker Duo (May 15); Abdullah Ibrahim (May 17); Dee Dee Bridgewater (May 19); Paolo Fresu, Ronnie Cuber, Ivo Papazov and many others.