|Summary||Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali provides an All-African mix of music and politics.
Music made in the West, but not of the West.Diasporic Music will highlight the Blues of Bob Marley, KRS-One, Lightin' Hopkins, Sonny Boy Williamson, Koko Taylor, Johnnie Taylor, Bobby Rush and Bobby Blue Bland.
Tracey Hucks, PhD, associate professor of religious studies at Haverford College on "Yoruba Traditions and African American Women's Narratives" will speak on "Yoruba Traditions and African American Women's Narratives".
Dr. Gerald Horne will discuss the contribution of the Toronto-based lawyer Charles Roach to the liberation of Africa, Africans and all oppressed people.
The Friends of Al Hamilton will salute Human Rights lawyer Charles Roach.
Roach has shown an undying love for Africa, Africans and all oppressed people. He is currently struggling with health issues. The Friends of Al Hamilton will salute him for his work at The Trane Studio, 964 Bathurst Street, August 21st.
Born in Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, the son of a trade union organizer, Roach arrived in Canada in 1955 as an aspiring priest to study at the University of Saskatchewan. Roach was politicized by the civil rights movement, stating: "after the '50s, I started being more political... This was the spirit of the times. I'm really from the civil-rights era. He then studied law at the University of Toronto and was called to the bar in 1963.