*This is an Olio lecture and concert woven together*
Avant-garde or "free" jazz has its roots in the era of Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The music came into being as music of resistance and, in some ways, has continued to be a medium for the expression of resistance in the decades since. This Olio will bridge the 1960s era with a number of contemporary artists who are continuing to innovate and evolve their craft while applying it to new social contexts.
Musicians include : John Murchison, Daniel Carter, Dan Kurfirst, & Eli Wallace
The Commons goal is to foster discussion and dialogue across a wide political spectrum and among disparate groups.
Think Olio is not about learning a new skill or adding credentials to your resume. It is about getting together with other people and expanding our worldview. It exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and an embrace of new perspectives.