DJ Harry Duncan and John Sinclair at Amoeba Records San Francisco.
Special Guest DJ
Sat. Oct. 27th
2 - 5 pm
Featured on Sat., 10/27 from 2-5 pm will be the award-winning
Roots & Rhythm music mix of deep soul, funk, jazz, blues, roots
reggae, ska, Latin, African and more as heard on In The Soul Kitchen, DJ
Harry Duncan's weekly radio show on KUSF In Exile. Plus special guest John Sinclair as well as ticket, vinyl and cd giveaways.
John Sinclair has been a pioneer in fusing music and political action since the 1960s when he managed the MC5,
the politically charged and highly influential rock band, in Detroit.
It was also during this time in Detroit and Ann Arbor that he co-founded
the White Panther and Rainbow Peoples' Parties. In the late '60s, his
activities made him a target of repressive forces, including a ten-year
prison sentence for possession of two marijuana joints. Progressive
musicians and political activists helped secure his release from prison
through their participation in The John Sinclair Freedom Rally,
appearances by John and Yoko Lennon, Stevie Wonder, Phil Ochs, Archie
Shepp, and many more. John Lennon and Yoko Ono's appearance at the rally
and their song "John Sinclair " helped to generate publicity about
Now based in Amsterdam,
Sinclair continues to fuse art and activism, recording numerous albums
and giving live performances around the globe of his poetry with the
accompaniment of various notable blues, jazz, and rock musicians. He
continues to host his own radio show, available worldwide on the RadioFreeAmsterdam.com, and writes regularly on his blog Fattening Blogs For Snakes.
John Sinclair brings a lifelong love and deep knowledge of jazz, blues,
R&B, and numerous other genres to the Roots & Rhythm Series on
the Amoeba stage.