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29th Annual Roots of American Music Festival


Stoned Soul Symposium presented in conjunction with Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

12:30 pm Michele Kort leads a discussion on Laura Nyro with panelists Felix Cavaliere, Herb Bernstein, and Shelia Weller.

2:00 pm Professor Gayle Wald, presents a talk on the landmark Soul at the Center festival (1972-1973).

3:00 pm Greg Tate moderates a discussion on Gil Scott- Heron with panelists Umar Bin Hassan (Last Poets), Carter Mathes, and Michael Coard.


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