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"The #BAM Summit, presented by The Music Gallery and Manifesto, Sunday, December 2"
Pheeroan akLaff (legendary jazz musician)
Ian Kamau (emcee/producer)
Ian Steaman (Different Kitchen / Embrace Presents)
Anupa Mistry (CBC Music)
BAM is a Twitter hashtag coined by trumpeter Nic Payton in search of a better way to describe jazz and its musicians today. He considers jazz to be a colonial, marginalizing term and proposes that “Black American Music” is more descriptive of the creative totality of all forms of Afro-American music. Is this term accurate and useful? Moreover what does #BAM mean to Toronto which, after all, is not located in America but nonetheless possesses creative Black music traditions of its own? akLaff and Kamau are both keepers of tradition and relentless experimentalists; their views will help shape the #BAM summit.