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Bits and Pieces 07.15.21

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 14:10
The poet Max Blagg, seated, will read from “Loud Money,” a collaboration with the artist Curtis Kulig, standing, at the Arts Center at Duck Creek on Saturday.
Theo Constantinou

SafroJazz at the Parrish     
Morris Goldberg and SafroJazz with Diego Urcola and Bakithi Kumalo are next up in the Jazz on the Terrace series at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. The free concert, presented with the Jam Session, is set for Friday at 6 p.m.     

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Mr. Goldberg, a saxophonist, has worked and toured with Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, and Harry Belafonte, and recorded for Paul Simon on the Graceland album. His own group, Ojoyo, specializes in South African-flavored jazz--safrojazz--and has recorded three albums of original music.     

Mr. Urcola, a three-time Grammy nominee, has been a member of the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet since 1991. Mr. Kumalo is a South African bassist, composer, and vocalist, best known for his fretless bass playing on Graceland.       

The concert will be performed for an audience on the museum’s terrace and live-streamed as well.

Max Blagg at Duck Creek     
Max Blagg, a poet, writer, and performer who has appeared at the Guggenheim Museum, CBGB, the Performing Garage, and other noted venues, is known for his collaboration with innumerable visual artists, among them Alex Katz, Keith Sonnier, Richard Prince, and Billy Sullivan.     

“Loud Money,” recently published by Paradigm Publishing, is a joint effort between Mr. Blagg and Curtis Kulig, a visual artist from New York City. Originally conceived as a zine filled with images, poem fragments, paintings, correspondence, and drawings, the finished full-color book blends Mr. Kulig’s visual vernacular with Mr. Blagg’s poetic voice.     

Mr. Blagg will read from “Loud Money” on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs. Registration at [email protected] is required; the first 10 people to register will receive free copies of the book.


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