At the Crossroads: An Evening of Jazz & Poetry

Come join Darryl and his organization, One Breath Rising, Inc.

At the Crossroads: An Evening of Jazz & Poetry

Ahmed Abdullah & Diaspora (jazz)

Tyehimba Jess (poetry)

Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY

$15 at the door

Ahmed Abdullah worked with the Sun Ra Arkestra for a span of 22 years and has also written an unpublished memoir about his time with Sun Ra and his life in the music. Ahmed currently teaches a Sun Ra Music and Philosophy course at the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music and is a NYC Department of Education Fellow teaching Music to Elementary School children at P.S 3 in Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant. Diaspora means Dispersions of the Spirit of Ra, and performs the music of the African Diaspora mixed with the music of Sun Ra. It also includes poetry.

Detroit native Tyehimba Jess’ first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. TheLibrary Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the “Best Poetry Books of 2005.” Jess, a Cave Canem and NYU alumnus, received a 2004 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was a 2004-2005 Winter Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Jess is also a veteran of the 2000 and 2001 Green Mill Poetry Slam Team, and won a 2000 – 2001 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, the 2001 Chicago Sun-Times Poetry Award, and a 2006 Whiting Fellowship. He exhibited his poetry at the 2011 TEDx Nashville Conference. Olio, his next book of fiction and poetry in 2016, is forthcoming from Wave Books in April 2016. Jess is an Associate Professor of English at College of Staten Island.

Save the Dates! Friday September 25th, Tuesday October 6th, and Thursday October 29th.

Darryl Alladice and One Breath Rising are proud to present the following evenings of spoken word:

Spoken Word Poetry

Friday September 25, 2015
6:00 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (at Bleecker St (West Village)
New York City


Tuesday October 6, 2015

with Catherine Gigante-Brown

“My Brooklyn, Your Brooklyn”

Bookmark Shoppe

84-15 3rd Avenue Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, New York


Thursday October 29, 2015

“My Brooklyn, Your Brooklyn”

with Catherine Gigante-Brown

Barnes and Noble/Park Slope

Brooklyn, New York

6:30 P.M.

Measuring in Liters: A Continuous Journey Through Chambers of Sickled Cells

We are very proud to announce the publication of my second book of poetry, Measuring in Liters.

Come celebrate with us!  The book party will be held on February 4, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

La Camelia Restaurant

64 Downing Street (at Varick Street)

New York City, NY


Come hear Oliver Lake, Cornelius Eady and Sabrina Hayeem-Ladani Nov. 18

Darryl Alladice & CAAMO, Inc., are proud to present OLIVER LAKE, along with poets CORNELIUS EADY and Sabrina Hayeem-Ladani on

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

St Augustine’s Church, 290 Henry Street, New York City.


Composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, and painter Oliver Lake is renowned for his extraordinary technique and explosive, bluesy saxophone sound.

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Award winning poet Cornelius Eady has published 8 books of poetry, and has written several works of musical theater.


Sabrina Hayeem-Ladani is a poet, actor, singer and dancer who was born and raised in Manhattan. 


October 21 – Alakande! Spread Joy! with poets Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, esther louise

Darryl Alladice & CAAMO, Inc. are proud to present the ALAKANDE! SPREAD JOY Ensemble, along with poets esther louise and CHERYL BOYCE-TAYLOR on SUNDAY OCTOBER  21, 2012  2-4 pm St Augustine’s Church, 290 Henry Street, Manhattan. $20 admission.  Alakande! Spread Joy! is a women’s percussive and vocal ensemble that spreads joy by way of music, dance, song, and verse from the African Diaspora. Poet Born in Trinidad and raised in New York City, CHERYL BOYCE-TAYLOR is the author of 3 collections of poetry, and poet esther louise, from Brooklyn, New York, has also been widely published.

3rd Tuesday in May

So excited to present our dear friends Robert Gibbons, poet, and Ruben Gonzalez, songwriter and guitarist, who will be joined by Michael Wimberly on Tuesday, May 15 at the Dwyer!


Please join me on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 8 pm at the Dwyer Cultural Center, as we enjoy poetry and jazz with poet EJ Antonio and the Jeff Walton trio.  The Dwyer is at 258 St. Nicholas Avenue  (entrance on 123rd Street) –  $10 cover.  See you there!