Saturday Evening — “Party Music” – Rickey Vincent Talk and Book Signing about Music in The Black Panther Party at Laney College

The Black Panther Party and Popular Culture

On Saturday, July 11, from 2:30-3:30 P.M. in room D200

Author and Ethnic Studies educator Rickey Vincent will present a historical backdrop of Oakland and the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party as it impacted the popular consciousness in the U.S., interspersed by a discussion of the music, film, and popular culture that resulted from it. Rickey Vincent describes his newest book Party Music here: “Party Music explores the connections between Black Power and Soul Music, uncovering the rhythms of the revolution.  From James Brown to Jimi Hendrix, revolution was in the air, and PARTY MUSIC lets you breathe it all in!  What makes Party Music so important is that it features the story of the Black Panther Party’s own soul/funk band The Lumpen.

Through exclusive interviews, relentless research and a colorful style, readers get taken on a trip through the revolutionary politics of the Black Panther Party and the uprising rhythms of the top artists of the late 1960s to tell an essential story of a people awakening to their own soul power!” This event will feature a brief Q & A with the author, as well as books for purchase and book signing.

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