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Gil passes his light

About Us

Passing the Torch

C. Bernard Jackson, co-founder of

Inner City Cultural Center

Left a legacy we carry on through

Award Winning Films

Sold Out Performances & Providing Performing Arts

To the community

Under the name of

Inner City Cultural Center II

The Alumni Chapter

Gil Scott-Heron

Left us everything he had

Including his daughter.

I know Jack & Gil are kicking it in Heaven.

Gil, Gia n Me

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Channel 5 Fringe Cental

In 2004 my sister Lynne called and asked if I could produce a poetry lounge inside a new up-coming theatre.  Coleman & Smith had a tiny little room they wanted to fill; but we couldn't make noise because two other shows were running. 

 

Poets Jazz House...just somewhere to go in the midst of searching your soul was formed.  A beatnik poetry and music lounge where spilling your heart is art and searching your soul is mandatory to get in the door.  There's snapping instead of clapping, the atmosphere is lax but it ssizzless!  Come touch, be touched, hear the answer, heed the call is our creed; the one thing I can assure you of is...your spirit will be moved. 

 

The people that passed through the doors called PJH school, church and home.  A very special place was created and this eclectic group of spoken word artists band together creating an unbreakable bond.  We recite our own poetry and the poetry of legends; we expanded our poetry into movies, International award winning films and tributes; we create art to Heal Souls and Education the World.

Our Mission…

The Artist, Gil Scott-Heron began his career as a poet, who wrote his first book at the age of thirteen.  He published his first novel “Vulture” when he was still a teenager, that same year he published a poetry book “Small Talk at 125th & Lenox”.  He added music to his poetry book and released his first album.  “Small Talk at 125th & Lenox”.  Gil Scott-Heron is considered the GODFATHER OF RAP, but professed to be a "Bluesologist"

 

He ultimately recorded seventeen albums, wrote six books and toured the world.  Experiencing, for the first time, this rich tribute; teary eyed, grateful audiences, young and old, who never heard the name Gil Scott-Heron are moved and inspired by the brilliant insights of this iconic storyteller.

Storytelling is a unique way for students to develop an understanding, respect and appreciation for other cultures while teaching them about life, themselves and others. Our mission is to bring this cultural artwork to the classroom to be shared with a population of children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to be exposed to the form of artistic expression.

By Showcasing the seminal brilliance of Gil Scott-Heron and injecting their own works inspired by this philosophical giant, the talented artists of "Gil Scott-Heron Bluesology's" goal is to give students throughout the greater Los Angeles school district, the opportunity and freedom to express themselves without judgment and find personal satisfaction and acceptance of their own unique voices.

                   

OneLove,

Tuesday Conner

Writer | Executive Producer

Dedicated to James V. Burks for always supporting my dreams.

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