Dallas literary nonprofit continues African Diaspora series with the prolific improvisational musician

(DALLAS, October 2017; source: CultureHype) – WordSpace is thrilled to present its next onstage installation in the Dallas-based literary nonprofit’s African Diaspora series this November. On Thursday, Nov. 9 at The South Dallas Cultural Center, improvisational musician and visual artist Lonnie Holley will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. More information can be found on Facebook here. The South Dallas Cultural Center is located at 3400 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas, Texas 75210. 

Lonnie Holley, also known as “The Sand Man,” has dedicated his life to the practice of improvisational creativity. Holley has toured, performing his prolific improvisational music onstage with artists such as Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Bon Iver and more. The songs and the shows are never the same, as Holley never performs the same song twice. He is currently collaborating with Lee “Scratch” Perry on a project that will include visual art and performance, and that same summer, the exhibition of his art from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation will open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His next album will also be released this year. 

“Holley is not a household name, but I am personally very excited about this event. With both his music and his outsider status he will bring a new dimension to the African Diaspora series,” said WordSpace board president Charles Dee Mitchell. 

Packed with a wide array of literary talent, this season will continue with poet Natalie Diaz at the Latino Cultural Center on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. 

For a full list of WordSpace’s fall events and more information, see below or visit www.wordspacedallas.com. 

About WordSpace:   

WordSpace is a nonprofit literary organization that supports education, and writers, connecting Dallas with the best of world literature and spoken word. Founded in 1994, the organization hosts authors, readings, student workshops, concerts and salons to promote established and emerging artists who use imaginative language in traditional and experimental forms. Through diverse, multicultural programs, WordSpace enhances the development of language artists of all ages, facilitates communication throughout the literary community, and contributes to expanding the Dallas literary scene to the widest possible audience. For more information, visit www.wordspacedallas.com. 


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