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Musing on Mingus w/ Shabaka Henley and Muziki Roberson
(Published: September 29, 2011)

Bop Central and Reflections In Rhythm present Grapes & Grooves featuring multifaceted, award honored actor Barry Shabaka Henley and Muziki Roberson Ensemble Sunday October 16th, 3pm to 6pm at 5409 Bancroft Avenue (at Fairfax) in Oakland.

Renowned actor and Jazz fan Shabaka Henley collaborates with noted pianist Muziki Roberson and his ensemble to celebrate and reflect on the long lasting music and legacy of Charles Mingus.

While building a career portraying a diverse array of characters in movies, on television and stage, Shabaka always presents a formidable presence. Whether playing Herbert Muhammad in ALI, a man living on borrowed time in COLLATERAL or an FBI agent in FLASHFORWARD Shabaka makes a memorable impression.

In his return to Grapes & Grooves Shabaka is joined by his long time friend, versatile pianist and composer Muziki Roberson to breathe new life and interpretations into the words, thoughts and music of Charles Mingus, continuing a collaboration of brotherhood and music that had its early beginnings while Muziki and Shabaka were members of the famed San Francisco Mime Troupe.

Join us for the next edition of Grapes & Grooves Sunday October 16th, 5409 Bancroft Avenue in Oakland. It all begins at 3pm with a wine tasting featuring a variety of delights from Central and Northern California selected by Julian Carroll (www.wineshopathome.com/juliancarroll). Musings on Mingus with Shabaka Henley and Muziki Roberson Ensemble begins at 4pm, and spirit warming soulful food dishes served during intermission. $25 admission

For reservations and more information contact Greg Bridges 510.632.4504
G1rhythm@aol.com, or G1rhythm@att.net

Grapes & Grooves
Sunday October 16, 2011
5409 Bancroft Ave. (at Fairfax)
Oakland, Ca.

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