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If Harlem Could Talk it Would Scream at the Rawspace
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When: 1/20/2014
3:00 PM
Where: RawSpace
2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
bet 121st & 122nd st
United States
Presenter: ImageNation
Contact: James Gillard

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Harlem - Beyond the new real estate, underneath the economical resurgence, lies a greater divide between the haves and have nots. 
 In , If Harlem Could Talk, you will hear the voices of its greatest inhabitants as they share in a collection of scenes (drama, spoken word, beats, jazz)  the passion, pain, beauty and torment of the Harlem experience. 
Listen to the jazz connoisseur who watches with apprehension as the young rapper moves into his building, setting in motion a chain of events , which prove; change if even not welcomed is inevitable
Listen to the young woman whose innocence once considered a  virtue,  now has become a curse.
Listen to the small time drug dealer who will soon learn that it’s not what you do that matters, but what you say that does.
These are some of the voices of  people that scream because they can’t be heard. This is the Real Harlem

written by James Gillard  with Aaron Llewelyn, Victor Streety Jr, Myrtis Thweatt, Roslyn Campbell

January 20th 3:30pm
January 21st 7:30 pm

Tix $20.00 on sale now @
at Raw Space 
2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
(bet 121st & 122nd st
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"this is the real Harlem"

 About the author

James Gillard is an accomplished filmmaker/playwright.  His short films have been featured in BET SHowcase and The Black Film Festival.
His short stories have been featured in Black Renaissance Noire/ and Signifying Harlem Literary journal.
His play "A message in our Music" was produced by famed playwright Woodie King and his other stageplay Destiny Manifeted was featured at the National Black Theater Festival and Cherry Lane theaters.

He is also the author of two books
If Harlem Could talk it would Scream, and Can Anybody Hear me? voices of youth
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