Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
February 25, 1982
A flier for the “Black History Month Annual Cultural Freebee Jam” designed by Kool Lance. The flier is in portrait orientation and printed on off-white paper and has black and white text in varying fonts and sizes and black graphics with a black border. The flier is dominated by an elongated, black, hexagonal graphic with two stepped black bands below. The graphic is overlayed with white text and a small, white, rectangular banner near the top, highlighting the act Soul Power 82 in black text and emphasized with arrow graphics. The centered black text at the top of the flier reads [nUBian PrODUCTiOns & / AFRIKA[small text inserted above] BamBaaTaa PresenTs / BLack HisTory monTH / annual cuLTuraL FreeBee jam / Guarantee[sic] to perform].
Below is the hexagonal graphic with centered white text that reads [coLD Crush Brothers charLie chase / Tony Tone coLd crush 4 kool Herc / jazzy jay / soul power[right oriented arrow] 82 [left oriented arrow] red alert / afrika Bambaataa / soul sonic & cosmic Force jazzy 5 / Grand master[sic] Flash Furious Lovers / Kool dj aj & Busy Bee starski / Grand wizard Theodor[sic] Fantastic 5 / Breakout & Funky 4 Trecherous[sic] 3 / Double Trouble solo sounds whiz kid / afrika islam Billy Boy & Mark V / The just 4 & DST & infinity 4]. Below the rectangular graphic is centered black text that reads [you may never see another line up / like this again, not for free anyway! / Thurs. Feb 25, 1982 / 5 UNTIL 12 / Donation free (just come in peace) / (respect your black selves) / Bronx river center 1619 e 174 st. / remember your Black History Giants / Elijah Muhammad / martin L. king, malcolm x, / clarence 13x / Black Panthers, Stokley[sic] carmichael / Fredrick[sic] Douglas[sic] / marcus Garvey, naacp, / and the great black history of africa / and the world].
Narrow triangular graphics extend from the top of the large rectangular graphic with the words [FUNK] printed in small text above the left triangle and the word [BLUES] printed above the right triangle. Two set of perpendicularly crossed arrows extend from the center left and right edges of the frame. The word [SOUL] is printed above the horizontally oriented arrow on the left, and the word [DISCO] is printed above the horizontally oriented arrow on the right. Mirror images of freeform geometric shapes below the crossed arrow sets also have small text printed around their edges: [ROCK] on the left, and [CALYPSO] and [JAZZ] on the right. Just below the large rectangular graphic is more small text that reads [LATIN]. Two elongated arrows in horizontal orientations extend from the freeform geometric shapes, just below the venue address, and point to small text at the center that reads [(BRONX RIVER HOUSES)]. Printed above the ends of the arrows is small text that reads [HIP HOP] on the far left and [REGGAY[sic]] on the far right. The flier designer’s name is printed in small black text in the right corner of the frame, [KOOL LANCE]. The back of the flier has no text or inscriptions.