Rock and Jazz

AFRICAN AMERICAN SOCIETY CONCERT--Whoever assembled this festival of black music, poetry, and dance should get the Nobel Peace Prize instead of Henry Kissinger. Max Roach, Archie Shepp, Sonia Sanchez, Olatunji, Webster Lewis, Jaki Beyard, the Black Youth Ensemblle and the Universal Dance Company are combining their talents Friday night at Tufts for an evening that should be heavy on jazz, soul and spirit. At $3, Tufts is probably offering the season's outstanding bargain in music and art.

MISCELLANEOUS FOLD--Considering the sad pickings in mainstream rock this weekend, this is definitely a time to experiment. Tonight, flutist and singer Paul Cole will perform folk music from the revolution (the 1776 revolution, that is) and discuss broadsides from the period at the Boston Center for Adult Education...Breakfast Special, a country music band will play all Sunday afternoon at the First Congregational Church...Those who like slightly soppy, James Tayloresque Nashville music will find a singer after their own hearts in Townes Van Zandt at Passim.

CROSBY AND NASH. Who knows what David Crosby and Graham Nash are doing these days? After their cameo roles in Neil Young's fiasco Journey Through the Past, who even cares? But they might do some old songs. They might even have written some good new songs. And if you don't mind that the cheapest seat is $4.50 and if you are willing to believe that Stills and Young may show up, maybe going to this concert is worth the trouble. I doubt it.

AFRICAN AMERICAN SOCIETY CONCERT--Fri. Oct. 26 at 8 p.m., Cousens Gym, Tufts University, $3.

PAUL COLE--Thurs. Oct. 25 at 8:30 p.m., Boston Center for Adult Education, 5 Commonwealth Ave., Free.

BREAKFAST SPECIAL--Sun. Oct. 28 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, Garden St., Adults, $2.50; Children free.

TOWNES VAN ZANDT--Thurs. Oct. 25 to Sat. Oct. 27, Passim Coffeehouse, Call 492-7679 for information.

DAVID CROSBY AND GRAHAM NASH--Sun. Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m., Boston Music Hall, $4.50-$6.50.