The 14th Annual Womynsfest
hosted by Vitamin D Productions
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THE 14TH ANNUAL WOMAN’S FESTIVAL @ The Rotunda
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
(One of the first Women’s festivals in Philly and it’s free every 1st week in March during Women’s month)
Womynsfest is an annual festival show-casing of female talent. Womynsfest is a free, all-ages festival that has been the most diverse festival in the city of Philadelphia. Our festival has booked talent as young as seven and we featured various Ethnic Female Performers who are Musicians, Poets, Dancers, Filmmakers, Transgender, Burlesque and more. Vitamin D Productions has hosted this event for free with the support of The Rotunda and Director Gina Renzi. Gina who keeps The Rotunda going all year long! Denice Witkowski aka Vitamin D is the host, promoter and festival organizer. We have supported various causes over the years, last years event we supported anti-Bullying. This year's event supports Women’s month and of course Women in The Arts.
Vitamin D Productions has an incredible line up; see below!
This year's festival is a free all-ages festival for all, including men! I would like to see more men at this year's festival supporting the women out there in the performing arts. I am excited to see this year's festival as I am every year! It’s gonna be a blast! Come out and support Women in the Arts!
“The Femme-mynistiques ~ are a unique force bringing together the skills of Alexa Gold, Lady Omni & Plum Dragoness. Together the Femme-mynistiques are a righteous storm creating a innovative niche on the urban scene with their awe-inspiring original fusion of Lyrical Poetry, Omnipotent Raps & Siren Vocals set to dynamic variety of hip hop, house, electronic dance & down-tempo music. Performances blend their respective skillfulness in music production, dance choreography, theater arts, poetry and song writing into an illuminating blend of ancient rites that celebrate the modern spirit of freedom, unity and love."
BOYS ~ Melodic hooks, vocal harmonies, and fast and loud anthems pepper the electric live set of the alt/progressive rock trio BOYS. DIY to the bone, they recently recorded and self released their debut EP, Stud, and have a full-length album on the way. NYC-based BOYS are currently gigging and breaking hearts across the tri-state.
Sophia Balter & Alli Hart ~ presents Poi! Poi is a style of performing art and the use of equipment. Poi involves swinging tethered weights through a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns. Poi artists may also sing or dance while swinging their poi. Poi can be made from various materials with different handles, weights, and effects (such as fire). Alli Hart on Hoops!
Poi originated with the Māori people of New Zealand, where it is still practiced today. Poi has also gained a following in many other countries. The expansion of poi culture has led to a significant evolution of the styles practiced, the tools used, and the definition of the word "poi."
Voices of Africa
Choral & Percussion Ensemble ~
VOA as an organization has been around some 25 years. We have traveled the continental expanse of the USA; appeared in Canada, Jamaica, London, Hawaii, and Ghana. VOA started out as a children's ensemble. VOA has now become an "African Cultural Arts Col- lective" that works with a variety of committed African Cultural Artist from around the Diaspora. Many of these artists are actively involved in the arts through dance, singing or drumming and lend their time to VOA to give it the professionalism, style and power that comes from well seasoned artists in the field. VOA is exploring its expansion and enjoying the new faces; the new energy; the new excitement and has over the past year been demonstrating this to our audiences nationwide. And while we are not primarily an All Women's Ensemble anymore, we are able to gather up enough women to do a presentation when that is requested. VOA shares the power and joy of its music, which spans the African Diaspora, through traditional African and African American songs, message music, gospel, inspirational and healing percussion rhythms.
This internationally acclaimed Ensemble presents a complete and unique experience of a cappella harmonies and traditional West African percussive rhythms.
Soooz (name of band) ~ (Featuring ~ Susan Rosetti, Laszio Robiczi and Tara Murtha)
Featuring Susan Rosetti ~ former member of Ella Dars, Stargazer Lily, SloMo and more! Susan Rosetti is a longstanding performer of the Philadelphia area who has appeared as a guest in many bands. Susan Rosetti has dazzled us with her stunning performances and unique style! Performing with Laszio Robiczi and Tara Murtha playing a mix of original & cover songs that you can sway and dance to...
The Sometime Boys
Founded in 2010 by award winning vocalist Sarah Mucho and guitarist Kurt Leege, The Sometime Boys have quickly leapt to the forefront of the urban roots music scene in Brooklyn. Featuring succinct songwriting, they blend elements of bluegrass, country, folk, blues, gospel and zydeco into a unique, refreshing Americana sound. Framing the elegance of Sarah's vocals, the music is an intricate canvas of violin, guitar and keyboard brushstrokes, propelled by a rhythm section that won’t quit. -Sarah Mucho
Admission is FREE