May 2011

June 2011

July 2011
  • 7:00 PMCertain Circuits Issue 1.1 Issue Launch
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Featuring: Hal Sirowitz, Courtney Bambrick, David Hewitt, **natalie c. felix*** Music: Horsey, Apogee, Radio Eris Films by: Brian and Ashley Howe, Jim Tuite and Patrick Morris, Amanda Lovelee*, Jeff Siegel, Tanya Perkins Imagery from: Eleanor Leonne Bennett, Stephanie Trevino and Sarah Anderson, Ana Viviane Minorelli, Rachel Udell, **natalie c. felix***, Joanna Fulginiti, Ellen Bonett, Bonnie MacAllister, Alison Altergott, Kirsten Ashley, Nico Vassilikas, Jed Williams, Michelle Wilson and Mary Tasillo, Cait Spera, Helene Constant More TBA Donation
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  • 7:30 PMReelblack world premiere of ladies and gentlemen jordan rock, + more films
  • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM REELBLACK WORLD PREMIERE In case you haven’t heard, on Saturday June 4th at 7:30pm, Reelblack will host the World Premiere Screening of the Special Director’s Cut of our new film, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, JORDAN ROCK, plus highlights from founder Mike D’s 20 plus years of filmmaking including early student work and rarites. ladies and gentlemen jordan rock
is a glimpse into the world of 20 year old stand-up comedian jordan rock.a georgetown, sc native, following in the footsteps of his older brothers chris and tony (and cousin sherrod) is the ultimate challenge.Can he find his voice and make a name for himself on the new york comedy scene? produced, directed and edited by michael dennis The night is a special fundraiser for our upcoming Feature Film, LAST NIGHT AT THE FIVE SPOT. JUST ADDED!!! We’ll also be showing the world premiere of Robert X. Golphin’s latest short, “UN-PERFECT.” “Un-Perfect” (World Premiere)
Written & Directed by Robert X. Golphin
Produced by Brotherside Entertainment, LLC The cycle of abuse ruffles the lives of a young wife, her husband and his father in this short drama, which stars Award-Winner Lauren Jane Krystofolski (”Inside of Me”), Robert X. Golphin (”Punch Me”,”The Great Debaters”), Christopher Mann (HBO’s “The Wire”), Bella Nabiyah (”Simply Untitled”) and Emmy Award-Winner Janet Conner-Knox. Suggested Donation $5 - $10.  Plus $10 DVDs, James’ Side of The Road Jerk Chicken and Special Signed Items will be part of a cash raffle throughout the night.
  • 12:00 PMThis is Afrika screens Ni Wakati
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM This is..Afrika screens Ni Wakati Ni Wakati is an award winning documentary directed by Michael Wanguhu.
“From the ashes of the Mau Mau in East Africa to the Black Panthers in America, arises a movement to awaken people globally especially in Africa, to the opportunities that now exist. Hip-hop’s dead prez and Africa’s Kalamashaka, reconnects Africans as we witness the handing over the torch to the next generation.” Join Mama Charlotte Hill O’Neal as we watch the film and discuss the significance of hip hop as a global unifying factor. Donations accepted for the Heal The Community Tour’s Leaders of Tomorrow fundraiser!
  • 7:00 PMPoet-tree En Motion

 The Friends of Plum Dragoness Performance Project
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM This final event of the Spring 2011 series will incorporate a Silent Auction with Items donated by local/regional businesses, artisans & healing arts practitioners, goods & services, etc… plus featuring visual art & VJ projections, dance/movement theater, live & electronic/acoustic music & poetry/spoken-word performances in support of the annual benefit for Friends of Plum Dragoness Performance Projects! Featuring performances by: ·      ArcheDream for HumanKind- the Blacklight Theater Company, uses archetypal characters that perform allegories, or dreams, to personify vital issues pertaining to our lives! ·      Bill-Fieger-is best known as a Composer of Electronic Music releasing CDs under the name Oblivious Solitude and with Stares to Nowhere. Recently he has gone in a more acoustic direction with Mayakara and as a solo artist. He will be exploring the musical form known as raga with his custom built “Lunatar”. ·      The Femme-mynistiques-a newly formed collaborative trio of womyn performers versed in dance/theater, music production, vocal, spoken word & MC artistry (Alexis Golden-Lover, Lady Omni & PlumDragoness)! ·      Histrionica-a collective mash up of genre-bending music (Electronic/Trip Hop/Dub-step/Experimental), arts, culture, & fashion with no limits to their creativity. ·      PlumDragoness & the Elements- the live music, poetry  & VJ project featuring Resident Performance Artist Gabrielle de Burke/a.k.a. ”Plum Dragoness” with guest collaborators including instrumentalists/ a.k.a. “The Elements” Larry Connely, Jonathan Esposito, Najashi Harun, Ali Richsrdson & Larry Toft (& surprise guests TBA)! Join Plum on Facebook! Sign up for the open stage/open mic begins @ 7pm SHARP! MOST OF THE EVENTS in the Poet-tree en Motion SERIES ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THIS PARTICULAR FUNDRAISING EVENT WHERE SUGGESTED DONATION IS A SLIDING SCALE of $5-$15 (STARVING ARTISTS/STUDENTS-BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS)!
  • 8:00 PMAndrew's Video Vault screens Hustling and The Wife
  • 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM Andrew’s Video Vault screens Hustling (1975 / 98 minutes)  With her marriage on shaky ground, magazine reporter Lee Remick investigates prostitution in New York City finding shocking connections between her home life and the world’s oldest profession.  With Jill Clayburgh.  Directed by Joseph Sargent. The Wife (1995 / 101 minutes)  In this dark comedy, Julie Hagerty and Tom Noonan (who also wrote and directed) star as psychotherapists who receive an unexpected night visit from Wallace Shawn and his wife Karen Young. Admission is FREE
  • 8:00 PMJazz from Puzzlebox octet + Truth and Consquence sextet
  • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Puzzlebox is a jazz octet born out of bassist/composer Keith DeStefano’s need to give realization to his musical explorations. A fusion of traditional, third stream, progressive, and avant garde jazz, it’s a group that’s steadily gaining notice. The band was featured in September 2010 issue of DownBeat and their second CD A Place To Be was praised by the Philadelphia Inqirer’s Karl Stark for music that, ” often creates a sizzle that ignites his soloists,” and  called, “the sleeper gem of the year,” by David Adler - Philadelphia Weekly. Truth & Consequence Sextet Concert, featuring music from fresh the Subito Grant funded “Metamorphosis Series” and their most recent release “October”. David Adler says ” Peterson will summon a wealth of textural subtlety, rhythmic juice, bluesy bite and formal adventurism”. Featuring Mark Pryzbylowski, Gabe Globus-Hoenich, June Bender, Bart Miltenberger & a Special Guest or 2. Admission is FREE
  • 6:00 PMCan't Stop the Serenity
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM “Can’t Stop the Serenity" (CTTS) started in 2006. One very avid fan decided to show the movie Serenity on the birthday of its creator, Joss Whedon, as a charity event to raise money for one of Whedon’s favorite charities, Equality Now. The concept snowballed, and 46 cities across the globe signed on to organize similar events, across the US, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. The film Serenity is based on Joss Whedon’s short lived “space western” series, Firefly. Although it was cancelled in 2002 after only 11 episodes, Firefly’s fan base quickly reached a similar cult standing equal to any of Whedon’s other longer lived shows, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. The fans, who call themselves Browncoats (after the rebels who fought against The Alliance during the Unification War that predates events happening in the series), tried their hardest to get Firefly back on the air. Despite their best efforts, it was not possible to continue the series on television. Finally, in 2003, Whedon and the fans were rewarded by a film deal with Universal Studios, and so Serenity was born. The film opened in September of 2005 and has received much critical acclaim and fan adoration. Advance tickets are $10. Admission at the door is $15. All proceeds benefit Equality Now.
  • 8:00 PMLion Versus + Cuddle Magic
  • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Lion Versus and Cuddle Magic Lion Versus began in Savannah Georgia in 2006 a combination of faith, hope, and the grotesque, the “freak folk” ensemble has since grown to seven members branching out from its southern roots across the Mason-Dixon to the city of Philadelphia. The sound of Lion Versus is inspired by the macabre saunter of Jazz Funerals in combination with the feet stomping, shouts of Gospel, and much like the two Lion Versus has brought together it’s own parade of sounds…fanned faces, creaking porches and guitars, swaying harmonicas, and chirping mandolins harmonizing with the low steady rumble of the city in transit. Lion Versus now Jeremy Samsoe, Chris Samsoe, Bill Smyth, Hilary White, Kevin Snyder, Jonathan Chin, and Alison Leedy can still be heard lingering through the iron monuments and poorly lit brick streets in The City of Brotherly Love. Cuddle Magic is a large ensemble from Brooklyn and Philadelphia that performs lush, whimsical songs with wide-ranging instrumentation including strings, percussion, vibraphone, trumpet, clarinet, keyboards, guitars, and many voices. Their unique stage set-up includes some small lamps and a 3-foot plastic penguin set amidst the players and their many instruments. The ensemble, which sometimes swells to 9 or more, plays deftly crafted arrangements of their complex and varied set of original music. They are as friendly and inclusive as their name might suggest — after forming as a quintet just over 4 years ago, they have gradually come to incorporate more and more of their musical friends into the band, constructing intricate soundscapes that include elements of folk music, avant-garde classical music, world music, and urban music. Admission is FREE
  • 8:00 PMAlabaster Tongue presents Bobb Trimble, Brother JT, Kuschty Rye Ergot
  • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Alabaster Tongue 
presents Bobb Trimble (Secretly Canadian) Born ten years too late to attract the attention he deserved, Bobb Trimble created an utterly unique body of work that merged psychedelia, folk-rock, space music and sound effects into rock’s most convincing depiction of a disturbed mind. As with most tortured artistic souls, Bobb’s distinct vision is filled with much more than just fear and self-loathing. It drips with beauty and heartbreak, and his high, fragile voice bleeds with passion. The music evokes the sixties yet sounded contemporary when released in the eighties and again when re-released in the nineties. Bobb’s two impossibly rare albums change hands for ungodly sums of money, and for years his reputation grew among collectors as his music was heard via tape trades (often on unlabeled tapes, which led to one male collector falling in love with the beautiful voice only to be informed that the singer was actually a man). In the mid-’90s, Bobb’s music was finally made widely available when the bulk of the two albums were released on CD as Jupiter Transmission. Die-hard fans of psychedelia rate Bobb’s music as the finest in the genre from the ’80s. Most of Bobb’s public performances came in the very early ’80s, around the time his two albums were released. Though his musical style differed from the punk rock bands in the “Wormtown” (Worcester, MA) scene, his oddball loner status made him fit in quite well with his musical peers. Wormtown is credited with inspiring him to release his first album, Iron Curtain Innocence, in 1981. Soon after, Bobb, a man of many phases, decided that “the children are the future” and formed the punky garage band Bobb & The Kidds with a group of pre-teens. Doomed to failure due to protective and suspicious parents, the Kidds recorded only one brief song, ‘Oh Baby,’ which appeared on Bobb’s second album, Harvest of Dreams. Compromising his vision slightly, Bobb recruited a 15-year-old rhythm section and formed the short-lived Crippled Dog Band. A Crippled Dog Band concert appears on side two of the compilation Life Beyond The Doghouse (side one of which documents Bobb’s even briefer Jesus-freak phase). The Crippled Dog Band’s shining public moment came at a 1983 Worcester rock festival, when Bobb came on stage decked out in a top hat, green satin coat, bunny ears and bunny tail. Bobb continued to record beyond Harvest of Dreams, but he never again reached the amazing heights of his two albums and this new material went unreleased. On rare occasions, Bobb’s name still surfaces in the Worcester area (in 2000 he played guitar on ‘Buzz Bomb,’ on Abunai!’s Round Wound album), but it’s the reissues of the ’90s and ’00s that keep his legend alive. Brother JT (Drag City/Siltbreeze/Twisted Village/Birdman) There is only one Brother JT. Any psychedelic/garage/underground rock-and-roll enthusiast knows this man from Bethlehem who bangs to his own lysergic drum — who came from ’80s back-from-the-grave revivalists THE ORIGINAL SINS and entered the solo world through the ultra-limited edition records on the now legendary TWISTED VILLAGE and SILTBREEZE labels. He defines the underground aesthetic, something that he has done during the last three decades, and his recent recordings find him still in peak songwriting form. “Hallucinogens, Ukrainian Catholicism, NASCAR town alienation, the Tao De Ching and the Beatles helped make Brother JT the homegrown musical genius he is.” - Arthur Magazine Kuschty Rye Ergot (Kendra Steiner Editions, mem. of Kohoutek) Kuschty Rye Ergot is the new project from long-time DC-area multi-instrumentalist/vocalist John Stanton. A collective as opposed to a fixed lineup, performances range from drifty slowburn Popol Vuh-ish watercolour solo guitar/synth constructs to full-blown ensemble sonic exhaust blasts, along with occasional stripped-down acoustic folk musings. Elements of many of Stanton’s wide-ranging previous efforts (Redeemers, Cash Slave Clique, Nik Turner/Harvey Bainbridge of Hawkwind, Spaceseed) are in evidence, refracted via a prism of spatial folk, electronics, and whatever else the lineup du jour shakes loose from their collective tree. A universe where Ronnie Lane and COB channel Dome and Peter Hammill? You decide. In addition, John sometimes performs as a member of DC improv-psych band Kouhotek, playing guitar, synth, electric piano, and other instruments. “This is a pretty incredible recording, a multi-layered trip through American Primitive guitar, howling peyote ritual, Folkways environmental sounds and the kind of DIY madmanisms of Charlie Nothing before cohering into some fantastic pulse-based psychedelic rock.” (Volcanic Tongue) Admission is FREE
  • 8:00 PMBowerbird pres. Nakatani Gong Orchestra + Tatsuya Nakatani solo
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Bowerbird presents Gate experimental series This month features NAKATANI GONG ORCHESTRA with Eli Litwin, Jacob Mitas, Carolina Maugeri, JJ Tiziou, and Anna Drozdowski + TATSUYA NAKATANI solo Master percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani returns to Philadelphia with his array of drums, cymbals, bows, sticks, and gongs for an improvisational tour-de-force. This concert will feature both a solo set by Tatsuya, and a collaboration with five local participants to form the Nakatani Gong Orchestra. At the core of the N.G.O. is 40-inch gong that creates extremely low-frequency sound waves. These low, ebbing sounds are layered with the tones of the other gongs to create a pool of sounds that can be felt deep in the body. From the Citypaper:
“It’s doubtful that anyone who’s ever seen Tatsuya Nakatani’s solo performances, in which the master percussionist deftly juggles a wealth of instruments from tiny noisemakers to enormous gongs, has ever come away thinking he lacks in the limb department. But even if from the outside it appears he has the dexterity of an octopus, Nakatani himself has sonic concepts that simply can’t be realized by only two arms. Enter the Gong Orchestra, a five-person ensemble conducted by the Osaka-born, Easton-based experimentalist, which allows for a far greater range of sound and interaction. Despite the ear-splitting volume allowed by the instruments, the gongs - collected during Nakatani’s world travels and played with handmade bows and mallets - are most often used to generate unearthly drones, what he refers to as “a metallic temple of deep harmonies.” ~Shaun Brady. Admission is FREE
  • 6:00 PMPhilly Youth Poetry Night & Open Mic
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hosted by PYPM The Philly Youth Poetry Movement ("PYPM" or "The Movement") is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping the youth of Philadelphia discover the power of their voices through spoken word, literacy, and progressive workshop facilitation. The Movement, founded by “UnLitter Us” poet Greg Corbin, provides a safe space for at-risk, empowered youth ages 13-19 to use their voice to promote social change, leadership, cultural diversity, and build self-esteem. Admission is $7 for youth, $10 for adults.
  • 7:00 PMThe Anointed
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Deja Ministries presents The Anointed Gospel play/fashion show (wounded women) Director Minister Sandy Free will offering
  • 7:00 PMThe Mariposa Co-op screens Queen of the Sun + West Philly Grown
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM The Mariposa Co-op presents Queen of the Sun along with a short documentary”West Philly Grown” about the Mill Creek Farm, an urban farm in West Philly! QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature. Sliding scale admission $5-$20 All proceeds will go towards the Mariposa Food Co-op’s expansion!
  • 7:00 PMFourth Friday's Special Edition of Artistic Expressions
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM FOURTH FRIDAY’S SPECIAL EDITION OF “ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS” FOURTH FRIDAYS IS GOING DOWN! FEATURING SOME OF THE HOTTEST ARTISTS BLOWING UP THE STAGE! “NIGHT GROOVES” (The Spiritual Poetic Sounds of the Mother Land) Wings of Worth Mary “Truth Serum” Pitts Keeyame Keen Catherine “The Great” from Augusta, GA Ms Wise Vision KD Morris Rahnda Rize The’one Sun’lion Ra Tyler James Zatina Gardner Te’Smith AB & KEY with LIVE BAND “SHANNON WOODALL & FRIENDS” SPREAD THE WORD, AND BRING A FRIEND BECAUSE IT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN! For membership or any other information, contact NASSUNNI 215-475-7850
  • 8:00 PMThe Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the Inmates of the Asylum... EgoPo Theater, 120 minutes When a charismatic leader promises change, people want immediate satisfaction—or blood will run. In one of the most controversial plays ever written, EgoPo recreates the French Revolution in West Philly’s breathtaking Rotunda. Enter the bloody world of the Marquis De Sade where musicians, dancers, and asylum inmates run the show. Showtimes Fri. 9/3 8:00 PM     The Sanctuary at The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street     $20.00 Sat. 9/4 7:00 PM     The Sanctuary at The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street     $20.00 Sat. 9/4 10:00 PM     The Sanctuary at The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street     $20.00 Sun. 9/5 8:00 PM     The Sanctuary at The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street     $20.00 Thu. 9/9 8:00 PM     The Sanctuary at The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street     $20.00 Fri. 9/10 8:00 PM     The Sanctuary at The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street     $20.00 Sat. 9/11 8:00 PM     The Sanctuary at The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street     $20.00 Sun. 9/12 8:00 PM     The Sanctuary at The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street     $20.00 Mon. 9/13 8:00 PM     The Sanctuary at The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street     $20.00 Wed. 9/15 8:00 PM     The Sanctuary at The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street     $20.00 Thu. 9/16 8:00 PM     The Sanctuary at The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street     $20.00 Fri. 9/17 8:00 PM     The Sanctuary at The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street     $20.00 Sat. 9/18 8:00 PM     The Sanctuary at The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street     $20.00
  • 5:00 PMSOUL FOOD Performing Arts Showcase • Feed The Mind, Body & Soul with Art!
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM SOUL FOOD Performing Arts Showcase Feed The Mind, Body & Soul with Art! Join us for an evening of SPOKEN WORD: Philly’s Young Legend Etyms Smyte-Nine Enin MUSIC: Rahnda Rize MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING: Sa Mut A Scott Magical Mother Empowerment DANCE: Monica A. Burroughs (aka B-TRU) Hosted by Celandra Rice Prince of The Elements of Inspiration Radio Show & SYMBIOSIS Founder and Aziza Kinteh Poet, Author & Creator of The “Where Art Meets Culture” 1st Friday Networking & Dinner 5 PM - 6:30 PM Showtime Starts PROMPTLY at 6:30 PM - 8 PM Donation $8 “Heathy” Soul Food Dinners Available $8 Advance Tickets: Artisian & Wellness Vendors Welcome!
  • 6:00 PM40th St. Summer Series pres. Sun Ra Akestra + Elegant Cavaliers
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM The Rotunda, University of Pennsylvania, and University City District present the 40th Street Summer Series - a free summer concert series every fourth Saturday in June, July, August, and September at the 40th Street Field (40th between Walnut and Locust) - beginning with the world-renowned big band Sun Ra Arkestra on June 25 We are pleased to announce the expanded 2011 40th Street Summer Series. Every fourth Saturday in June through September from 6-8pm, the Summer Series will feature FREE outdoor performances from exceptional internationally-renowned artists beginning with Philadelphia's own Sun Ra Arkestra on Saturday, June 25. All concerts will be held on the beautiful green space just behind the Walnut Street Free Library at 40th and Walnut Streets. Complimentary (first come, first served) Rita's Water Ice will also be given out during the performances. UCD and The Rotunda are pleased to announce the artists for the first two Summer Series events: Saturday, June 25, 6pm SUN RA ARKESTRA + ELEGANT CAVALIERS The Sun Ra Arkestra will kick off the Summer Series with a very special hometown performance which is sure to have audiences either dancing feverishly or contemplatively traversing the spaceways. This acclaimed big band always demonstrates the unrivalled expertise, joy and passion that have been the foundation for their musical journeys since Sun Ra founded the Arkestra in the mid-1950s. Opening this performance will be the West Philadelphia drill team, the Elegant Cavaliers, under the direction of Ms. Dornetta Gary. Saturday, July 23, 6pm CYRO BAPTISTA'S BANQUET OF THE SPIRITS + JOSEPH BOWIE & ADAM RUDOLPH Join us in July for the Philadelphia debut of Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits. One of the greatest Brazilian percussionists today, Cyro Baptista is best known for his ensemble Beat the Donkey and has worked closely with many of the world's most acclaimed musicians including Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Wynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, Laurie Anderson and countless others. Expect to hear a delightful program of experimental Brazilian pop songs in addition to the music of John Zorn. A "pioneer in world music" (The New York Times), percussionist Adam Rudolph is joined by multi-instrumentalist Joseph Bowie for an opening duo set that is grounded in the cosmologies of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the African Diaspora. Don't forget to mark your calendars for the last two 40th Street Summer Series events: Saturday, August 27 and Saturday, September 24. More details coming very soon. For more information on these events visit
  • 8:00 PMAlabaster Tongue pres. Trevor Watts and Veryan Weston + Feeler Guage
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Alabaster Tongue presents Trevor Watts (UK improv saxophonist, mem. of Spontaneous Music Ensemble/Amalgam) An innovator on the UK & World Music scenes, Trevor Watts formed part of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble and Amalgam groups in the 1960s & early ’70s, which developed their own languages within free improvisation and jazz. The methods these musicians developed have now permanently entered the language of that music worldwide. Trevor started to experiment with more rhythmic and melodic musical ideas around 1980 and formed his original 10-piece Moire Music Group and also Trevor Watts’ Drum Orchestra in 1982. The Drum Orchestra was a blend of African and European musicians, and they toured many countries in the world over many years including the USA (San Francisco Jazz Festival/Monterey Jazz Festival/Chicago World Music Festival/Washington D.C. July 4th Festival and many more), Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Sarawak, India, Burma, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Azores Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad, St Lucia, Bahamas and all of Europe. Since those days Trevor has studied rhythm in great depth and has always put his discoveries to use within his own musical styles. Currently Trevor is playing in duo form with pianist Veryan Weston. Trevor will be part of a project in Burkina Faso in Africa in Dec 2010, which will include Moroccan Gnawa musicians, European horn players led by Luc Mishalle and African drummers led by master drummer Adama Drame. Trevor will be one of the contributers of some music for this. The project is called “11 SONGS.” Trevor has played with Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, Bobby Bradford, Djembe master Adame Drame from Burkina Faso, Stan Tracey, Tubby Hayes, Phil Seaman, Tony Oxley, London Jazz Composers Orchestra, Long John Baldry, Steve Swallow, SonnyBoy Williamson, to name an illustrious few. Veryan Weston (UK improv pianist, Matchless/Leo/Ogun/Acta) Veryan Weston is best known for his work with such British avant-garde musicians as vocalist Phil Minton and saxophonist Lol Coxhill. He moved from Cornwall to London at the age of 22, where he began working as a freelance jazz pianist. In 1975, he received a fellowship from the Digswell Arts Trust in Hertfordshire which allowed him to revise a book he’d written on piano improvisation. While at Digswell, he co-founded and composed for the group Stinky Winkles (which also included saxophonist Simon Picard), and collaborated with potter Liz Fritsch and visual artist Stephen Cochrane. He also composed and performed music for film, the most notable being his work with Lol Coxhill on director Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio (1985). Weston’s interest in multi-media presentations led him to earn a degree in performance art from Middlesex University. He also earned a master’s degree in music composition from Goldsmith’s College University in London. In the ’80s and ’90s, Weston worked with the Eddie Prevost Quartet and Trevor Watts’ Moire Music, and in duos with Minton and Coxhill. Weston has recorded for the Matchless, Acta, Ogun, and Leo labels, among others. In addition to being a prominent free jazz-oriented musician, Weston is also an accomplished mainstream jazz pianist. Admission is FREE
  • 7:30 PMLove, Us: An Annual Mixed-Artists Production Promoting LOVE & Intolerance to Hatred
  • 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM Love, Us An Annual Mixed-Artists Production Promoting LOVE & Intolerance to Hatred …”Love, Us” is brought to you by Ms. Wise, in association with S.Frosty Networx (SFX). This is our 2nd year. This production features over 10 extraordinary performance artists from a variety of genres who perform with the intention of breaking down barriers between cultures, generations, religions, relationships, individuals and so on. We believe Love is the ultimate healing force. ” Love, Us” encourages self-love, which we feel is the solution to conquering most hateful endeavors. We teach, that along with criticism, should come a desire to build & uplift. And, that along with fear and ignorance, should come a desire to understand. ——————– This year, “Love, Us” will feature . . . ➤ QUEEN GODIS ➤ MARJUAN CANADY presents: “GIRLS! GIRLS? GIRLS.” ➤ SEFF AL-AFRIQI w/ AUSTIN ELLIS ➤ TE V. SMITH & many more… This years event is sponsored by: S.Frosty Networx (SFX) Fourth Wall Arts Salon The Love Movement RhymeStreet Magazine The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program * Looking to become a promotional or financial sponsor? * Please contact*
  • 10:00 PMThe Gathering
  • 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM (every last Thursday) Established in 1996, The Gathering is the longest/strongest-running truly Hip Hop event in Philly. The Gathering IS b-boys/b-girls, pop-lockers, emcees, graffiti writers, DJs, men, women, and children of all ages enjoying an organic, community-based celebration of The struggle, the Love,and the culture of Hip Hop. DJs spin Hiphop, breaks, and funk all night, and there are open cyphas, a tag wall, and a featured performance and graffiti panel each month. Admission is $3
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