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  • 7:00 PMThe Monthly Fund with Drum Like A Lady, Settled Arrows, Almanac, Speak Wright, Richie M Wexler
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    It's the first Monthly Fund event of 2018 and we're kicking things off with a BANG! Please join us for a night of amazing performers at The Rotunda in West Philly. 

    Featuring performances by: Drum Like A LadySettled ArrowsAlmanacSpeak WrightRichie M Wexler 

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    All funds will go to Bread & Roses Community Fund. For more info: http://breadrosesfund.org/

    The Monthly Fund is a roaming, salon-style event series curated by Jeremy Prouty. Each month, a collaborative event is held somewhere in Philadelphia to raise funds and awareness for an organization doing good/necessary work. Past organizations include the Standing Rock Legal Collective, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, and Project SAFE.

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  • 6:00 PMWomynsfest, Celebrating 18 Years
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    Womynsfest Celebrating 18 Years

    Womynsfest is the longest-running free festival for womyn in Philadelphia. Womynsfest is an all age showcase of womyn performers!

    Looking for Vendors!

    Returning Performers:The Primaries Mia Johnson: a singer/songwriter who has been making good music in Philadelphia for over two decades. To her strong vocals and rhythm guitar she adds the gorgeous talents of Erin Ryan Barnes on cello to create a texturally-rich duo. 

    Sara Chodak: a 14 year old Philadelphia-based songwriter who is driven by emotion and the world around her. She is an eclectic mix of grungy punk, traditional folk, and rebellious rock.

    Every Heard: a Korean-American singer-songwriter. Winner of the 2017 Philadelphia Folk Festival Camp Fire contest, Ev blends the local Philly folk style with a jazz fusion all her own 

    Rachel Hall Trio: Baltimore-based singer and guitarist Rachel Hall, formerly of The Damsels, now fronts her own trio playing both covers and originals. Powerful and sultry vocals soaring over rocking riffs give the Rachel Hall Trio their signature sound.

    GhettoSongBird: a rock-n-roll singer/songwriter/guitarist from North Philadelphia that has performed at legendary rock venues around the world including CBGBS (NYC) The Whisky A Go-Go (L.A.) and The Troubadour (London) to name a few. She recorded her 1st EP "Alley Of The Earth in Los Angles 2001 with the help of her mentor Rosa Lee Brooks (who wrote and recorded with Jimi Hendrix, with new material finally being released this year. 

    Newcomers:

    Jaz: a published and performance poet, author, Singer-Songwriter, model and theater artist from Philly, PA. She also does a mean karaoke, loves big bodies of water and hugs trees. 

    Andrea Nardello: Philly's Andrea Nardello has garnered favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge and Shawn Colvin. Nardello has been performing and writing since she was 8 years old, has toured the US, and often fundraises to support The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Musicians On Call.

    Vendors:Alemah Boutique offers one of a kind handmade and upcycled clothing and unique reversible fabric bowls.

    Admission is FREE 

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  • 8:00 PMBowerbird pres. Wild Combination: A portrait of Arthur Russell
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    RESCHEDULE FRO DECEMBER 15

    Wild CombinationA portrait of Arthur RussellBowerbird is excited to present a screening of "Wild Combination", director Matt Wolf's visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Arthur created music that spanned both pop and abstract art. Now, over fifteen years since his passing, Arthur's work is finally finding its audience. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Arthur's family, friends, and closest collaborators - including Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg - to tell this poignant and important story. 

    Admission is FREE

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  • 7:00 PMThe 2018 Spring Equinox in Celebration of Women pres. by Poet~tree EnMotion
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    Poet~tree EnMotion Presents…The 2018 Spring Equinox in Celebration of Women!

    Wednesday, March 21st, 7-10pm (Doors @ 7pm)!

    This ongoing seasonal series features a variety of multi-disciplinary performance, arts & culture presentations… Doors open @ 7pm & performances begins shortly after featuring, a Fierce Female Lead Lineup of Artists ranging from Live Musical Acts to Spoken Word Flowetry to Folkloric Infused Dance Movements.

     A FREE community event … but Donations are Appreciated!

    A Live Music, Movement & Dance Celebration in Honor of Her-Story!}

    ·      Angi Vita: Live Painter using the body as a living canvas…angivita.com

    ·      KyoDaiko: Philadelphia-based community Taiko drumming ensemble. kyodaiko.com

    ·      Lydia Swaray: West African Singer/Songwriter using music to express her voice. facebook.com/Lydia-Music-2000455466902518

    ·      Modero Dance Co.: A fusion of traditional and modern dance disciplines based in Indonesian culture. moderocompany.com

    ·      Plum Dragoness (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke): Resident Performance Artist, Event Organizer & Arts Educator. ThePlumDragoness.com / DragonSpiritArts.com  

    ·      Three Aksha Dance Co.: Preserving & promoting Indian culture & heritage through classical Bharatanatyam dance. threeaksha.org

    ·      Sonni Shine & Guests: percussive riffs, artful melodies & meaningful lyrics create an earthy combination of soul, funk, jazz, and folk. SonniShineMusic.com 

    ARTIST BIOS: 

    ·      Angi Vita, a graduate of Richard Stockton University, has a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts. Her degree, in addition to life experiences, is utilized in connecting to viewers through various avenues of art such as oil painting, body painting, sculpture, dance, mixed media, and performance art. She has been active in the artistic community for over ten years. Inspiration is often derived from her exposure to various cultures and mentalities which fuels her desire in reaching a wider audience for the purpose of human growth. angivita.com 

    ·      Lydia Swaray is a singer/songwriter who was born in West Africa Liberia. Her influences derives from old folk and her grandfather. Her unique instrumental of guitar and expressive voice brings a sense of calm to her audience. Her wish is to help people through music therapy. facebook.com/Lydia-Music-2000455466902518  

    ·      Modero is a community based dance company that was founded in 2011.  Sinta decided to start her own dance company after her trip to Poso in Central Sulawesi and consulted with her sister Diana. Her sister gave her blessing and her brother Igor Saykoji designed her logo complete with a Pamonian dancer wearing the traditional Pamonian outfit called Tomboli and then Modero was born. Sinta’s vision is to combine traditional and modern dance disciplines. This fusion brings the best of both worlds in energetic & intricate choreography. Modero started in the city of Philadelphia with only 4 dancers, Amelia Laytham, Whitney Postman and Katherine Antarikso. Modero performed in many different community gatherings, city of Philadelphia events, Andrea Clearfield’s legendary salon, Laura Cohn’s From Bali to Bala Annual Gift Show to a few local Latin Showcases. Modero dancers has grown over the years and now consist of 20 dancers as young as 4 years old and as old as 67 years young. Modero has been recognized to be the Indonesian culture torch bearer in the city of brotherly love and have performed in many prestigious events such as the World Festival of Families during the Papal Visit in September 2015, Philadelphia Philles games in 2015 and 2016, Ted@UPS Talk on September 15, 2016 in Atlanta Georgia (SCAD SHOW) and more. With high demands in bringing more quality event planning and entertainment within the Indonesian community, Modero has grown and provide a broader service to the community.  With many years of event planning under her belt from wedding , community events with as many as 1500 people in attendance, Sinta is now joined by DJ Storms and DJ RAH on Modero’s entertainment division. These services are available for the community as well as private events. moderocompany.com

    ·      Kyo Daiko is a Philadelphia-based community taiko drumming ensemble.  All members are volunteers that perform for love of the art and the energy that the great drums bring to them.  Kyo Daiko performs regularly at a wide range of venues: from school and community events, to Phillies baseball games, Japanese festivals (including Washington D.C.’s National Cherry Blossom Festival), to more unusual settings such as roller derbies and museums.  In 2013, Kyo Daiko was showcased during the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) in a commissioned piece with Kaoru Watanabe, performed both at the Settlement Music School and at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. The group was founded in 2005 and originally led by Kristopher Rudzinski, who studied and performed with Marco Lienhard’s group Taikoza in New York.  The group’s membership comes from a wide variety of backgrounds, and continue to grow with new students and continuing players.  Members attend regular classes throughout the year and participate in workshops with master teachers from around the world. 

    ·      Native to West Philadelphia, Plum Dragomess (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke) is a multi-talented thespian, dancer, martial artist, instructor, poetess and writer who has been involved with performing arts since childhood. She is known for her poetic style, vocal performance, fire dance, flow arts and choreographic flair throughout Philadelphia and abroad. Over the past 15 years, she has toured not only as a solo artist, founding member/core performer/assistant artistic director of Archedream for HumanKind among many others. She has also independently released 2 albums of original work with the project Plum Dragoness & the Elements, known for its fusion of multi-media, live world beat musical infusions, spoken word vocals & lyrical poetry. She has also helped bring together the all female performance group trio known as The Femme-Mynistiques, who will officially release their debut EP “Here She Comes…” in the summer of 2016. Since 2007, Plum has been a resident performance artist, as well as host and organizer for the successful performing arts series known as Poet-tree En Motion at The Rotunda! This has allowed her the opportunity to share her own creative performances (including collaborative projects she initiated) and work created by a plethora of other unique artists with the west Philadelphia community and beyond! Gabrielle’s work as a healing arts practitioner and instructor continues to intersect with her work as an inter-disciplinary performance artist through the incorporation of Internal and Martial Arts forms in combination with Dance, Poetry and Theater presentation. Gabrielle has been teaching in, around the Philadelphia area & abroad since 2000. If you dig It… then follow: ThePlumDragoness.com + facebook.com/4plumdragoness & Listen:soundcloud.com/plum-dragoness  + cdbaby.com/Artist/PlumDragonessandtheElements +tunecore.com/music/plumdragoness  

    ·      Sonni weaves together percussive guitar riffs, artful melodies, and meaningful lyrics to create an earthy combination of soul, funk, jazz, and folk.  Her music has drawn comparasions to Amy Winehouse, Hiatus Kaiyote, Erykah Badu, Ani Difranco, and Norah Jones. Sonni has been performing in the Tri-State area for over 10 years as a vocalist and guitarist, and is proud to call West Philadelphia, PA her home.  After attending Drexel University for Music Industry, Sonni transferred to Temple University in 2010 where her band, The Underwater Sounds, became one of the first artists to join with the University's record label Bell Tower Records. In their time together The Underwater Sounds recorded 4 studios albums and played over 600 shows throughout the Northeast US.  In 2014 The Underwater Sounds won PHL Live’s Best World Music award, and the band has shared the stage with such prestigous acts as Snarky Puppy, The Easy Star All Stars, The English Beat, John Brown's Body, and Groundation. A producer and songwriter at heart, she collaborates frequently with different musicians.  She has written music for Kuf Knotz, goldenspiral, C-rayz Walz, Money Fame & Love, Impressionist, and Predator Dub Assassins, and her compositions have been featured on WKDU, WXPN, WMMR, and Radio 104.5. As a yoga teacher, Sonni firmly believes in the healing power of music and sound and is enthusiastic about eventually incorporating elements of Nada Yoga into her classes.  The act of performing a song and becoming like "one vibration" with her audience members is a feeling she lives for and believes is profoundly sacred.   

    ·      Three Aksha was founded in Philadelphia in 2003 by Artistic Director Viji Rao, and is based at Girard College, where she has been an artist in residence since 2008. Three Aksha seeks to preserve and promote Indian culture and heritage through classical Indian Bharatanatyam dance choreography in the Philadelphia area and in other ethnically diverse regions of the world. Three Aksha has performed in major cities across the US, the UK, Europe and India. 

    Three Aksha has been recognized for its development of new choreography within the realm of classical Indian tradition, and for its work in the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam, which is renowned for its focus on the body. The company’s dancers have trained in Kalakshetra Bharatanatyam under Viji for a minimum of six years, and have also studied under teachers in India.

    In addition to its active performance and touring schedule, Three Aksha shares its expertise in Indian dance in workshops and lecture-demonstrations throughout the Delaware Valley. As a complement to the socially conscious themes that frequently play into the company’s performance work, Three Aksha engages with social issues by working with youth and with fundraising programs.

    Many of Three Aksha’s students have pursued Bharatanatyam to its fullest, completing arangetrams (debut performances) and receiving support for apprenticeships from the Philadelphia and New Jersey Councils on the Arts.

     A FREE community event … but Donations are Appreciated!

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