And today is the day Martin Luther King is honored. No one is free while others are oppressed. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. And in a change of topic as I blah blog away on this holiday, I received one of those ABC No Rio COMA emails the other day. ABC No Rio seems to have been doing these COMA events for a while now and they have a really cool MySpace page. And I remember ABC No Rio for seemingly forever now as one of those radical, alternative squat community spaces in the neighborhood of the Lower East Side that has seemingly survived gentrification, genocide, the sellout and buyout of the squats and still exists to function with their cool and hip events over the years. ABC No Rio has been all art and politics for as long as I can remember. And so there is the COMA series emails again that I have been receiving, and that first show listed was actually yesterday, though the series seems to be ongoing. And I thought to repost this email because, hey, it's less writing sometimes. And the subject of this email is:
Improvised Music @ COMA/ABC No Rio NYC
what is C.O.M.A.????C.O.M.A. - citizens ontological music agenda - started March 199 and has presented improvised music on Sunday evenings at ABC No-Rio 156 Rivington NYC...the sets are 35-40 minutes followed with an open session at the end with various configurations of players.
Jan 20th, 2008 @8:00 PM
1. Judy Dunaway & Jennifer Walshe duet
2. Open Music Ensemble
"A Little Late Night Music (For Mozart's Birthday)"
Created by Marcy Jellison
Philip Foster, Voice and Surpeti, Marcy Jellison, Voice, Dawoud Kringle, Sitar and Dilruba,Manuela Le Chler, Alto Saxophone, Jason Vitelli, Alto Saxophone, Zachary Leader, Tenor Saxophone
3. An Open Session
Jan. 27th, 2008 @ 8:00 PM
1. Stephen Gauci tenor sax Terence McManis guitar Ches Smith drums
2. Out Tents, Zachary Pruitt Guitar, Daniel Rovin Sax, Austin White Bass and
Anders Zelnski on Drums
3. An open session
C.O.M.A. is an open series for all creative improvising musicians whether they're melancholy, slightly deranged, extremely moody, happy beyond comprehension, geniuses in their own minds, or just down right normal who want to experiment, develop their craft and expand the limits of the imagination.... there is a $5.00 suggested donation at the door for the musicians.
The Santa Con Carols are now available on C.O.M.A. Radio!
Rasio Show One and Radio Show Two .
you must have real player to listen via your web browser.....
or stop by COMA's myspace...
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