Wednesday, August 27, 2008
And while I am on the topic of events, there seems to be events, events, and more events going on. And Brazilian Girls, that really cool awesome band, has an album titled "New York City" that is to be found now. And I know because their website says so. And it seems to be a Nublu, Zebulon, and The Himalayas family and friends event with artists like Baaba Maal,Clark Gayton,Michael Irwin,Doug Wieselman,Kenny Wollesen,Didi Gutman,Richard Marriott,Mauro Refosco,Mike Williams,Aaron Johnston,Sabina Sciubba,Steven Bernstein,Byron Isaacs,Jesse Murphy,Héctor Castillo,Daniel Jodocy,Jennifer Harris,Jonathon Haffner,Dalius Naujo, William Paden Hensley, Chris Athens,Hollis King,Kenji Shimoda,Dahlia Ambach Caplin, Héctor Castillo,Dan Bora,Michael Trepagnier,Adam Thompson,Anne Metz, and Petar Timotic. And this Album rocks.
And there are even more events going on this weekend and beyond in that City of New York, and here is an email I received with one of them:
Hello all, Rucma, a progressive non-profit organization aiming to highten the awarness of the arts in every community, given the present situation in nyc, in which more and more art venues, spaces, opportunities are quickly diminishing at an absurdly rapid pace, as part of the effort to transform this crisis, RUCMA, Arts for Art, and the Vision Festival organizations are scheduling several performances in numerous community gardens around the city. Thank you! Arts for Art and Rise Up Creative Music and Arts present In Gardens Manhattan and Brooklyn Sunday September 7 Saturday September 13 What: Avant Gardens, an important step in embedding innovative music in our communities with avant jazz performances and workshops plus informationon affordable housing that doesn't displace our gardens. Who: Cooper-Moore / Charles Gayle / Fay Victor / Gerald Cleaver Jason Kao Hwang / Lorenzo Sanguedolce / Rob Brown Bradley Farberman / Daniel Carter / Sabir Mateen / Daniel Levin Diana Wayburn / Todd Nicholson / Dave Sewelson / Matt Lavelle Roy Nathanson / Steve Swell / James Keepnews / and many others The Avant Garden series is intended to strengthen the artists'connection to their community. Literature from the Metropolitan Council on Housing, as well as other information that we have put together on affordable housing that does not displace our gardens will be made available. RUCMA AND ARTS FOR ART Rise Up Creative Music and Art (RUCMA) is a grassroots group of artists and their supporters whose goal is to embed art in the communities of NYC. GARDEN LOCATIONS AND PERFORMERS In Gardens SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Manhattan (LES)Parque de Tranquilidad: 4th St. between Ave. C & D -Workshop led by Daniel Levin-Improvising Strings led by Cristian Amigo (guitar) withDaniel Levin (cello), Francois Grillot (bass) and David Moss (bass)-Cooper Moore Solo : Manhattan (LES)6BC Botanical Garden: 6th St. between Ave. B & C-Diana Wayburn (flute), Ken Silverman (guitar) and Kevin Ray (bass), Workshop led by Jason Kao Hwang, Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Todd Nicholson (bass) and Zen Matsuura (drums), Rob Brown solo : Manhattan (Hell's Kitchen)Clinton Community Garden: 48th St. between 9 & 10 Ave, Dave Sewelson (bari sax) and Darius Jones (alto sax), Brad Farberman (guitar) and Chris DiMeglio (trumpet), Open Jam! : Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant)Target Community Garden: Bedford Ave. & Dekalb Ave, The Firefly Collective: Ophra Wolf, Tatyana Tenenbaum and Danica Holoviak (movement), Lorenzo Sanguedolce (tenor sax), Chris DiMeglio (trumpet), Tom Zlabinger (bass) and Tim Bulkley (drums), Ahmed Abdullah (trumpet) and Monique NGozi Nri (poetry), Workshop SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 : Manhattan (LES): 6th Street and Avenue B Garden-Workshop led by Steve Swell, Charles Gayle (alto sax) / Jackson Krall (drums), Dom Minasi (guitar) / Steve Swell (trombone) : Manhattan (LES)El Jardin del Paraiso E. 4th and 5th Streets betw. Ave. C & D, Steve Dalachinsky, Miriam Parker and others : Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant)Hattie Carthan Community Garden: Clifton Ave. and Marcy Ave., Workshop led by Fay Victor, Kyoko Kitamura (vocals), Khabu Doug Young (guitar, ukelele) plus Special Guest, Fay Victor (vocals) and Anders Nilsson (guitar) : Brooklyn (Crown Heights)Walt L. Shamel Garden: Dean St. betw. Bedford and Franklin Ave. Despers USA (Steel Drum Group), Sabir Mateen (reeds), Hilliard Greene (bass) and Zen Matsuura, Soundpainting workshop: Lorenzo Sangueldolce and Eric Eigner: Brooklyn (Red Hook)Red Hook Community Farm: Corner of President and Van Brunt St., Two Sisters: Dave Sewelson (bari sax), Claire Daly (bari sax),Dave Hofstra (bass), Otic Band: Dave Sewelson (bari sax), Todd Nicholson (bass),Mike Golub (drums), Peoples Revolutionary Party: James Keepnews (guitar),Daniel Carter (reeds), Ras Moshe (reeds), Tom Chess (reeds), Matt Lavelle (trumpet), Nick Gianni (bari sax), Welf Dorr (alto sax), Ted McEvoy (el. bass), Mike Golub (drums) Brooklyn (Windsor Terrace)East Fourth Street Community Garden East 4th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue, Gerald Cleaver (drums), Roy Nathanson (reeds), Jean Carla Rodea (vocals) and David Moss (bass). And you can visit Vision Festival for more information.
Have a great music day.