The Dissident Arts Festival, the annual gathering of revolutionary creativity, will fete its 10th anniversary with a special weekend-long “2 nites/2 sites” edition. The event takes place on Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16 at El Taller Latino Americano (Manhattan) and ShapeShifter Lab (Brooklyn), respectively.
A highlight of this year’s special anniversary Festival will be the reunion of free jazz master Daniel Carter’s 1980s hardcore/no wave band Dissipated Face. Other features include modern dance performance by Patricia Parker (producer of the Vision Fest/Arts for Art), neo-beat spoken word by Steve Dalachinsky, Downtown stalwart Trudy Silver’s solo piano, the Nueva Cancion of Bernardo Palumbo, liberation jazz by the Red Microphone, the expansive sound of the 12 Houses Orchestra (conducted by Matt Lavelle), poet Raymond Nat Turner’s Remembrance of the Victims of Police Violence, the “other-world art music” of Sumari, topical spoken word by Chris Butters, Safiya Martinez and Sana Shabazz, and Festival founder John Pietaro’s Literary Warrior Project. The event is sponsored by the Len Ragozin Foundation and endorsed by the National Writers Union-New York and the on-line magazine DooBeeDooBeeDoo NY.
Artist: Magnetic Ear Title: Alien of Extraordinary Ability Label: self released Genre: New Orleans style second line and funk, Eastern European brass band music and African music
CD Review by Dawoud Kringle
Magnetic Earis part of the new scene of music coming from New Orleans. An ensemble led by Martin Krusche. Born in Germany, and currently living in New Orleans, Krusche is in addition to being an accomplished musician/composer/band leader, he is also respected saxophone repair man.
Date: Monday, March 21, 2011 Time: 7:30pm – 11:30pm Venue:Brooklyn Winery (213 N. 8th Street, between Roebling Street and Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg, NY Ticket: $10 min. donation at door, all proceeds and all wine sales go directly to the Lions Club Japan Earthquarke Fund.
About this event
Live From Tokyo, Hideo Nakamura and Sai Morikawa are hosting a benefit screening and concert event for the earthquake / tsunami victims of Japan sponsored by Brooklyn Winery. Please come out, support Japan in their time of need, enjoy some Japanese influenced sights and sounds and delicious wine!!
Since coming to New York I have been hungry to see and meet all kinds of musicians. I have met so many great musicians meanwhile that I decided to feature some of them in DooBeeDooBeeDoo. So when my guitarist, Alejandro Castellano, talked about an Indian-American trumpet player by the name of Satish, I immediately got interested in this gentleman. I liked the idea that an Indian-American plays the valve/slide trumpet and incorporates Indian scales and sounds in his music.
I asked him to hook me up with Satish. He emailed me his Facebook address and his website. In his website, which was very interesting, I found out about his projects and music background. After doing my Satish research I decided to meet him in person which happened at Nublu, October 29th, when he was playing with the Underground Horns.
The Village Voice Web Awards 2010 gives you the opportunity to nominate your favorite websites, blogs, tweets and more! Fill in your name, your email address and www.DooBeeDooBeeDoo.com in catagory #6 (Best Music Blog) and let’s hope DooBeDooBeeDoo wins in December 7. Inshallah, right?