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The Senegal-America Project Benefit Concert
World Music… African Dance… Spoken Word… Global Citizenship
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 8PM
$10/$12/$20 (plus fees)
The Academy of Music, Northampton, MA
Tickets at: http://academyofmusictheatre.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=786596
Featuring performances by:
Tony Vacca’s World Rhythms Ensemble; Gokh-bi System; Impulse Ensemble with special guests Abiodun Oyewole (of The Last Poets), Massamba Diop (from Baaba Maal’s band), Tantra Zawadi and Abdou Sarr.
For the past eighteen years Senegalese and American performers have been using their music, their dance, and their performance poetry to illustrate the guiding principle of their Senegal-America Project: “we are all connected.” Their educational programs have reached half a million students in Senegal and America; their partnerships have delivered 3500 mosquito nets and essential medicines to at-risk neighborhoods, and their concert performances include appearances at Senegal’s National Theatre, at The Clearwater Jazz Festival, at Dakar’s CISES Concert Hall, at NYC’s Blue Note and at Baaba Maal’s Festival les Blues du Fleuve.
In 2012 the US Embassy awarded a grant to bring the US contingency to Senegal for performances, workshops and collaborative recordings. Over the last nearly two decades work visas have been granted to ten Senegalese performers to perform and teach in America.
They’ve produced two CD recordings and each is a daring blend of music that is ancient and contemporary, traditional and innovative, African and American.
And right from the beginning Northampton was the project’s US home base.
So be ready for spectacular World Music and drumming, amazing dance, and cutting edge poetry.
Proceeds of the concert will support the project’s school programs and partnerships, festival appearances, and fair trade collaborations in Senegal and America.
Join us for an evening of Sheer Madness & Poetry with our guest of honor and dear friend Nathan P (former host of the Wednesday and Friday night slam at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe), hosted by award winning poet, actress and playwright Helena D. Lewis.
Starring: John Chance Acevedo, Khayree Jannah (AKA Kool Breeze), Kraal Kayo Charles, Derick Cross, Christine Phya Gilliam, Blue Lion, Ngoma Hill, Osunyoyin Alake Ifarike, Shanna Tanika Melton, Ras Osagyefo, RescuePoetix TM, Raul K Rios, Chris Slaughter, Jamaal St John, and surprise guests!
Friday, September 25th
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd Street (bet. Avenues B & C)
New York City
Sponsored in part by Black Art In America!
Hope to see you there and please share with friends and family!
Curated by Tantra-zawadi.
Peace and Love!
Tantra Zawadi will be signing her books at the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday 9/20/2015 from 10am until noon and then from 4pm until 6pm. Stop by booth #219, greet & meet Tantra and meet publishers Roxanne Hoffman and Jack Cooper of Poets Wear Prada and Lucas Hunt of Hunt & Light.
Brooklyn Book Festival 2015
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015
Rain Or Shine
Brooklyn Borough Hall | Downtown Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.
KerrySpace and No Footprint Society in association with TrezMark Art present to you, “Beauty”.
This group exhibit is packed with multiple layers of Artventure’s that will immerse all senses.
Ourlando’s creative community and others from Central Florida come together to promote their vision of BEAUTY.
Combinations of performance art, poetry, fashion with a twist, live music, visual art and more will be featured in this exhibit. Curated by both KerrySpace Ciotti and Tre Harris.
Join us for the reception on August 30th from 4-7 pm at The Thai Purple Orchid Cafe 9318 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32817. This beautiful Mother & Daughter owned and operated establishment operates on the principals of authenticity and promotes healthy eating for a vibrant lifestyle.
One Night Only to meet and greet our artists and get to know more of Orlando’s creative community.
Special Thanks To
Indigo Blak The PAR Group No footprint society Illz360 Space Family Artist Community So Shoe Me part II Bethany Taylor Myers A Group of People
Any ?’s or concerns contact Tre Mark Harris
Hope to see you there!
“Go Tell It”
Please join us on August 13th for “Go Tell It,” a tribute to James Baldwin, Charles Bukowski and other bold voices | Featuring Bob McNeill, Tantra-zawadi and Fred Simpson on percussion | Queens Public Library, 128-16 Rockaway Blvd, South Ozone Park, NY 11420 from 6PM – 7PM (718) 529-1660.
Hope to see you there.
Peace, Love & Poetry,
Vibe Boutique Records presents a smooth club sound featuring South Africa’s Deep’endSoul and New York City’s own Tantra-zawadi. The music is all about how love can cure all – no matter what #DoItforLove http://traxsource.com/title/502097/do-it-for-love
The producer (Deep’endsoul), gives his club version, as well as a nice broken beat sound. The rest is remixed by South African Artist Blaq Tronic and Switzerland’s own Monodeluxe.
1. Do It For Love, Remixed and Arranged by Blaq Tronic featuring spoken word written and performed by Tantra-zawadi.
2. Do It For Love, Remixed and Arranged by Alessandro Oliviero aka Monodeluxe and spoken word performed and written by Tantra-zawadi.
3. Do It For Love, Remixed and Arranged by Alessandro Oliviero aka Monodeluxe and spoken word written and performed by Tantra-zawadi.
4. Do It For Love, The original Produced by Tristy DeSoul aka Deep’endsoul and Spoken word written and performed by Tantra-zawadi.
5. Do It For Love, Produced by Tristy DeSoul aka Deep’endSoul and spoken word written and performed by Tantra-zawadi.
Executive Producer: Brigetta Dnnson
A&R: Brigetta Dunson
Published by Vibe Boutique, ASCAP
2015 All Rights Reserved Vibe Boutique Records.
Mastering by Benedict Harper.
Art Design by Tommy Rockett
Brigetta Dunson/A&R Manager/Owner/CEO/Compiler
Contact for Licensing: email@example.com
Check out Boog City’s 100th issue: http://www.boogcity.com/boogpdfs/bc100.pdf
BOOG CITY IS A COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FROM A GROUP OF ARTISTS AND WRITERS BASED IN AND AROUND NEW YORK CITY’S EAST VILLAGE.
Thank you Boog City, Poets Wear Prada and John Tiong Chunghoo!
“Soulful Cypher Brings Sonic Bliss To Jersey City”
By Sway Medina
“New Jersey Soulful Cypher’s presented the community with a Father’s Day extravaganza this summer. Visitors approaching J. Owen Grundy Park’s waterfront were embraced by a musical multicultural bliss.” READ MORE https://www.slantnews.com/story/2015-07-07-soulful-cypher-brings-sonic-bliss-to-jersey-city
Many thanks to Sway Medina for this great write-up, the Soulful Cypher crew, Rescue Poetix and all the supporters and artists that made this event a magical experience.
See you out there.
Badilisha Poetry X-Change is both an online audio archive and Pan-African poetry show delivered in radio format. Now the largest online collective of African poets on the planet, Badilisha has showcased and archived over 350 Pan-African poets from 24 different countries. It reflects the myriad of rhythms and rhymes, voices, perspectives and aspirations from all corners of the globe.
New York spoken word artist and performance poet, Tantra-Zawadi’s rousing poetry has established her as a force in the genre. Her work has been extensively published and televised and her numerous stage performances include the iconic Nuyorican Poets’. For Tantra-Zawadi poetry is “breathing, walking, doing, loving and awakening – limitless in its ability to reach across genres and varying walks of life”. http://badilishapoetry.com/tantra-zawadi/