- September 7, Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
- September 10, Los Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
- September 12, San Francisco, CA The Warfield
- September 13, San Francisco, CA The Warfield
Bomba Estéreo formed in 2005 as a project by visual artist/musician, Simón Mejía. Originally called A.M. 770, the loosely formed collective of DJs and visual artists included DJ Fresh, Diego Cadavid, Javier Fonseca of Alerta, and was led by Mejia, who renamed the group Bomba Estéreo in 2006 and released debut album, Vol. 1.
That summer, the band played New York City’s Bowery Ballroom and Central Park Summerstage, with the New York Times calling the performance, “kaleidoscopic and danceable.” More recently, the band collaborated with Levi’s jeans for their ‘Pioneer Sessions’ program, with the band covering Technotronic’s ‘Pump up the Jam.’ MTV also named the band, ‘The Best New Band in the World.’
Bestival is an award winning 3 day boutique music festival set at Robin Hill - a beautiful leafy country park (a veritable Garden of Eden!) near Downend and Newport in the heart of the Isle of Wight.
The world of Bestival was born out of ten fun years of pioneering music events and record releases from Rob da Bank's Sunday Best empire. The BBC Radio 1 leftfield DJ had a dream to one day create his vision of how the modern day festival should be. Along with Creative Director and wife Josie da Bank and co founders / partners John and Ziggy from Get Involved that dream is now fulfilled. On a mission to change the face of independent festival culture, the fearless foursome are bringing some magic to the shores of the Solent and spreading it worldwide.
Emory Douglas is a pivotal figure in the development of political graphic art. Appointed ‘Minister for Culture’ for the Black Panthers in 1967, he became in-house illustrator for the quasi-revolutionary civil rights movement’s eponymous newspaper. Douglas’ instantly recognisable graphics filled the incendiary journal and would form its back page, a ‘cut out and paste up’ propaganda poster.
A cornerstone of the Black Panthers until their dissolution in the early 1980s, Douglas was one of the first agitants to use the visual language of the right wing to express the ideas of the left. His powerful pieces swapped hand-wringing for aggression and victim status for insurgency. Using a strong but consistent, simple yet brutal visual style Douglas’ artwork defined the Black Panther’s pride, resourcefulness and charisma. The illustrations’ accompanying battle cries, including ‘all power to the people’, ‘in revolution one wins and one dies’ and ‘seize the times’, entered the lexicon of a generation.
Johnson do Cavaco & 2Guedinho Band & special guest Eliano Braz (aka CEARA) , MDM Percussion Grooving featuring Marivaldo, Dende & Meia Noite & special guest Davi Vieira & Jason , DJ Miller Cruz and special samba performance by Leticia, Lina & Mariko Johnson do Cavaco & 2Guedinho Band & special guest Eliano Braz (aka CEARA)
Created in 2009 by Johnson Bispo, former member of Patrulha do Samba, one of the most important bands in the Pagode scene in his hometown of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in the 90`s. Pagode from Bahia is a style of music that mixes the traditional Samba-de-roda with the elements of the modern and electric music of the Carnaval and became very popular in the rest of Brazil. Originated by the african slaves brought to Brazil during the colonial period, traditions like Samba-de-roda , Capoeira and Candomble (tradional african religion) are still alive and part of the culture in Salvador..[more]
Erykah Badu is an American R&B/neo-soul artist whose work crosses over into jazz. She is best known for her singles “You Got Me” her collaboration with The Roots, as well as her own songs “Tyrone”, “Love Of My Life”, “On & On”, “Bag Lady”, “The Healer”, “Honey” and “Soldier”. Her lyrics are highly personal urban philosophy which throw emotional challenges in the face of the listener. She weaves unusual musical influences together creating a rich texture of sound.
Adrian Younge:Multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge makes his debut on Wax Poetics Records with his original score to the Michael Jai White comedy Black Dynamite. Inspired by the great blaxploitation soundtracks of the 1970s, Younge commands the Rhodes electric piano, Hammond organ, Hohner Clavinet, harpsichord, synthesizer, vibraphone, guitar, bass, flute, sax, cello, and drums, crafting with a singular vision.
Hai-Ting Chinn , Cherry Duke , Katharine Dain , Karim Sulayman , and Nathan Baer , with music direction by Avi Stein, stage direction by Crystal Manich and produced by Wesley Chinn>
Opera Omnia presents Francesco Cavalli's "Giasone," fully staged in English translation, as a long overdue follow-up to Opera Omnia's sold-out run of Monteverdi's "Coronation of Poppea" in 2008. "Giasone" was the most popular opera of the 17th century; this raucous telling of the Jason and Medea myth features tortured lovers, a bitter old maid, a buffoon servant...and a stuttering hunchback. Using a style that incorporates commedia dell'arte and cabaret, Opera Omnia's version of the quest for the Golden Fleece is sure to delight.
The Afro-punk Festival is returning to Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park for its 7th edition on August 27-28 2011. This year has the most stellar line up yet with Cee Lo Green, Santigold, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Toro Y Moi, Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballzy, Gordon Voidwell, Reggie Watts, Res, Joi, Rocky Business, Straight Line Stitch. There are some very exciting new additions to the festival this year! Over 20 of the NYC area's hottest food trucks and vendors have been brought together for the Afro-Punk Bites and Beats Food Truck Festival which will bring cuisine from around the world and the 5 boroughs to the event.
Also, Afro-punk has invited Harley Davidson and Brooklyn Black bike scene documentarians, Denim and Chrome, to collaborate on a custom bike show featuring dozens of exotic custom bikes created by black riders in the NYC area
The Count & Sinden's approach to making dance music is a little like spinning plates. Every sound imaginable is fed into their visceral Straddling a bass heavy club sound that also encompasses leftfield rock music and global beats, Sinden is renowned for his genre-blending DJ sets, cracklin’ hot radio show, his banging remixes, and for being the Sinden in hotly tipped ‘The Count & Sinden’ and, alongside Herve.
His DJ career sees him criss-crossing the globe turning clubs on their heads with his fresh, eclectic sound, and throwing Count & Sinden’s Mega Warehouse parties in the UK: Funk Carioca, Baltimore Club, Kuduro, Juke House, Southern Hip Hop, Dancehall, House/Electro ....
- 20/08/11- Mad Decent Block Party - Los Angeles
- 26/08/11 - Avalon, Hollywood
- 03/09/11 - The Standard - New York
- 04/09/11 - Club Metronome - Burlington
- 15/09/11 - Dancerlight - Los Angeles
- 17/09/11 - UHall - Washington DC
- 23/09/11 - Bar Smith - Pheonix, Arizona
- JORGE ELBRECHT - VOCALS, GUITAR
- IDDO ARAD - SYNTHESIZER, VOCALS
- MYLES MATHENY - GUITAR,VOCALS
Formed in 2007, VIOLENS tours internationally and records guitar and synth-based vocal harmony music in Brooklyn, NY
Taka Kigawa Critically acclaimed pianist Taka Kigawa has earned outstanding international recognition as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber music artist since winning First Prize in the prestigious 1990 Japan Music Foundation Piano Competition in Tokyo, and the Diploma Prize at the 1990 Concurs Internacional Maria Canals De Barcelona in Spain, with such accolades from The New York Times as “Mr. Kigawa’s feat deserves the highest praise, especially since it was combined with such alacrity and sensitivity to the musical material ... brilliantly done … a careful and serious-minded musician, quietly poetic and considerate” and from The New Yorker “Unbelievably challenging program. Kigawa is a young artist of stature.”
- Johann Sebastian Bach Präludium und Fuge in fis-Moll BWV 859
- George Enescu Toccataund Pavane
- Ludwig van Beethoven Sonate Nr. 32 c-Moll op. 111
- Franz Liszt Rhapsodie espagnole
- Enrique Granados El fandango de candil
Sorin Creciun studierte zunächst am Konservatorium in Bukarest bei Sandu Sandrin und anschließend an der Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ in Berlin bei Georg Sava. Im Jahr 2009 schloss er sein Studium mit dem Konzertexamen (mit Auszeichnung) ab.
Sorin Creciun besuchte Meisterkurse bei András Schiff, Bruno Leonardo Gelber, Brigitte Engerer, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Christoph Poppen und Alfredo Perl. Er ist Preisträger der internationalen Wettbewerbe in Brasov und Tulcea in Rumänien, des "Pro Piano" Wettbewerbs und des George Enescu Wettbewerbs in Bukarest..Website
BOUNCE VIII will feature another huge line-up of bounce artists including Sissy Nobby, Katey Red, DJ Jubilee, Mr Ghetto, Nicky Da B, Flyboy Keno, Monsta wit da fade, Lucky Lou Da Greatest, and DJ Q. Sissy Nobby and Katey Red are both bringing their dance-heavy, booty-bouncing sets back to Republic’s BOUNCE night after sitting one out.
Mr. Ghetto and his massive single “Walmart” tore down the house at BOUNCE VII, so we had to get him again! And, it was about time to bring back the undisputed king of bounce, DJ Jubilee. Plus, up-and-comers Nicky Da B, Flyboy Keno, Monsta wit da fade, and Lucky Lou Da Greatest will perform fresh, hi-energy sets, and DJ Q will spin all your favorite bounce jams! Get ready for all-bounce blowout.
ICONOCLAST: Boyd Rice at Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003
Anthology Film Archives will be featuring screenings of Larry Wessel's four hour documentary on cult figure/artist/musician, Boyd Rice, ICONOCLAST: Boyd Rice. Screenings at the East Village institution are August 20-21 at 7:00PM each night.
Boyd Rice first came to prominence in the 1970s as one of the founders of the genre known as Industrial Music. Since then, Rice has enjoyed a career spanning four decades, encompassing the worlds of pop culture, music, art, and film.
He has been dubbedThe Godfather of Noise Music, authored several books, exhibited his art in a number of one-man gallery shows, and even lectured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, despite having been a high-school dropout. Bands and artists Rice has been connected to include NON, Z'Ev, Death In June, Frank Tovey, and quite a few others.
Zoot Woman established themselves on the music scene, releasing a string of singles and taking to the road to deliver numerous impressive live performances. Credited by many within the industry as one of the most important forerunners of modern electronic pop music, the band created a sound that remains truly distinctive and fresh.
FreQ Nasty , Virtual Boy , Proper Villains and Willy Whompa at Le Poisson Rouge/ 158 Bleecker Street; New York, NY 10012; United States
The artist known as FreQ Nasty has over the last few years become known as the man behind a unique sound, championed by producers and DJ's alike - the person most likely to pull dance music out of the occasional creative cul-de-sac it finds itself in once every few seasons. Born in the pacific Island of Fiji but brought up even further round the world in New Zealand Darin's musical upbringing was by his own admission unique. Not so much because his parents were into anything drastically avant garde, but because being that far outside the UK he was afforded the opportunity of growing up without the snobbery that comes with this country's obsession with musical categorisation.
Hotwiring naughty synth lines and dancefloor-crushing beats with elegant harmonic textures and twisted, pop-cultured hooks, Virtual Boy craft a grimy, cinematic sound all their own on the group’s debut EP "How Long Does It Take To Get To Space?," released July 21, 2009 on 1320 Records. But even before Virtual Boy had an official release, taste-making DJs spanning packed clubs to BBC Radio were spinning their atmospheric bangers, which owe as much to Bach and Mozart as they do to Ratatat, evoking Air as much as Virtual Boy’s heroes-in-glitch Nosaj Thing and The Glitch Mob.