Thursday – April 29th 2010 – at Union Square Park, in front of the Gandhi Statue. Among our topics will be the current street artist issue and their battle with NYC Parks Dept./Bloomberg. Come by and speak your mind on this or another topic close to your heart. Hope to see you there.
I started the Teepee Project in order to give the average person a platform to express themselves and have their voice heard. Every time I put on the news, I see the tea party coverage and can’t help but think how their views do not represent me and how else can the average person express themselves without dressing up in a silly costume. So instead of sitting on the couch doing nothing, a friend and I decided to put a teepee up in Union Square Park, NYC to record people on video and get their point of view on various concerning topics of the day. It turned out to be a success and we will continue the grass-roots effort for as long as we can. I am a big fan of Sohrab and his music, ever since we met in Central Park last summer. We collaborated on a short film entitled, Death and the Dancer in September of 2009 – Sohrab created the musical score and I directed. Hopefully, we will work together again in the future as he is an extremely talented musician, artist and activist. He was kind enough to show up at the teepee in Union Square and can be seen in part 3 of the series, closing us out with a beautifully played song…
Artist: Jerry Leake Title: Cubist Cat.#: 1 Label: Rhombus Publishing Genre: World Beat
Text by Jim Hoey
The number of instruments played by Jerry Leake on his latest album is dizzying and far-reaching, representing five or maybe six continents (I didn’t catch a didgeridoo but I may have missed it), enough to make this one of the most eclectic collections of globetrotting global percussion that I’ve heard yet.
1. Roberto’s invited you to “the Patrizia Scascitelli Sextet & Virginia Mayhew Quartet”
Date: Monday, April 26, 2010 Time:8pmPatrizia Scascitelli Sextet (Patrizia Scascitelli on piano, Jamie Baum on flute, Dave Smith on trumpet, Andy Hunter on trombone, Marcos Varela on bass and Sylvia Cuenca on drums) – 10pm Virginia Mayhew Quartet (Virginia Mayhew on tenor saxophone, Kenny Wessel on guitar, Harvie S on bass and Victor Jones on drums) Venue: Rosie O’Grady’s (149 West 46 Street, New York, NY 10036) Ticket: $10 Genre: Jazz
It made perfect sense that when I walked into this show, down the stairs at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Mixel Pixel was already on stage in fuzzy animal costumes with guitars and a laptop and a big screen projecting cartoons, and little kids were dancing in the light, encouraged by their way cool parents to run around. Everything was fuzzy and bright, and just a bit day-glo, despite the dark interior.