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.
Jazz pianist Matthew Shipp, who after moving to New York in 1984 quickly became one of the leading lights in the New York jazz scene. discusses the world of Jazz and his work with Dusty from Culture Catch. In this video he is performing Matmos.
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