NONA NEWS FLASH 4.8.13
2 New Dates:
D.C, Apr.19 - Howard Theartre Restoration
N.Y, Apr.20 - Apollo Theartre
I hope to see ya in Da House!
Apr. 20 - CARL HANCOCK RUX FOR HIS HOMEOSTASIS CD RELEASE @ THE APOLO THEATRE
Nona joins Carl Hancock Rux for his return to his artistic roots and reunites his spoken word/performance band in Rux Revival. Homeostasis, explores more global themes. Rux, along with conductor, Greg Tate and special guests KimberlyNichole Rock Ballerina, Nona Hendryx and Martha Redbone, will capture the revival experience through spectacle and sound.
APR. 19 - HOWARD THEATRE RESTORATION GALA
In addition to recognizing Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan and Valerie Simpson, artists such as Be Be Winans, Sheila E., Leela James, Nona Hendryx, Maysa, Marsha Ambrosius, Jaguar Wright, Athena Cage, and Howard Universities’ Afro Blue will pay tribute to these living legends and Etta James and the International Sweethearts of Rhythm through - performance. There will also be a special memorial tribute to “DC Men we Loved”, Chuck Brown and Dr. Donald Byrd.
The Apollo Master Class, ‘Is On’! Here’s my thinking…sharing & teaching is about giving back to all who’d like to come and experience what my experience, knowledge and talent has to offer. See below links to the Performance & Vocal Seminar by Mamafunk aka Me!
Mar. 26 - Nona Rewired! @ Berklee College of Music
Battle of the Boroughs concerts. Hosted by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight.
Mosaic Project, Hosmer Hall, Potsdam, NY
Notes from Mamafunk:
From Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ to ‘The World of Captain Beefheart’ straight to a show with the Mosaic Project, Whew! With more challenging projects up my every changing sleeve, stay tuned my peeps!
I first met Captain Beefheart at The Bottom Line, a club in the village in NY when he and the Magic Band altered minds including mine and thus began my exploration and love for Captain Beefheart’s lyrics and music. A one off performance of ‘UPON THE OH MY’ with Gary Lucas on guitar during a tribute to Captain Beefheart led by JesseKrakow was the catalyst for my performing with the Metropole Orkestra in Amsterdam tomorrow night, FEB. 17 @ 8:30 @ PARADISO. CO KLOET (really cool guy), invited me on GARY LUCAS’ suggestion, thank’s Gary, your cool too, we do our ‘glimmer twins’ dark sun glasses thing & you play a mean slide guitar! See all those who can make it at the Trout Mask Replica Bash!
My 1st Show w/Global Noize @ Drom, Fri. Night!
Here’s What Went Down!
“Temple of Heaven” on Later Live with Jools
After 2 shows in Shanghai & Bejing, China w/Mosaic, playing the Opera House in Warsaw, Poland w/Polish singer, Urszula Dudziak & Mosaic
- Some Recent History -
*HERE’S A LINK TO THE 1ST SONG - on ‘Later w/Jools’ Check your local listings it’s also on the cable channel ‘Palladia’!
“LET’S GIVE LOVE A TRY”
“MUTATIS MUTANDIS” CD
Reel Black TV Shot this video at our show at Philadelphia’s World Cafe!
CHECK OUT THE ‘TEA PARTY’ BELOW!
8 1/2 min long version of
‘The Tea Party, The Me Party’
SPREAD THE WORD! BE PART OF THE SOLUTION NOT THE PROBLEM!