And so begins 2015!
Mar. 9 - in NY @ the Schomburg Center w/Toshi Reagon, Nona & Mamafunk’s Band
An evening with lots of ‘Sanga’s’ singing lots of the songs from Nona’s catalogue along with Nona and her band ‘Mamafunk’ funkin the place up!
Mar. 10 to 13 - in Boston @ Berklee College
‘Ambassador for Artistry In Music’ my spriing week working with students and faculty in the Music Ensemble, Music Theater and Electronic Production & Design departments.
Mar. 15-18 Berklee in NY, ‘Berklee On Broadway’
Master Classes, Music Theater Panels. A Berklee to Broadway’ pilot field trip.
Mar. 27, 28 & 29 in New York - Rehearsals for ‘Parallel Lives’ Billie Holiday & Piaf …see more info below for @ http://www.Harlemstage.org
March 26, (Thursday) @ 6:30 PM
Bold Soul Sisters: A Revolution of Sound & Style
Panel Discussion Riding the waves of an evolving Feminist movement and the sexual revolution, the “girl groups” of the 1960s gave way to a more progressive look and sound for female singers in the 70s. Groups like Labelle, The Pointer Sisters, First Choice, and Sister Sledge took R&B, jazz, soul and even country music to a new level. Music journalist and essayist Christian John Wikane interviews four women who helped power these groups to the pinnacle of the 1970s popular music scene: Rochelle Fleming, Nona Hendryx, Ruth Pointer, and Kathy Sledge.
Apr. 20 @ Harlem Stage Fundraising Gala featuring Nona Hendryx, Valerie Simpson & Joey Arias
Join Nona, Valerie and Joey, for an evening of Billie Holiday songs, some she made famous and others she styled her way. The three artists will bring their musical style to pay tribute to ‘Lady Day’ as a Prelude to the April 30th and May 1st shows ‘Parallel Lives’ performances; the music of Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf with quotes by James Baldwin.
Apr. 25 @ Berklee & M.I.T Show (Electronics & Cyberness Ya’ll!)
Apr. 30 & May 1st - Harlem Stage ‘Gate House’
Two Nights Celebrating the Centennial’s of Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf.
Nona Hendryx leads singers and musicians singing the songs of 2 Iconic Artist.
Billie and Edith became the voices of their generation, influencing thousands of singers, musicians, painters and writers; artists in every artistic discipline around the world. (Two women born 6 months apart, each abandoned by a parent, they spoke different languages, of different ethnicity living in different cities divided by 3,500 miles, whoes lives are ‘parallel’ and who with their voices and songs represented the joie de vivre (joy of life) and the ‘toucher le fond du désespoir’ (depths of despair) during their time; Billie Holiday aka ‘Lady Day’ nee (Elenora Fagan) April 7th 1915 and Edith Piaf aka La Mome Piaf, (‘The Little Sparrow’) nee Edith Giovanna Gassion, December 19, 1915.
They died 4 years apart in the cities they loved.
Questions I ask myself; Did they ever meet? If they did, what would they have said, done, felt, shared? Would they have sung to break the ice?
We will sing, play, dance and remember two magical voices!
Come Join us!
The Harlem Stage Gatehouse is located at 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street across from Aaron Davis Hall.
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Mosaic w/Terri Lynn Carrington
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Sample of my ‘Winds Of Change’ Digital Painting w/lyrics & melody!
“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’
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