Toshi Reagan’s Word Rock Sword Festival @ Le Poison Rouge Sept. 21st
A Musical Celebration of Women's Lives YEAR IX 9.21.19 w/ Arooj Aftab Nona Hendryx Alsarah Marcelle D. Lashley Christelle Durandy Ganessa James Morley Roya Marsh Taina Asili Kala Brame Gina Breedlove Rimarkable and many many more...
Price:$20 in advance
Time: 6pm doors 7pm show
Location: (le) poisson rouge, NYC
A Festival Exploration of Women’s Lives VIII
All are welcome, 8 Days in NYC
September 16-23, 2018
WRSVIII is an 8 day community festival founded and curated by Toshi Reagon. It takes place in venues in NYC. Anything goes, music venues, clubs, community centers, churches, parks, yoga studios, bars, museums and sometimes Toshi’s house. Each place a sanctuary to be in conversation with each other.
Toshi Reagon started the festival with the intention of, “responding creatively, showing our lives, our work, our activism and our talent. We struggle in a political climate that still tolerates and actively encourages systemic discrimination against women–from the workplace to the doctor’s office. We witness Congressional attacks on funding for Planned Parenthood; the harassment and murder of abortion providers; the denial of access to affordable health care; the constant vulnerability of women and girls to violence and sexual abuse; the daily struggle of women to hold families together in our ailing economy. We will come together to share our gifts and focus our intentions for the 21 Century.”
The festival’s flagship event is the capstone concert on September 22, 2018 at Le Poisson Rouge. Over 20 musicians and artists will come together to share their gifts and celebrate women’s lives.