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December 16: Words and Music from the Opposite Ends of Pisces

Words and Music Series—Session 4: Sheila Maldonado & Janice A. Lowe

The next installment of our Words and Music Series pairs author/multimedia artist Sheila Maldonado and composer/musician Janice A. Lowe. Janice and Sheila met as teaching artists for Teachers & Writers Collaborative and spent time together at a residency at Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Westchester. They found they were quite copacetic, as they were actually cuspy Pisces on opposite ends, Sheila, Pisces/Aquarius cusp, and Janice, Pisces/Aries cusp. Here, they meet to blend word and sound intuitively as Pisces will do. They will experiment and play, remix poems together, draw sound out of the page and the spaces between words. The resulting collaboration will be performed by Sheila, Janice, and Janice’s band, Namaroon.

Poetry by Sheila Maldonado                                                                         Original Music by Janice Lowe

Namaroon is:                                                                                                           Keyboard & Voice, Janice Lowe                                                                                          Guitar, Gregory Kage                                                                                                              Bass, Yohann Potico                                                                                               Percussion, Shawn Banks

Sheila Maldonado is the author of the poetry collection one-bedroom solo (Fly by Night Press, 2011). Her 2nd publication, that’s what you get, is forthcoming from Brooklyn Arts Press. Her poems have appeared in Gulf CoastPing Pong, and The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. She is a CantoMundo Fellow and a Creative Capital awardee as part of desveladas, a visual writing collective. She has served as an artist-in-residence on Governors Island for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She teaches creative writing for The City University of New York.

Janice A. Lowe writes and composes music-text hybrids. She is the author of Leaving CLE poems of nomadic dispersal and composer of the musical LIL BUDDA, text by Stephanie L. Jones. Her poems have appeared in CallalooBest American Experimental Writing, (Pre)Conceivable Bridges and Solidarity Texts: Radiant Re-Sisters. As a pianist/vocalist, Janice has recorded with the experimental bands w/o a net, HAGL, and Digital Diaspora, and she performs with her band, NAMAROON. She is a co-founder of the Dark Room Collective.

This is the fourth installment of the Words and Music series, which presents new collaborations between wordsmiths and musicians at Word Up Community Bookshop.

Words and Music is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

On the Cusp: Words and Music from the Opposite Ends of Pisces
Saturday, December 16, 2017
6–7:30pm
Followed by Word Up’s annual end-of-year party!
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria

 

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December 8: Jazz and Jewels

Jazz and Jewels
a mini holiday market with local vendors and live jazz from the Mamaphry Quartet
The Mamaphry Quartet is a NYC-based jazz group featuring Phil Weitzman (guitar), Matt Ellis (sax), Matt Swan (bass), and Ryan Harper (drums). They play a selection of original tunes and jazz classics, with a particular flair for bop and post-bop from the 1950s and 1960s Blue Note era.
Holiday market vendors:
Linea Germania | Fashionton Heights | Popup Crafts | Confeltti | & more
Check our website/Facebook page for vendor updates
Jazz and Jewels
Friday, December 8, 2017
5-9pm
Word Up Community Bookshop

September 22- M. Lambiase / G. White group

Matt Lambiase is a trumpet and flugelhorn player and singer/songwriter living in Washington Heights. He attended Berklee College of Music and StonyBrook University. His interests range from jazz to funk,rock, and the avant-garde. He has played in a wide variety of musical settings at venues including The Stone, Café Wha?, Rockwood Music Hall, and Silvana.

Glenn White is a tenor saxophonist and composer also living in Washington Heights. Glenn performs frequently with his own groups and has recorded three solo CDs of original compositions. Glenn has performed alongside artists such as Jamie Baum, Norah Jones, and Greg Tardy.

Matt and Glenn have been collaborating in various projects over the past year; tonight they are joined by John Ferrari on drums and Marty Kenney on bass.

M. Lambiase / G. White group
Friday, September 22, 2017
7:00–8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

April 14 – Word in the Heights

This is a teen open mic for spoken word artists, singers, rap artists, and others who want to share their voices and talents. Sign up to perform or come and enjoy a night of performances and music, by youth, for youth. Hosted by “Word in the Heights” alum Jilly Jillz. FREE.
Upcoming Word in the Heights dates:
April 14th
May 12th
June 9th

Word in the Heights
Friday, April 14, 2017
6–8pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue. (at 165 St.)
New York NY 10032