Sunday, November 2, 2014
701 Tillery Street Suite A-1
Austin, TX 78702
This celebration will include a community altar exhibit, artistic expression and reception honoring the lives of those who have gone before us and in celebration of their memories that live on within us.
Artistic expression by:
Please bring memorabilia to add to the community altar.
Drumtalk: Between Skin and Frame
Friday, September 19, 2014 7:00pm
George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center
1165 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702
Free and open to the public
Drumtalk: Between Skin and Frame by t. negresco lyles and a community ensemble including Ayana Flewellen, drea brown, Dora Santana, Katrina Simpson, Lillian Stevens, Lourdes Navarro Vida, Manuel Quinto-Pozos, Odaymara Pasa Kruda, Olivia Kruda Prendes, Rose Pulliam, Stephanie Lang, Tameika Hannah, and Tonya Pennie.
This is a drumversation about the journey of one black lesbian into the world of West African drum and dance culture in the United States. It is an exploration of women in the subculture, the dynamics of “place” and status, the heterosexism in the staging of drum and dance, and the complexity of identity and its compartmentalization.
The performance is of song, dance, spoken word, call and response, storytelling, and voicescape.
Tonya Lyles is an innovative multicultural world percussionist whose musical background is rooted in African, Latin American and Middle Eastern traditional rhythms. Her style is diversified and influenced through her experiences as a solo African dance class djembe accompanist, West African drum and dance ensemble member, West African dancer, multicultural storyteller, hand percussion instructor and gospel, funk, soul, folk vocalist and auxillary percussionist. Her path has converged with some of the greatest World percussion instructors in the United States Babatunje Olatundje, Mabiba Baegne, Mohamed Camara, Abdoulye Diakate, M’bemba Bagora, Edwina Tyler, Carolyn Brandy, Karuna Warren, Ubaka Hill, Mouminatou Camara, and Alseny Sylla. She is currently a member of Color of Sound, a collective musical experiential improvisation ensemble where she plays multiple percussive instruments: djembe, djun djun, shakaree, vocal gourd, shakara, bata, bango cajon, Mbira, kalimba, talking drums and dumbek.
The allgo (Austin) One on One slots are full/but there are openings for Sessions in New York City and via Skype. Infuse Your Art Practice With Tools That Fuel Creativity, Spiritual Growth, Health, Personal Development & Joy.
Infuse Your Art Practice With Tools That Fuel Creativity, Spiritual Growth, Health, Personal Development & Joy
Apply NOW to book your
1 Hour – One on One Session
With Artist Consultant
All sessions will happen in Austin, Texas at allgo
on September 3, 2014 between 1PM & 8PM
Artists from all backgrounds, experience levels and forms
that are interested in breaking through blocks and limitations through a process that uses the personal (identity-culture-memory-family histories-dreams) to release into clarity, direction, self-determination and wholistic art practices.
YOU CHOOSE THE FOCUS OF THE SESSION
A specific text (or project)
Living as an artist
Taking work from page to stage
Finding your voice
Or you suggest a focus
To apply email riverseestorybank AT gmail DOT COM
with responses to the following questions:
What would you like to focus on during your session?
What do you hope to get out of the session?
Talk a little about where you are in your Life as an artist.
Sliding scale $75-$125. A limited number of scholarships are available. Payment details will be sent with application correspondence.
For more information visit https://sharonbridgforthblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/work-the-work-at-allgo-in-austin/
This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.
Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com