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Mangrove Compilation - a musical journey

Posted in AWC Past-Fellows, General on February 10th, 2011 by Christiane D – Be the first to comment
Editor’s Note: Christiane D is an August Wilson Center Fellow (2010-11 Season).

MKL

For those of you who may remember my stint with the Afro-Brasilian House music project, 3 Generations Walking, DJ MKL presents a beautiful compilation to satisfy! The recently released Mangrove compilation features a song I did with my band Soma Mestizo and many other delicious grooves.

As DJ/Producer describes it:
One minute you could be in a bar in far flung colonial outpost, watching a brown
skinned beauty shake her well toned limbs to the ethno (French, Spanish, Afro)
trumpet laced percussive grooves of “To Dub”, while the next sipping an
overpriced drink with beautiful types in Paris to the minimalist electronica of “En
Jaguar Beige”.

Pack your passport, your sunglasses and dancing shoes and prepare for a
musical journey!

Christiane D

Beauty has arrived

Posted in AWC Past-Fellows on December 14th, 2010 by Christiane D – Be the first to comment
Editor’s Note: Christiane D is an August Wilson Center Fellow (2010-11 Season).

In the mail and now in my hands are the IR 25 cds. Stunning and glossy.

Words, music and dub fighting for Indigenous rights!

IR25 Dubversive is dub, roots reggae fused with Native American and Indigenous cultures, underlaid with conscious lyrics.

IR25 Dubversive is dub, roots reggae fused with Native American and Indigenous cultures, underlaid with conscious lyrics.

I am honored to be a part of such an important music project.

Even more honored that our song, “ivere…the land” opens up the long list of amazing tracks of talented musicians from across the globe.

A song I was asked to write describing deforestation and destruction.

IR 25

We enter. We work. We disappear.

Mad Dub Love to Kakonda, Olovotu and Soy Sos! and whole IR crew.

August Wilson Center Fellows Program - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Posted in General on February 23rd, 2010 by Shaunda – Be the first to comment

DEADLINE EXTENDED - FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010

We are encouraging all African American artists or artists of African descent living in Southwestern Pennsylvania to apply to be a part of a distinguished fellowship program that promises to nurture the creative soul within.

All applications must be postmarked or brought in to our office by Friday, February 26, 2010 FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010. The entire application can be downloaded along with a FAQ from our Web site’s homepage. If you have any questions concerning the Fellows program, please call Shaunda Miles at 412.338.8733 for information.

Take a moment to listen to the following video message from Shay Wafer, the Center’s Vice President of Programs. Good luck!

Contract Resistance: Hip-Hop, Soul & More

Posted in Events, General on October 20th, 2009 by Shaunda – Be the first to comment

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It’s all going down this Friday — don’t miss out on how the August Wilson Center does hip-hop, soul and more!
The beats are tight and the grooves smooth as the August Wilson Center, the Shadow Lounge and Urban Kontent Brand present an evening of hip-hop and soul collective performances featuring hip-hop artists Formula412, J-San & The Analogue Sons, Chen-Lo, D.C.’s own W. Ellington Felton, Common Wealth Family, Kellee Maize, DJ Selecta will provide the house music and Yah Lioness & Gene Stovall will host the evening.

Free After Party* @ Shadow Lounge featuring J-San & the Analogue Sons and Man in the Street…Plus DJ Vex spinning in AVA til 2 am! Show your ticket stub at the door.

TICKETS: $15 —–> PURCHASE NOW

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL….

State of Hip-Hop Forum

Friday, October 23, 6 pm
Free

Explore the economic, social, political and musical influences of hip-hop, both in the United States and around the world, at this special “town hall” discussion featuring a panel of hip-hop artists, including Paradise Gray, Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis (aka Dr. Goddess), DJ Boogie, DJ Omar-Abdul and Jasiri X. Appropriate for high school students and adults.

DJing Workshop

Saturday, October 24, Noon to 2 pm
$10/person

Explore the world of DJing in this hands-on course, appropriate for teens and adults. Learn the technical and musical skills necessary to become a DJ, including mixing and blending, scratching and beatmaking. Herman Pearl, aka DJ Soy Sos will be instructing. For details, call 412.338.8737 or e-mail swilliamsdevereux@AugustWilsonCenter.org.