Dexter Story performs drums with poet elder / author Kamau Daaood at Union Station on Thursday, April 28, 2017. The event features pianist Mark de Clive-Lowe among other seasoned musicians.
METRO ART PRESENTS: KAMAU DAÁOOD
Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month as we welcome legendary Los Angeles performance poet, Kamau Daáood.
Friday, April 28 from 4:00 – 5:30pm in Union Station’s Waiting Room
This screening is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.
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Part of Metro Art’s long-standing partnership with the Poetry Society of America, we are thrilled to present legendary Los Angeles performance poet, Kamau Daáood. Co-founder of the World Stage Performance Gallery, Daáood has spent decades engaged with audiences locally, nationally and internationally. The award winning, critically acclaimed poet’s cascading images, and syncopated flow, likened to improvised music aimed at truth telling and healing is what we have come to expect from his performances. The author and recording artist has been referred to as the word musician due to his electrifying performance style. He will be joined by an amazing group of youthful poets and musicians. Kamau is happy to have the amazing musician, keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe as musical director for this event.
Launched in October 1998, Poetry in Motion/LA™ places poetry directly in the path of more than one million Metro bus riders daily. In addition to placing over 60,000 poetry placards on the interiors of Metro buses, the program also sponsors live poetry readings at busy bus stops and rail stations throughout Los Angeles County during the month of April (National Poetry Month).
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF0DSCTMke8 http://www.mamajazz.org/pages/biokamau.html
Dexter Story and a few friends take over Rocio Wyldeflower’s Nueve Record Potluck at The Virgil after his Wondem performance at Union Station. Nueve is a monthly vinyl record potluck celebrating music lovers & their record collections: in revolutions of nine. The festivities begin at 7pm and end at 1am and this event will mark Nueve’s 3rd year.
Nueve Record Potluck
4519 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
7p – 1a
Dexter Story & Wondem perform live in the beautiful waiting room of Los Angeles’ Union Station on Friday, February 26. The free late afternoon concert will feature selections from Dexter Story’s recent Soundway Records release #Wondem as well as new original compositions.
On Friday, February 26, the Wondem ensemble will proudly feature the following musicians in the Union Station main waiting room:
Etsegenet Mekonnen – Bass, Vocals
Kibrom Birhane – Keys, Vocals, Massinqo
Mike McTaggart – Guitar
Randal Fisher – Tenor Saxophone, Flute
Te’Amir Yohannes Sweeney – Drums, Percussion
Dexter Story – Keys, Guitar, Vocals
Metro Arts Presents Dexter Story & Wondem Live
Friday, February 26, 2016
Union Station Los Angeles
800 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Playing various instruments with Ethio Cali Ensemble live at Union Station celebrating the Ethiopian New Year on Friday, September 12.
Ethio Cali is a Los Angeles based Ethio-Jazz ensemble, led by trumpeter, arranger, and composer Todd Simon. The ensemble’s sublime sound is inspired by the golden age of Ethiopian music of the 1960s and 70s, filtered through a lens that is uniquely Los Angeles. Acknowledging the diverse musical foundations of Ethio-Jazz, the ensemble also draws inspiration from the rhythmic and melodic textures of Sudan, Somalia, Ghana, and Colombia.
Admission is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.
8pm DJ set by Jeremy Sole (KCRW, TheLift, Afro Funké)
8:15p Ethio Cali first set
9p DJ set with Jeremy Sole
9:15p Ethio Cali second set
Ethiopian New Year Celebration w/ Ethio Cali Live
Friday, September 12, 2014
Fred Harvey Room
800 North Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012