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
Playing multiple instruments with Ethio Cali at the World Stage’s 2014 Kwanzaa Music Festival on Saturday, December 27. Ethio Cali will play a variety of songs from their 2014 repertoire honoring the spirit of the World Stage.
Ethio Cali Live
The World Stage Kwanzaa Music Festival
December 27, 2014
The World Stage Performance Gallery
4344 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Co-producing the 2nd annual concert benefitting the World Stage performance space in Leimert Park at The Ford Theatre on Sunday, August 24. This year’s concert is The World Stage 25th Anniversary Celebration: Honoring The Legacy of Billy Higgins and features performances by woodwind master Bennie Maupin, vocalist diva Carmen Lundy, pianist icon Patrice Rushen, the inimitable Dwight Trible, poet laureates Kamau Daaood and Jaha Zainabu, colossal saxophone talent Kamasi Washington and international recording artist and icon Hubert Laws. KKJZ is the official sponsor of the event.
The World Stage 25th Anniversary Celebration: Honoring The Legacy of Billy Higgins
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Music Director: John Beasley
Host: LeRoy Downs
DJ Mark Maxwell
John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd E,
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Original air date of the World Stage Jazz Masters Benefit Concert and Tribute to Kenny Burrell on TV36 (LA36.org). The show aired a second time on December 22. Check LA36.org for additional airings. The concert–featuring Kenny Burrell and his Jazz Orchestra Unlimited, John Beasley’s Monk’estra, Dwight Trible, Gretchen Parlato, Lee Ritenour and Georgia Anne Muldrow–took place on August 18, 2013 at The John Anson Ford Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
Co-producing the World Stage Presents Jazz Masters Benefit Concert and Tribute to Kenny Burrell on Sunday, August 18 at The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The show features performances by The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited w/ Kenny Burrell, Gretchen Parlato, Monk’estra under the direction of John Beasley, Dwight Trible, Lee Ritenour and Georgia Anne Muldrow.
The World Stage Presents Jazz Masters Benefit Concert and Tribute to Kenny Burrell
Sunday, August 18, 2013
5pm Doors / 6pm Show
2580 Cahuenga Blvd East,
Hollywood, CA 90068
Tickets: $35 / $50 / $65