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7TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN FOLK FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE BEST OF FOLK
MUSIC WITH LARGEST VENUE TO DATE AT ST ANN’S CHURCH APRIL 17-19
FESTIVAL MOVES TO LARGEST VENUE TO DATE, INCLUDES NAOMI SHELTON &
THE GOSPEL QUEENS, JERRON BLIND BOY PAXTON, MICHAEL HURLEY, FRANK
FAIRFIELD, AND PETER STAMPFEL & JEFFREY LEWIS
WORLD MUSIC ACTS ADDED TO FOLK FESTIVAL, WHICH HAS SOLD OUT EVERY
Buttah Noire returns with its second pop up shop mixer: Snapbacks & Jewels. From bucket hats to body chains, upgrade your Spring/Summer closet with accessories designed by fresh, local designers.
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Come party with Korean chef Kala Sung as she brings all her knowledge and joy for Kimchi. Experience kimchi like you have never before. We will drink, party and explore the different kimchis to better enrich your life. This is a fun class and each student will walk away with their own kimchi.
Kala will teach us how to make kimchi, about kimchi and how to eat healthy in the Korean way. We will be using local ingredients outside of the standard cabbage kimchi. Such as cucumber, radish, scallion, okra and even kale.
$60 Take home your own Kimchi. Beverages included.
About Kala: After obtaining a cooking degree from the Culinary Institute of America and a masters in Food Studies from NYU, Kala went back to Seoul to learn the art of the Korean royal court cuisine. Which is where her passion for kimchi deepened. Literally going back to her roots. It was not only the wonderful taste, but the strong healthy properties kimchi delivers. She continues to pursue her dreams of bringing kimchi into the mainstream American household.
Fact: Kimchi, has vitamins, good bacteria, enhances the immune system, prevents cancer and supports weight management.
XY5 is a multimedia event, celebrating the work of contemporary artists and musicians. Although we live in an era of sensory-overload, this event attests to the relevance and importance of art and music in our lives. In the acts of creating, looking, and listening, time is suspended and we are absorbed in the moment. Come out and support the local arts, underground music scene and DIY venues. Event is free, but donations are appreciated. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Join us at Branded Saloon for Queer Country Monthly featuring Karen & The Sorrows, and touring indie folk artist Eli Conley accompanied by co-conspirators Joel Price on mandolin, fiddle and harmonies, and Conrad Sisk on electric cello.
7:30 Doors, 8 pm Music
$5 Suggested Donation, No one turned away for lack of funds.
21+, Wheelchair Accessible
Why have a queer country music series? Because sometimes you love a culture that doesn’t love you back. And when everyone came to the first Gay Ole Opry in April of 2011 in all their country finery, we knew we weren’t alone. We do it because we love the music and want to build a community to support queer country musicians. We do it because everybody needs a honky tonk angel to hold them tight. We do it because we believe in country music for all cowpeople.
Brought to you by Karen & the Sorrows and Riot Grrrl Ink, the largest queer record label in the world. And with the help of the kind folks at Brooklyn Country.
Eli Conley has a voice that shifts deftly from country choirboy to soulful croon at the turn of a phrase. Steeped in roots music and the singer-songwriter tradition, he crafts modern day folk songs for misfits, unafraid to push the themes and instrumentation of Americana music forward.
“That voice! Akin [to] the classic era of the singer songwriter genre – think Jackson Browne, early Elton John, Stephen Stills, and the more recent work of Melissa Etheridge – Conley’s cinematic lyrics and strong sense of melody serve artist and the listener well. Unforgettable songs.” Tom Semioli, Minor 7th
Karen & the Sorrows is shaped around the high, lilting vocals of singer-songwriter Karen Pittelman and Elana Redfield’s lonesome pedal steel guitar. These are tales of broken hearts, broken bones, and the languages that get lost when love is gone. There’s a strain of ghostly prettiness running through these songs that calls to mind Julee Cruise. But that softness is paired with a dark twang and a strong beat that roots the band in the tradition of the 1970s country rock—from Pure Prairie League to Neil Young—that Redfield and Pittelman grew up with.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with a concert by Grammy-winning a cappella jazz group Take 6 on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8pm. Heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet,” the most awarded vocal group in history (10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, and more) celebrates their 25th Anniversary in a soulful concert that fuses gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop. Tickets are $30-40 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).
Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea, and Khristian Dentley) is the quintessential a cappella group and model for vocal genius, with six virtuosic voices united in crystal clear harmony against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves. With praise from such luminaries as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, the multi-platinum selling sextet has toured across the globe, collaborated across genres, and is recognized as the preeminent a cappella group in the world.
Take 6 has come a long way from their days at Huntsville, Alabama’s Oakwood College where McKnight formed the group as The Gentleman’s Estate Quartet in 1980. After tenor Mark Kibble heard the group rehearsing in the dorm bathroom, he joined in the harmonies and performed on stage that night. When Mervyn Warren joined shortly afterward, they took the name Alliance. Yet, when they signed to Reprise Records/Warner Bros. in 1987, they found that there was another group with the same name, so they became Take 6. Says McKnight: “Take 6 was all about a democratic process of sitting in a room together and throwing a couple of hundred names at each other and Take 6 was the one that got the most yay votes [laughing.] It pretty much was a play on the Take 5 jazz standard and the fact that there are six of us in the group, so it became Take 6.” Their self-titled debut album, released the following year, won over jazz and pop critics, scored two Grammy Awards, landed in the top ten on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz and Contemporary Christian charts, and they’ve never slowed down.
One, Take 6’s recent recording on Shanachie, is notable for three reasons. First, it is the group’s return to their spiritual heritage. Second, it is their first project without Cedric Dent, who retired from full-time touring with the group in 2011. “Cedric had taken a position with MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN) which didn’t allow him to go out on the road during the school year and kind of limited him only to the weekends and that’s if it worked for the schedule,” says Kibble. “So we decided it was best to find a person to step in and cover him when he couldn’t be there.” Third, it introduces Khristian Dentley as a full-time permanent member of Take 6. Kibble continues, “We actually had a pool of three people we used over the years. Khristian was one of those people called on to step in. He did it beautifully and had a lot of energy. In standing in for Cedric, we were able to learn his personality and he was able to learn the music. After 7 years, Cedric decided to go full time into academia and when he did, Khristian was already primed to step in behind him.” As Take 6 celebrates with a new show for their 25th Anniversary, they will share the memories in the music of the past 25 years, as well as reveal what they are looking toward the future.
Joining us for our first set on April 18th will be none other than Rasul A-Salaam accompanied by live band!
Rasul’s love has always been singing. In 2005, he began touring with various choirs, ensembles and even as a soloist. Today, Rasul is the CEO of his company – BGV Music Inc. He continues to follow his heart by sharing his passion every time he sings and will be joined by his live band for the early set.
2nd Set begins MIDNIGHT featuring soul artist Rogiérs!!
Singer-songwriter Rogiérs (pronouced Ro-Ghe-ay) will be performing original songs from his most recent album, The Shedding, as well as jazz standards the audience is sure to love.
10p // Midnight
$10 cover all night
Celebrate World Pinhole Day 2015 with Master printer and photographer Elias Roustom and multi-disciplinary artist Mihaeko (known for her work with Björk).
The duo will illuminate the mysterious and evocative world of pinhole photography as they teach you how to build your own medium-format pinhole camera. Once your simple camera is assembled, they will guide you through studio lighting and styling basics for creating a luscious still life on film. You’ll also learn about film chemistry and darkroom as your picture is developed on-site.
You will leave the $75 class with your very own camera, your film negative and the scanned digital image.
Space is limited, so register early –
Event website – http://www.emletterpress.com/2015/03/were-getting-ready-for-world-pinhole.html