San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join me as I release my debut EP, The Believe Initiative, and present to all, The PhoenixFest, a collaborative art and music release party to celebrate the healing power of creativity & determination!
About The Believe Initiative
This EP was created out of my struggle with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). I chose to find a way to remind myself of the power of art in recovery – to turn TBI into something that could express how far I’ve come and the road left ahead. The Believe Initiative EP is a collection of five original songs, recorded in grateful collaboration with Karhi Wynn and Zach Waters.
PhoenixFest: Celebrating The Fire of Creativity & ReBirth of the Soul
To celebrate the release of my debut EP and the incredible power of art, PhoenixFest will be a two-day art and music festival held at the Rumba Room, June 28-29, 2013.
The PhoenixFest x South MainTrolley Nite x Rumba Room Art Reception
7pm Friday, June 28th
This night will feature my personal emerging visual art as well as the art of several others in various states of recovery, discovery and rediscovery. Trolley Nite, as always, is a free event.
The PhoenixFest x Rumba Room
5pm Saturday, June 29
There’s something for the artist in all of us here, with spoken word, an acoustic quartet, my own music, a hip-hop/folk/soul cypher, salsa dancing & yoga demonstrations, live painters, dancing art, custom fashion design, live body art and finally - joining with Rumba Room’s traditional Salsa Night, one of my favorite activities and THE BEST party in town!
Proceeds from PhoenixFest help me both to make this dream a reality, and supports the work of my blog (and soon to be non-profit!) reCoverArt. The mission of reCoverArt is to empower individuals, in & out of all states of recovery, to heal themselves & the world through creative expression.
Other reCoverArt projects include:
A DVD of the Caritas Village pay what you can yoga class, which is volunteer-produced and currently in final editing. This DVD will be available to The Caritas Village community on a pay what you can basis, so that I can share the class that was so instrumental in my regaining fluid mobility (I've relearned to walk twice since the car wreck which resulted in my brain & spinal damage).
I currently offer free/pay what you can music lessons (@Caritas Village & surrounding areas) for inner city/at-risk/disabled children & adults living with neurological disabilities. This summer, I am opening those lessons to anyone who wants to learn.
If you'd like to do more to support the work of reCoverArt, please consider contributing to PhoenixFest (you get perks!) by making a direct donation Caritas Village through PayPal.
Please help spread the word! #PhoenixFest