DURM PRIDE Global Dance Party
Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)
Art of Cool + ARTVSM present the Art + Activism FestivalDURM PRIDE Global Dance Party
Shirlette Ammons aka shirlette (T4GB) http://shirletteammons.com/
Big Beat Dance (Apple Juice Kid + 5 Drummers) www.BigBeatDance.com
Carrboro arts center: http://www.artscenterlive.org/
Art of Cool: http://theartofcoolproject.com/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/234240086729260/
Description of the festival: www.ARTVSM.com
North Carolina Art + Activism Festival: a celebration of global music and community Sept: 26-28, 2013:
Durham, North Carolina – from Thursday September 26th through Friday the 28th, over 50 musicians and community activists will participate in a weekend-long Art + Activism festival sponsored by ARTVSM (pronounced artvisim), Art of Cool and 1Beat.
During the days, local and international musicians will be offering free music workshops in Triangle schools and community centers [including Carrboro Arts Center, Holton Career and Resource Center and the Street Scene Teen Center/Chapel Hill Beat Making Lab]. In the evenings, performances and collaborations will take place at local venues [including Cocoa Cinnamon, the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and Motorco Music Hall]. All proceeds from the shows will benefit performing bands (artists), and the local non-profits (activists) – hence art + artivism theme.
OneBeat is an international cultural exchange that celebrates the transformative power of the arts to engender cross-cultural understanding and cooperation through the creation of original, inventive music and people-to-people diplomacy, produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation (FSN) program in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 1Beat will deliver free community workshops, and perform at each evening at the festival. For a full press release on OneBeat, visit:
The festival is the brainchild of ARTVSM, a Triangle company with a mission to merge the worlds of art and activism – by any medium necessary. Founded by musician/educator producer/DJ Apple Juice Kid and Pierce Freelon, ARTVSM’s first project was an international
cultural exchange program and web series with PBS, called Beat Making Lab (learn more: www.beatmakinglab.com/learn-more). The festival will give Freelon and Levitin the opportunity to reunite with a student, a Senegalese rapper named Toussa, who will be performing at the Art + Activism festival as a OneBeat fellow (watch this video to see Toussa and her collective GOTAL, during the Senegal Beat Making Lab: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvXZRZvUYak )
The Art + Activism Festival will coincide with the release of a Beat Making Lab album titled Good For The World – an instrumental album, in which beat making students from UNC Chapel Hill and the Chapel Hill/Carrboro public school system, sampled sounds from local non-profits, Moral Monday protests and negro spirituals.