Sulu DC, Artisphere and Massey Media supporters: A MESSAGE FROM AUNG SAN SUU KYI herself about #FREEZARGANAR & ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS IN BURMA! US Premiere: This Prison Where I Live (documentary film) March 30th. Be there!
Fine-art craftsmanship will be showcased as Dana Ayanna Greaves presents her work in an exquisite gallery setting. DC-based designer Dana Ayanna Greaves celebrates the opening of her new private studio – ARTAYA.
Enjoy music from DJ TJ (Wild North), passed giveaways, complimentary drinks and two artistic presentations featuring the ARTAYA collection.
Co-hosted by Industry Gallery in conjunction with Conner Contemporary Art.
Special performance by Carolyn Malachi.
High-Art make up by Nour Kazoun and team.
MadeUpArt: Makeup by Nour Kazoun
See. Hear. Discuss. And of course, Enjoy.
This event is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP here or email email@example.com
On October 2, 2010, Holly Bass, joined by fabulous tapper Melissa Frakman, presented a poetic introduction of ALICE WALKER (The Color Purple) at the celebration party for her new volume of poetry: Hard Times Require Furious Dancing. Presenters included NAACP’s Ben Jealous and rising soul singer Carolyn Malachi.
Calling all scrabble fans, sexy librarians, vebal nerds, chic geeks, language wranglers, limerickticians, word slingers, dictionary delvers, haiku warriors and secret geniuses. The Wroteo show is where slam, sonnets, hip hop and haikus hold hands and sing kum-ba-mothaf@&!^#%-yah! Featured poets, word of the day, puzzles, games and prizes. Stay tuned for the monthly theme!
For more info, visit: http://www.arlingtonarts.org/venues/Artisphere.aspx
Please take a moment to check out the dancers I’ve had the honor of working with these past 15 days:
The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs present an evening of breaking, poppin’, and lockin’ with dancers Abraham Pari Seis from Bolivia; Min Htun from Burma; Hida Guerrero from Ecuador; Kadir Memis from Turkey; Nonie Sachdeva from India; Hasan Rivzi from Pakistan; Abdul Kinyenya from Uganda; and Yvonne Zinyoro from Zimbabwe.
Love & light,
independent curator | artistic talent, projects & programs
You wanna know my secret?
I am driven.
I know exactly where I’m going.
When I’m driving, I never split my attention between my phone and the road ahead. I answer incoming calls with my hands-free device. And text messages? Well, after I reach my destination I have all the time in the world to get “Textual”.
Heads up, Smart Chicks! Texting while driving is not a good idea. Be safe on the road. See you at the next Smart Chicks Brunch, October 25. Details coming soon.
- Carolyn Malachi
Smart Chicks, Inc.
IN THE PHOTO
Photographer: Jati Lindsay
Stylist: Leanne Woodley
Makeup: Chimere Smith
Model: Carolyn Malachi
I’m looking forward to seeing all of you this Wednesday to celebrate “Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: The Exhibit.”
Wednesday’s reception is from 6-8 p.m. at the 5th & K location of Busboys & Poets. Sonja & I will be there, along with the artists (20!) whose work is on display through January 9, 2011. Following this reception is the Busboys open mic, which begins at 9 p.m. Poets, consider staying for the open mic!
Also, if you’d like to see Alice Walker read, Carolyn Malachi perform and hear DJ EYE AM on the 1’s and 2’s, you can purchase your tickets for the dance party (Saturday, October 2nd) here:
See you Wednesday!
Simone & Sonja
Nowadays, where there is a South Asian appearance in American media, there almost always follows an over-garlanded Bollywood reference (et tu, Matthew Patel of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World?). For thousands of South Asian Americans that live here, this may tell only a fraction of their story. The culture’s rich respect for music runs in their American blood as they charm guitars not with sparkling jewelry in fields of flowers, bu…t with fuzz pedals in dark grimy indie rock clubs.
Subcontinental Drift has curated a show to reveal and celebrate these “desi” experimental noise, punk, chillwave, and indie pop music makers. On Saturday, October 2nd from 6:30-10pm sharp at U Street Music Hall ($10 cover), Subcontinental Drift presents DRIFT ROCK, featuring:
Signed to Diplo’s MAD DECENT label, PO PO will come to us fresh off a slew of massive MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY dates and a sold out tour with the Spike Jonze/M.I.A./Pitchfork championed Sleigh Bells. Sometimes described as “chillwave,” Pakistani American brothers Zeb and Shoaib’s wailing vocals surf over drum machine crested waves of reverb.
SUNNY ALI & THE KID
Sunny Ali & the Kid are a Pakistani cowboy punk duo complete with cowboy hats, boots, and more than a hint of drawl.
FAIR AND KIND
Fair and Kind is the indie pop / shoe-gaze collaboration of Indian American siblings Arthi Meera and Anand Subramanian, featuring exquisite vocals, sparkling guitars, and lavish melodies.
A rare chance to see such a show in DC-MD-VA, let alone the U.S. in general.
Support for this event by All Our Noise (www.allournoise.com), an online journal dedicated to highlighting talent and unique venues supporting indie, electronic, and experimental music.
Subcontinental Drift fosters and provides a supportive and collaborative South Asian community for creative expression through curated events and monthly open mics that fill even DC’s largest venues to capacity.
DRIFT ROCK AFTER PARTY
We’re excited to announce Anthology of Booty – DC’s all lady DJ crew who throw down THE MOST POUNDING global booty beats – will be hosting the Drift Rock after party at 9:30 Club’s Backbar with a VERY SPECIAL GUEST:
International Beatmaker Kiran Ghandi (Rhythm & Culture) will be bringing up the bass with live drums while Anthology of Booty DJs spin. Imagine live percussion + bhangragga, carribean ritmo love, vintage cumbia jams, balkan blitzes, west african bangers, electrochampeta, salsa favorites, indie dance swing, and tropical new wave…
WTF. We’re already dancing!