Join us for a cozy evening soaking in soulful sounds from Zanzibar, the Midwest, and many places in between.
SAUTI ŠÁ is a Cleveland-based, trans-African band led by songwriters Matiga Koba and Nehemiah Stark. We play freedom songs to dance to, inspired by heroes like Boubacar Traoré, Ali Farka Touré, Fela Kuti, Tinariwen, Fatoumata Diawara, and Lakota singers. Among many languages, English and Swahili harmonies soar on top of traditional hypnotic guitar styles and percussion.
The Wild Embers is a musical collective based in Kent, Ohio, led by Chelsea Blackerby’s haunting vocals. The group is known for its fairytale lyrics, rich harmonies, and interlocking layers of strings and percussion. The Embers are influenced by folk, avant garde, and polyphonic classical music, and they perform regularly throughout the region.
Victor Samalot is an acoustic guitar instrumentalist from Cleveland, OH USA. His solo project began in 2010 after the permanent hiatus of his Jazz Rock Fusion group Rare Blend. Reinventing his sound and brand, Victor switched from electric to acoustic guitar and this time called upon his Latin roots but kept his fusion sensibilities by incorporating the fundamentals of Jazz and Rock.
Cleveland's beloved folk artist blesses the Root with his music.
For over 25 years, folk music has had an enthusiastic and dedicated voice in Charlie Mosbrook. His rich baritone voice and noteworthy fingerstyle guitar work highlight his performance of original and traditional folk songs, along with his nimble and candid stage presence.
Join us for musical performance by Sean Castanien & art showcase featuring Terri Grimm.
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youth photography exhibition & fund raiser
black and white photography
Youth activists are using photovoice to illuminate their experiences as Native Clevelanders and to integrate their voices in public policy discussions around criminal, juvenile justice and police reform. Shooting Without Bullets is an arts-based movement that assists black and brown teens to process complex social problems they experience and provides a radical expressive platform for them to inform and impact juvenile justice related reform.
Students are exhibiting works from the Summer 2017 cohort which features limited edition, black and white prints processed and developed by cohort members at the Cleveland Printroom.
There will be a teen rap showcase, featuring Shooting Without Bullets lyricists.
Camera donations will be accepted.
In the words of Founder and Creative Director Amanda King, “Each photograph is literally an imprint of the artists souls. These works present an opportunity to feel the etherealness of the inner-city youth experience,which society too often ignores.” The exhibition runs throughout the month of February.
Cellocentric, a classically infused folk/jazz trio, is based in Cleveland, OH and features guitarist Doug Wood, cellist Carolina Borja, and bassoonist Arleigh Savage. Wood's New/Age fingerstyle guitar work blends with Borja's classically- and latin- punctuated cello work, and Savage's rich, melodic overtones on the bassoon for a fascinating and mellow fusion sound. Their music can be found at www.dougwoodmusic.com