On July 9, Electricmeg will call down a creative tornado in Narrowsburg…. and it will be an event of pure vibrational magic.
In the past months, I have worked with kids from local schools teaching Quantum Creative Energy, inspiring the kids to write poems celebrating the beautiful and bountiful land where we live; the trees, the water, the animals, the air…. offering the opportunity for people to stop and consider what intrinsic value it holds for our lives and our future.
The performance will feature a slideshow of my photography inlaid with some of the most intriguing poems submitted from the Quantum Creative Workshops. Some of these collaborative pieces will be available for sale in the form of posters, and 1/2 of the profits from the sale of these posters will go directly to support the Boys and Girls Club.
I believe in the power of arts to transform, inspire and educate better than any other modality, and this grant and this performance are a culmination of half a century of working toward the development of this ideal.
This performance is made possible in party by the 2017 “Artist in the Community” Decentralization Grant from the New York State Council for the Arts, distributed by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (an exceptional organization which promotes cutting edge arts in Sullivan County). I am grateful for the support and opportunity!
The Value of Nature Multimedia Extravaganza
Sunday July 9, 2017 @ 3pm
The Tusten Theater
210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg NY 12764
Cost: recommended contribution of $15 (cash preferred)
The Bliss Ensemble premiered the Liberty Trifecta of Peace, Love & Joy in Liberty NY in 2016, and presents it yet again for a wider audience.
Here is a clip from last year’s performance, featuring Mem Nahadr on vocals:
The Bliss Ensemble is a collaboration of world-class musicians including:
Aalics Bronson (bass)
On Ka-a Davis (guitar) performs, teaches and has authored researches. Davis’ jazz formative years were introduced via Charles ‘Bobo’ Shaw’s “Human Arts Ensemble” which spawned such stars as Luther Thomas and Joe Bowie. Further reaches then were with Don Ayler’s Septet and the Sun Ra Arkestra. Davis has collaborating with Electricmeg for many years, including Mahjoun!, Gnawa fusion, Davis’ Famous Original Djuke Music Players, and Out da Concrete with Daniel Carter.
Andy Andre Lassalle (guitar) Composer and arranger for Miles Davis Albums Decoy and Man With The Horn. I have also played with Vernon Reid, Queen Esther Williams, The Harlem Gospel Singers, Larry Coryell, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, Frank Marino, Double Trouble, Eric Gales, Jerry Harrison (The Talking Heads), Robby Krieger (The Doors), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie), Lady Miss Kier (Groove is in the Heart) and Victor Jones. Featured with Buddy Guy for Experience Hendrix.
Pete Sloane Lewis (drums) Pete has performed or recorded with: Gypsy Kings, Ricky Martin, Alvin Ailey Dance, Wynton Marsalis, Ornette Coleman, Sambanditos, Hiram Bullock, Curtis Watts, Vernon Reid, Adam Holzman, Reggie Watts, Matt Garrison, John Stubblefield, Richard Bona, Pete Seeger, David Gilmore etc.…
Electricmeg (trumpet/vocals) Electricmeg is a jazz/worldbeat/avant garde musician/producer/multimedia artist who infuses her work with quantum energy at the vibrations of Bliss. This event is the result of winning the 2017 Sullivan County Artist in the Community Grant. She is the producer of the event, composer of the music and photographer.