On July 9, The Value of Nature Multimedia Extravaganza will call down a creative tornado in Narrowsburg…. Not only will we feature young poets from the Liberty and Monticello Boys & Girls Club, not only will we feature Electricmeg’s bold nature photography, and not only will we raise the rafters with some superlative music performed by a powerhouse ensemble of world-renown musicians…
This will be an event of vibrational magic, celebrating the beautiful and bountiful land where we live; the trees, the water, the animals, the air…. and offering the opportunity for people to stop and consider what intrinsic value it holds for our lives and our future.
Bring your dancing shoes! And your wallet, as we will be selling collaborative posters – Electricmeg’s photography combined with the poetry of our aspiring young superheroes. Half of all profits of the sale of the posters will go right back to the Boys and Girls Club, a vital, fabulous resource helping our kids get a great start in life.
Purchase earlybird tickets ($12) at the following link:
If you prefer, you can send a check for the total purchase price to
PO Box 302
White Sulpher Springs NY 12758.
Payment must be received prior to July 4, 2017.
This performance is made possible by virtue of my winning the 2017 “Artist in the Community” Decentralization Grant from 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
Earlybird ticketholders will be placed on a list and must check in at the theater before the performance.
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:
Kim Clarke – (bass) New York Native Kim Clarke is a parent, bassist, composer, bandleader, website developer, earring designer and founder of the LADY GOT CHOPS Women’s History Month Music & Arts Festival.
She has toured with Joe Henderson, Yusef Lateef, Joseph Bowie & Defunkt and has performed with : Art Blakey, Bertha Hope, Harold Ousley, Jimmy Heath, Jaki Byard, George Braith and Space Island, Rashied Ali, Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Teri Thornton, Lester Bowie, Andy Bey, Louis Hayes, Gerald Hayes, Lionel Hampton, Donald Byrd, Donald Blackman, Candido, Patato, Little Jimmy Scott, Dr. Billy Taylor, Olu Dara, Screamin Jay Hawkins, Dakota Staton.
On Ka-a Davis – (guitar) has participated within a full spectrum of music experiences. He performs, teaches and has authored researches.
Davis studied and performed as a concert artist of the classical guitar. 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 been collaborating with Electricmeg for many years now. Two groups in particular that gathered attention were Mahjoun!, a Gnawa fusion band and Davis’ Famous Original Djuke Music Players a group that forwards Davis’ ‘djuke‘ pulse-beat sound.
Davis has self-produced 30 releases for On Mu Music which have featured artists Marie Afonso (Zap Mama), Jojo Kuo (Fela Kuti), Luther Thomas, Sabir Mateen and Matthew Shipp. Davis also has two other releases as a leader, “Seeds of Djuke” (LiveWiredMusic) and “Djoukoujou!” recorded to John Zorn’s Tzadik label.
Davis continues to enjoy making music with great artists which include those of this ‘Bliss Ensemble’.
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 –
Electricmeg – Electricmeg is a musician / multimedia artist who infuses her work and actions with the highest standards, seeking to instill the highest ethics and values in everything she does. She is a trumpetista/ composer/ producer with grandiose visions and a penchant for working with extraordinary artists.
In producing this event, she combines her adoration for nature with a driving desire to help the young generation engage with their creative, quantum energy.
Our honored guest for this performance is Clark Gayton.
Clark Gayton Clark Gayton, born in 1963 in Seattle Washington, Attended The Cornis School and the Berklee College of Music.
Credits: Donald Baily, Ed Kelly and Pharoah Sanders, Charles Tolliver, Lionel Hampton, the Skatalites, McCoy Tyner, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra and Maxwell, Steel Pulse, Quenn Latifah, Sting, Prince, Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, the Brazilian Girls, Babel Girberto, Elvis Costello, Usher, Beyonce Knowles, David Byrne, Levon Helm, Bruno Mars, Sturgel Simpson and Steve Van Zandt.