David Broza: East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem
Film Screening, Q&A and Live Performance
at the Museum of Tolerance - April 12, 2016
Blessed are the peacemakers.
It was hard to determine who David Broza’s most implacable enemy was at the screening of his 2014 film East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem last night at the Museum of Tolerance—Palestinians, or Israelis? I went back and forth, so here is a blow-by-blow account of one of the more gripping films and live performances I have encountered in my effort to cover the waterfront for FolkWorks over the past 15 years.
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(September 22, 1932 - April 3, 2016)
Pitt Kinsolving died at 6:30am, Sunday, April 3, 2016, after a multiyear battle with cancer.
Reprinted from PITT KINSOLVING - A FOLK HERO AND A BLUEGRASS CELEBRATION
Pitt Kinsolving, a man with a most distinguished name, is known for organizing folk music events, as well as getting musicians together to make music. While engineering sound for recordings, performances, and other live programs has been his profession, he has been an important force in bringing folk music to Southern California through his volunteer efforts in planning and promoting concerts and festivals, and in his active participation in hoots.
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Aritmia – A Marriage Made in Music
On first glance, the accordion and the acoustic guitar have little in common. The first is a large, hulking affair strapped on to the musician who negotiates its keyboard or buttons to achieve various pitches and manipulates bellows to control tone, timbre, and dynamics. The guitar, on the other hand, seems to melt into the musician’s body as tones are teased out by plucking and strumming and fingers achieve dynamics and texture with direct pressure.
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TITLE: LEMA LEMA
ARTIST: EVA SALINA
LABEL: VOGITON RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 11, 2016
Eva Salina Sings Šaban Bajramović
I first heard Eva Salina sing over 15 years ago at Balkan Music & Dance Camp in the coastal redwood forest of west Mendocino County. I can’t imagine she was old enough to drive at the time, yet there she was, confidently and deftly belting out assorted Balkan folk songs alongside considerably more tenured singers from both the Balkans and America.
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THE REVELERS: CAJUNS, GRAMMYS, A SAXOPHONE, AND THE TIKI PARLOUR
On February 12th, Louisiana's Cajun Swamp Pop supergroup The Revelers were in Los Angeles for the Grammys. The Revelers are a band of brilliant young musicians composed of ex-members of the Red Stick Ramblers and the Pine Leaf Boys. Their instrumentation: accordion, fiddle, guitar, saxophone, electric bass and voices! As a hardcore traditionalist, I give these guys my stamp of approval, big time! Collectively, they are masters of older music styles such as Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, R & B, Old-Time and Jazz. Each member composes original songs and sings with passion and might.
When the Grammys called, I jumped at the chance to host them for an Old-Time Tiki Parlour show. The event was held at a very unique concert venue: Timewarp Records, one of the last bastions of vinyl records and vintage sound systems in Los Angeles. Timewarp has turned into one of the great underground music venues in LA and the Tiki Parlour will be hosting many more shows there.
The evening began with a new local traditional Cajun band, the High Life Cajun Band. They got the crowd peppered up and in the mood for some Cajun rock fantastic.
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REVEREND GARY DAVIS
(April 30, 1896 – May 5, 1972)
REVEREND GARY DAVIS, also Blind Gary Davis (April 30, 1896 – May 5, 1972), was an African-American bluesand gospel singer and guitarist, who was also proficient on the banjo, guitar and harmonica. His fingerpicking guitar style influenced many other artists. His students include Stefan Grossman, David Bromberg, Roy Book Binder, Larry Johnson, Nick Katzman, Dave Van Ronk, Rory Block, Ernie Hawkins, Larry Campbell, Bob Weir,Woody Mann, and Tom Winslow. He influenced Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Wizz Jones, Jorma Kaukonen, Keb' Mo', Ollabelle, Resurrection Band, and John Sebastian (of the Lovin' Spoonful).
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BAY AREA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
Orinda Community Center
28 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563
7:30pm THE AVETT BROTHERS / THE MILK CARTON KIDS
The Greek Theatre
2700 North Vermont, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027
8:00pm REVEREND TALL TREE
434 West 6th St., San Pedro, CA 90731-2632
8:00pm LUCY KAPLANSKY
McCabe’s Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
8:00pm DAVID PRITCHARD ACOUSTIC GUITAR TRIO
Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 92675
9:30am - 12:00pm KAYSO FOLK DANCERS
Casa del Prado, Rm. 206, Balboa Park
1800 El Prado, San Diego, CA
Jerry Waddell 619-479-8015`
7:15pm - 10:00pm WEST VALLEY FOLK DANCERS
Canoga Park Senior Center
7326 Jordan Ave., Los Angeles, CA
7:45pm - 11:00pm PASADENA FOLK DANCE CO-OP
Throop Unitarian Church
300 S. Los Robles, Pasadena, CA
7:45pm - 10:45pm WEST LOS ANGELES FOLK DANCERS
1309 Armacost Ave., West Los Angeles, CA
8:00pm - 11:00pm L.I.F.E.BALKAN DANCE
LA DanceFit Studio
10936 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
8:30pm - 11:00pm KYPSELI GREEK DANCE CENTER
The Tango Room
4346 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA
9:00pm - 11:00pm BEVERLY HILLS ISRAELI DANCING
8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA