Boom Concepts’ “Immersive Jam”
In addition to its traditional offerings, Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents a set of collaborative and unconventional musical events throughout the year. On February 28th, CMP supported BOOM Concepts in “On The Inside – An Immersive Jam with BOOM Concepts” at Community Forge. It’s the old Johnston School converted into a fine community space.
As soon as you entered the room and saw the seating pattern, you realized what “immersion” meant.
The performers included Anqwenique, Shanyse Strickland, Shad Ali and others, and the music swept from Debussy to Zo! to hiphop. There was a light show, a dancer working the perimeter and inside of a bubble space, and lots of refreshments.
Up next is BASSCHAMBER at the new Joe Negri Auditorium.
Butcher Brown at August Wilson Community Center, 03.01.19
The “Wall of Sound” series’ latest installment at the August Wilson was Richmond’s Butcher Brown, a funk/fusion outfit that debuted in Pittsburgh last year. The talk of the evening was percussionist Corey Fonville. Janis Burley Wilson, CEO of the AWCC, revealed shortly thereafter that the band will return for the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival in June.
Viewership is growing!
The soulBlog and soulshowmike.org are gaining momentum as a go-to source for music information. Thank you for 400 views in February!
Women’s History Month radio programming for Weekend Two
On The Soul Show on WYEP, George T. of WYEP will co-host “All Day Women.” The WTJX edition of The Soul Show will feature “World View,” with music presented through a global lens: Makeba, Springfield, Mvula, Les Nubians, Zap Mama, Joss Stone, and on and on. Join me on Saturday, 3/9/19: wyep.org at 2pm Eastern, wtjx.org at 7pm Eastern/8pm Atlantic
Open Mic at Capri Pizza in East Liberty
Just an FYI: There’s Open Mic at Capri Pizza in E. Lib. every last Tuesday, according to the Facebook page.