Avotcja, the name conjures up feelings of wisdom and strength. Her voice and music have given life to several instances of social injustice, propelling her audiences to be inspired and to make change.Â Avotcja has been published in English & Spanish in the USA, Mexico & Europe, and in more Anthologies than she remembers. She is an award winning Poet & multi-instrumentalist playing with the likes ofÂ Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Bobi & Luis Cespedes, John Handy, Sonido Afro Latina, Dimensions Dance Theater, Black Poets With Attitudes, Bombarengue, Nikki Giovanni, Los Angeles’ Build An Ark, Dwight Trible, Diamano Coura West African Dance Co., Terry Garthwaite, Big Black, The Bay Area Blues Society & Caribeana Etc. Shared stages with Sonia Sanchez, Piri Thomas, Janice Mirikitani, Diane DiPrima, Michael Franti, and Jayne Cortez to name a few…
Daniel Brady has been the host of the Sacred Grounds Cafe open mike for over five years! His poetry has been featured in the following anthologies:Â West Coast Review (Penzance Press, 2006), Mariposa #12 (Haiku Poets of Northern California, 2005), Sacred Grounds Anthology (Minotaur Press, 2005), Benecia Historical Museum , Love Poems 2004 (Small Poetry Press, 2004), Sacred Grounds Anthology(Minotaur Press, 2004), andÂ A Path to the Sea (Two Autums Press, 1996). His work mingles sentiments of compassion and the mundane, highlighting fleeting moments between San Francisco and its inhabitants.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site