Jazz, Poetry & Afrobop!
with the Genius Wesley Trio
Avotcja lives and breathes as poet, musician, musicologist, broadcaster, mentor of young artists, friend and colleague of countless others. With her programs on KPOO (La Verdad Musical) and KPFA (Bebop, Cubop and the Musical Truth), she’s exhibited for decades her deep connection to Afro-Caribbean, African and Latin music, to African-American blues and jazz, to poetry and equally to the multitudinousÂ communities that sustain and extend those art forms.Â For years, Avotcja has brought her expansive ensemble ModÃºpue to Bird & Beckett the first Sunday of each year; when she brings her poems to the stage with ModupÃºe, her humanity and genius are on full display.Â
ModÃºpue will return with Avotcja when the health crisis that is the coronavirus has abated; this evening, the Genius Wesley Trio will bring a brilliance to share that belies their youth, proving the absolute universality of the creative will.
BRING IN THE NEW YEAR RIGHT
Itâ€™s THE ANNUAL HEALING EVENING of
POETRY, JAZZ & THE FIRE OF WORDSONG
(of Avotcja & ModÃºpue / Bay Area Blues Hall Of Fame
Jazz Group Of The Year 2010 & 2005)
THE GENIUS WESLEY TRIO
LUIS MANUEL PERALTA (Piano)
ISAAC COYLE (Bass)
GENIUS WESLEY (Drums)
AVOTCJA (Poet/small Multi-Percussion)
it’s gonna be magic â€¦ come share the vibe!!!
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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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