From Providence to Newport to Foxboro, MA: Another Week to Catch the Ladies of Isis Storm

23 Feb

Updated Wednesday, February 24 “Because the Thunder Can’t Help But Be Heard!

PROVIDENCE, RI – From Providence to Newport to Foxboro, MA:  Celebrate and bring a close to Black History Month, 2010, the Isis Storm way…Because the Rain Don’t Discriminate.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Isis Storm Presents…

Finding the Gray:
A Black History Month Film Screening & Discussion
On the Diaspora & Identity

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Brooklyn Coffee Tea House
209 Douglas Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

Doors open at 6:30 PM; $5 donations collected at the door.

Can Blacks tell the story of Whites and can Whites tell the story of Blacks?  Can men properly reflect women in art, and can women reflect men? What about everyone in between? Join members of Isis Storm and RI’s film community for this special viewing of “Mix,” courtesy of the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).

For more information about Isis Storm and the February 25 event, click here, email or call 401-497-5246.  For more about NBPC’s AfroPoP series, visit  To learn more about Brooklyn Coffee Tea House, visit


Thursday, February 25, 2010

5th Elament Radio on WRIU
hosted by 5th Elament / Kal Champlain

Thursday, February, 25, 2010,
3:00-6:00 PM

Hear it: 90.3 FM or
studio lines: 401-792-9030 or 1-888-303-9748


Friday, February 26, 2010

Fourth Friday Fiyah
(organized by Isis Storm sister, Jessica 9Names)


(Isis Storm sister) Indigo Bethea  &
Christopher Johnson

Friday, February 26, 2010
Sala’s Restaurant
343 Thames Street
Newport, RI

8-9 OPEN mic (I want to hear what YOU have to say)
9pm-whenever we get done- Featured Artists bring that heat!

5$ at the door;  Hosted by the hostess with the mostess and fellow poet, Mz. 9Names:
1/3 of the stiletto trio and proud member of the Isis Storm Collective

Come out and get some heat in the midst of winter and hear more about Indigo’s new book of poetry, “But Beautiful – Reflections on Love and Loss.”  Plus, there will be free food to snack on, tasty food from Salas’s menu, and great prices on drinks.  For more information about February 26, e-mail  To learn more about Jessica 9Names Simes click here, click here to learn more about Indigo, or visit the Artists page of


Friday, February 26, 2010

Outlaw Nation, Fishbone, English Beat…
& Isis Storm Sister Michelle Cruz

Friday, February 26, 2010
Showcase Live at Patriots Place
23 Patriot Circle
Foxboro, MA 02035

Doors open at 6 PM; the show starts at 7 PM

Ready for a little rock, reggae, and ska in your life?  Join Isis Storm sister, Michelle Cruz, who’ll be singing with the band Outlaw Nation at a show that will also feature legendary bands English Beat and Fishbone.  English Beat is known for blending “Motown, ’60s rock, music hall, and punk” while Fishbone, an “all-black oddball crew,” became famous for their “orgasmic urban gumbo of punk, funk, and ska.”

To read about Michelle Cruz, click here or visit the Artists page of  For more on the other bands performing, click here for Outlaw Nation, here for English Beat, and here for Fishbone.  For more on Showcase Live or to find directions, visit their website at  Click here to purchase tickets.


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Venus Sings Radio on WRIU
hosted by Venus Sings / DJ Reza Wreckage

Saturday, February, 27, 2010,
9:00-11:00 AM

Hear it: 90.3 FM or
studio lines: 401-792-9030 or 1-888-303-9748


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rev & Rebuild:  Words, Sounds, and Hope for Haiti
A Spoken Word Fundraiser and Open Mic

With Isis Storm sister Monsurat Ottun
and a host of other performers

Saturday, February 27, 2010
East Meets West Bookstore
934 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

8:00 – 10:00 PM

Join Isis Storm sister, Monsurat Ottun, as well as Proph, Rosebaby, Eric Lopez, and more, for a night of Spoken Word Poetry and Performances to bring attention to the needs of Haiti.  Funds raised at the event will benefit “Partners in Health” in their relief efforts in and for Haiti.

To learn more about this event, see the Facebook event page here.  To learn more about Monsurat Ottun, click here or visit the Artists page of  For more information about Partners in Health efforts for Haiti, visit


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