New from RezaRitesRi on Isis Storm

9 Sep

The Storm is Coming…with New Partnerships, Performances and More

Updated Thursday, September 9, 2010, 5:15 PM (EST)

PROVIDENCE, RI – We told you Isis Storm was coming at you… take a look at our upcoming performances, workshops, and even a political debate being moderated in part by me, Reza Rites.  What else is new?  Published author and cultural anthropologist, Indigo Bethea has a performance coming up on Friday, September 10 at a cafe in West Warwick.  In addition, Isis Storm co-founder, Kal Champlain, is moving along with her album release as is singer-songwriter Michelle Cruz, both of whom will preview works on Thursday, September 16.

Speaking of the 16th, besides a chance to hear singles off of Cruz and Champlain’s upcoming albums, the Brooklyn Coffee Tea House show will serve as the first showcase of a partnership between Isis Storm and Partners in Learning About AIDS (PL-AIDS), a recently formed non-profit organization in Providence, RI that aims to educate and treat high risk HIV populations.  As representatives of and advocates for women of color, and with a crew that includes health journalists, we’ve wholeheartedly embraced our need to speak up when, as some statistics show, “Black and Latina women make up 82% of all women with AIDS in the U.S.”

Yes we’ve got work to do, but what’s a more fun way to do it than “through the power of art and writing.”  Hope you’ll join us!

  • Thursday, September 9 – DJ Reza Wreckage and 5th Elament Perform at the All American, 7570 Post Road in North Kingstown, 9 pm – 1 am.
  • Friday, September 10 – Indigo Bethea features at Ohm Word Bound at Feels Like Ohm, 115 Washington St. in West Warwick, 7 – 10 pm.
  • Sunday, September 12 – B-mor 7 performs at Universal Brotherhood Day – 5:00 – 7:30 PM at the Vedanta Society of Providence, 227 Angell Street, Providence RI. Universal Brotherhood Day is an Interfaith Symposium on “Religion and Social Responsibility.” The program includes multi-faith music and dinner. Info: (401) 421-3960, info@vedantaprov.org
  • Monday, September 13 – Venus Sings & Isis Storm present Sonic Watermelons on BSR, Brown Student & Community Radio, online from 4-6 PM at www.bsrlive.com. Sonic Watermelons because it’s a big world with big ideas and big sounds. (Hear the extended promo here: http://m.podshow.com/media/22274/episodes/248066/venussings-248066-09-09-2010.mp3
  • Thursday, September 16 – Isis Storm (An Acoustic Night of Celebration with 5th Elament, Michelle Cruz, Venus Sings, B-mor 7 and other Isis Storm guests) – Brooklyn Coffee Tea House, 209 Douglas Ave. in Providence. Tickets are $12.00 ahead of time & at the door and two dollars from every ticket goes to support the “Walk for Life” 25th Annual AIDS Walk RI.
  • Thursday, September 16 – 5th Elament and Emerald Stone join the line-up at Third Thursdays Live Hip Hop at the Spot Underground, 9 pm – 1 am, 15 Elbow Street in the Jewelry District of Providence.
  • Saturday, September 18 – Jerky’s – the RED & BLACK CoverFire Release Party starring REZIZTANZE!!!! with special guests, including: Flizz of Who Dem? ** DirtyDurdie ** 5th Elament ** and more. Plus Reggae, R&B, Hip-Hop spun by: DJ Floss B; Opening set by: DJ Reza Wreckage. 71 Richmond St. Providence, RI // (18+ w/ proper ID) // Doors: 9pm // Show: 10pm // Party Rocks Til: 2am!!!.
  • Friday, September 24 – 4th Friday Fiyah hosted by J9 at Salas Restaurant, 343 Thames St. in Newport.
  • Saturday, September 25 – 5th Elament Album Release Party & Performance, with DJ Reza Wreckage at the Bon Vue Inn, 1230 Ocean Road in Narragansett (bonus – see 5th and Wreckage perform in Pawtucket for Hip Hop artist Planet Asia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOjZPxRyKEc).
  • Sunday, September 26 – Artists Exchange – 5th Elament Performs Cuts from Her New Album at the The Artists’ Exchange’s 3rd Annual Fall Out of Summer Art’s Festival, 11:00am – 5:00pm, 50 ROLFE SQUARE CRANSTON, RI
  • Monday, September 27 – 5th Elament & DJ Reza Wreckage perform at The Dirty Gerund in Worcester, MA (http://dirtygerund.com/schedule).
  • Tuesday, September 28 – 5th Elament OFFICIAL PROVIDENCE HIP HOP RELEASE PARTY at Forbidden City, 224 Atwells Ave. in Providence, RI.
  • Wed. October 6 – URI – Who You Callin a B**?: Women in Hip Hop and A New Kinda Feminism Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101) Facilitated by Kalyana Champlain, Communication Studies
  • Wed. October 13, 8-9 p.m. – ABC6, Ch. 6.2, 5; WRNI – New media producer Reza Clifton & WRNI pol. reporter Ian Donnis moderate the political debate for CONGRESS #2, Dem. – TBA; GOP, Matson
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