Archive | Events & Performances RSS feed for this section

Join Isis Storm and Friends: Spoken Word Poetry, World Rhythms and an Open Mic – Thursday, Jan 19, 2012

7 Jan
VenusSings.com, Isis Storm & Funda Fest 14 Present
“The Rhythm Heard Round the World”
A Night Of Spoken Word Poetry, World Rhythms & An Open Mic
Thursday, January 19, 2012
7:30 – 10:00 PM
Roots Cultural Center
276 Westminster Street
Providence, RI

Price: $5.00

Featuring Singer-Songwriter and Recording Artist, The Dubber; Pecussionist Kera Washington and Bassist Joanna Maria of the band, Zili Misik and performers from the women’s art collective, Isis Storm. The event also includes talent from the RI Black Storytellers’ Funda Fest and music by Isis Storm Co-founder, DJ Reza Wreckage.

To sign up ahead of time for the open mic, email singsvenus@gmail.com or leave a comment here.

Celebrate New Author, Share and Revel in Bilingual Poetry: TONIGHT in Providence with Isis Storm and Venus Sings

8 Dec
“To witness and support another woman of color who has met her destiny as a published author – that is the essence of what Isis Storm is here to do.  For it to be a woman of color living in RI, who was born and raised in Spain and who wrote the book in Spanish – that is a demonstration of how we navigate, join and promote both a local and global consciousness.”  – Isis Storm Co-founder, Reza Clifton

Native Tongues & Spoken Word:

Bilingual Poetry and Open Mic Night

TONIGHT, Thursday, December 8, 2011

7:00-10:00 PM

The Roots Cultural Center

276 Westminster Street

Providence, RI 02903

$5 to enter, $3 for students

Open mic* sign up at 7 PM or email singsvenus@gmail.com

*For poets, storytellers, and other lyricists and performers sharing works in English, Spanish, French and/or any language of their choosing.

Presented by Isis Storm and VenusSings.com, Carolina Diaz presents readings from her newly released book, “Mi Madre Es Una Estrella,” a novel about a woman who finds strength in the ancient lineage of women healers and herbalists in West Africa.

The night also includes the return of Haitian Singer-Songwriter, Marc Dorcean; music by (me) Venus Sings / DJ Reza Wreckage; AND a preview performance of “Holiday Traditions” and “A Kwanzaa Song,” two productions coming up from Mixed Magic Theatre.

Join Isis Storm and Friends to Recognize World AIDS Day: TODAY, Wednesday, Nov 30 in Downtown Providence

30 Nov


Join Isis Storm, Partners in Learning about AIDS and Other Community Partners on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 to raise awareness and commemorate World AIDS Day through music, poetry and visual art…

World AIDS Day Red Ribbon Rally: Test Today, Zero Tomorrow
Wednesday, Nov 30, 3:30 PM, Roots Cultural Center, Providence, RI

___

WHO
The Red Ribbon Rally Committee, Providence youth, and YOU!!

WHAT
An event filled with music, performances, spoken word and even a condom competition where youth and young adults are creating HIV Prevention messages to put on condom wrappers.  The first 25 people will be entered to win a gift card!

WHEN
Wednesday, Nov 30, 3:30 PM

WHERE
Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster Street in Providence

PARKING INFO/DISCOUNT:
If you are planning to drive to the event, you can park in the Grace Church Parking lot off Westminster Street for $5.00. Please tell the the parking attendant you are going to the charity event at Roots Cultural Center.

Join Isis Storm for Poetry on Black Friday: November 25 at 7 PM, First U. Coffeehouse

25 Nov

The register lines will be long, the people will be pushy, and the gifts will be fragile on Black Friday. But the power of poetry can always prevail, so we invite you to choose carefully.  THEM (busy retail stores) or US (your favorite art collective)…

Isis Storm at the First U. Coffeehouse

Friday, November 25, 2011, 7:00 PM
First Unitarian Church of Providence
Parish House Auditorium
One Benevolent Street
Providence, RI

Suggested Donation:
$5.00 and/or non-alcoholic treats or beverages

Catch Isis Storm Co-Founder Reza Wreckage Alongside “Slam Champs” Franny Choi & Ryk McIntyre: TONIGHT, Nov 17 in Providence

17 Nov

“Sorry to be both vague and cliched, but hearing the poetry of Franny Choi (only once) kind of changed my life, and there are lines in the love poems of Ryk McIntyre that have taken my breath away.” – Reza Rites/Reza Wreckage

 
Slam Champs:
A Poetry and Open Mic Event
Featuring Ryk McIntyre & Franny Choi

Thursday, November 17, 2011 

7-10 PM @Roots Cultural Center
276 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

$5 cover

Presented by VenusSings.com and Friends, additional performances by DJ Reza Wreckage, singer-songwriter, Marc Dorcean & other special guests. Open mic sign-ups ahead of time (singsvenus@gmail.com) or beginning at 7 PM sharp.

***

ABOUT RYK MCINTYRE
Ryk McIntyre is a Multi-Hyphen sort. Poet, critic, performer, workshop facilitator and co-host at both GotPoetry! Live (Providence) and Cantab Lounge (Cambridge,MA). Ryk has performed his work at Boston’s ICA, NYC’s New School, Portsmouth, NH’s Music Hall and Lollapalooza, to name just a few. He has toured the US, performing in countless Poetry open mics and festivals.

ABOUT FRANNY CHOI
Franny Choi was a finalist at both the 2011 National Poetry Slam and the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Her literary work has appeared in Fringe, Issues, Visions, and the College Hill Independent. Her play, Mask Dances, was the first undergraduate play to be produced in Brown University’s Writing Is Live Festival. Franny has served as a facilitator of WORD! Performance Poetry Group and is currently a Program Director at the Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM), a Southeast Asian youth community organization.

Honor Vets, Celebrate Poetry & Help Repair Community: Words for Warriors II Presented by J9 & Isis Storm

11 Nov

J9yoga.org and Isis Storm Presents

Words for Warriors II:
A fundraising poetry night with an open mic
Featuring The Duende Project, DJ Reza Wreckage, and other Special Guests

Friday, November 11, 2011
Friendship Café
500 Broad Street
Providence, RI

Open Mic 730-830
Featured Artist 900-1000

* Suggested Donation $7-12; proceeds from the event will go DIRECTLY to the Providence Veterans Hospital Volunteer services office.

* If the money is unavailable to you, items from “a wish list” will also be accepted, including food and gift cards; wrist watches; boots and sneakers for men and women; magnified reading glasses; coats, hats and gloves; onesies, diaper bags, car seats and other items for new and expectant mothers.

For more information, contact Jessica Simes with any Questions (401)207-5262.

***

Wish List for Our Veterans

FOOD & GIFT CARDS: Stop & Shop Wal-Mart GIFT
DUNKIN DONUTS Mc donald’s subway burger king
Wrist watches (male & female) with large face
Work Boots – Male size 9½ and up / Female size 8 and up
Sneakers – Male size 9½ and up /Female size 8 and up
Large backpacks Magnified reading glasses (2.00 – 3.00 magnification)
RIPTIX (Bus Tickets) Canteen Books
Word Search & crossword Books in large print (NO SUDOKU, PLEASE)
**Heavy Coats, HATS, GLOVES, Blue jeans – MALE AND FEMALE
Current magazines paperback books
Greenhouse /Seeds / Gardening tools for Horticulture Program
Murals painted in the stairwells and police station
Various Items for “TRINKET Table”
Books on CD and personal CD Players DVD Movies
Tickets for local Sporting/Entertainment Events, (P. Bruins, PC BASKETBALL,
Pawsox, Duck Boat rides, plays, etc)

BABY AND TODDLER ITEMS FOR EXPECTANT/NEW VETERAN MOTHERS
DIAPERS ONESIES DIAPER BAGS PAJAMAS BABY LOTION
BABY SHAMPOO BABY WIPES CAR SEATS INTERCOMS
INFANT CARRIERS BIBS BOTTLES TOYS RATTLES
BLANKETS BREAST PUMPS SWINGS WALKERS ETC…
** AT THIS TIME, WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING NEW CLOTHING**

Join Isis Storm Founders, Kal Champlain & Reza Clifton: The Empower Providence Project at RISD, Nov 10, 2011

7 Nov

The Empower Providence Project
@RISD (RI School of Design)

Thursday, November 10, 2011
7:30-10:00 PM
The Old Library at RISD
236 Benefit Street in Providence
(the corner of College Street and Benefit Street)

Performances by DJ Reza Wreckage, 5th Elament, Erik Andrade, Caliph, spiritchild, & Evan Greer

Followed by dinner plus discussions & workshops with Reza Clifton and Kalyana Champlain of the women’s art collective, Isis Storm; New Bedford political candidate, spoken word poet and fashion designer, Erik Andrade; and participants of Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Providence including spiritchild, Evan Greer and Raymond Watson.

The first Empower Providence event was held on Friday, October 7, 2011 in Downtown, Providence. This is the second event of the Project. The show is also part of the BACK TO THE ROOTS TOUR w/ Evan Greer & spiritchild.

For info/details, visit VenusSings.com and IsisStorm.com. or contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at RISD, 401-277-4957.

Join J9, Isis Storm & The Duende Project for Words for Warriors II: A Veterans Day Poetry & Fundraising Event

6 Nov

“This office of the VA distributes funds directly to Veterans in need.  As a Disabled veteran myself, my children and I have benefited from this program. The VA has provided us with thanksgiving meals, and toys for Christmas.” – J9

J9yoga.com and Isis Storm Presents

Words for Warriors II:
A fundraising poetry night with an open mic
Featuring The Duende Project, DJ Reza Wreckage, and other Special Guests

Friday, November 11, 2011
Friendship Café
500 Broad Street
Providence, RI

Open Mic 730-830
Featured Artist 900-1000

* Suggested Donation $7-12; proceeds from the event will go DIRECTLY to the Providence Veterans Hospital Volunteer services office.

* If the money is unavailable to you, items from “a wish list” will also be accepted, including food and gift cards; wrist watches; boots and sneakers for men and women; magnified reading glasses; coats, hats and gloves; onesies, diaper bags, car seats and other items for new and expectant mothers.

For more information, contact Jessica Simes with any Questions (401)207-5262.

***

About Duende Project:

The Duende Project is the collaboration between Tony Brown, veteran performance poet, and Steven Lanning-Cafaro, bassist/guitarist.

Tony has been writing for over 40 years, and publishing and performing his work for over 30. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his work has appeared in many journals and anthologies. He has traveled all over the country, slammed for the Worcester Poets’ Asylum, organized and hosted readings and reading series, and written on poetry for the website http://www.gotpoetry.com/.

Steven’s been the featured bassist for many bands in the RI/CT/MA area over the years, and is an acclaimed bass teacher and virtuoso player of 4,5, and 6 string electric bass, an accomplished nylon-string jazz guitarist, and a developing upright bassist as well.

As The Duende Project, they’ve spent 5 years performing up and down the East Coast and have released three collections of their work. The most recent collection, “The Duende Project,” is available on iTunes, Amazon.com, eMusic, and other fine purveyors of digital noise.

Their website at http://www.reverbnation.com/theduendeproject offers links to videos and music, show schedules, and more. Tony’s personal blog of constantly updated new poems, “Dark Matter,” is at radioactiveart.wordpress.com. And of course, there’s the inevitable Facebook page for The Duende Project titled, of course, “The Duende Project.”

Thanks & Updates from Isis Storm and Friends: The October 21 E-newsletter

21 Oct

Click here or on the image above to view the newest e-newsletter from Isis Storm.  To receive the updates directly, click here.

Breathe and Say Ommmm: Yoga for the Community with J9

21 Oct

“My journey to becoming a yoga instructor has been as non-traditional as you can get, learning yoga at home, at gyms, at free community classes, and honestly I didn’t like it at first, but, I did like the 20 min relaxation at the end (corpse pose)…the nap, the nap is what got me hooked. My intention for all my students is to learn how to let go of our ego, long enough to reconnect with how awesome we are even when it’s hard for us to believe it. Even if you are not sure yoga is for you, everyone deserves a good 20 min nap!”

MIDDLETOWN, RI – Jessica-Patrice D. Coulter has been practicing yoga for over a decade. She discovered the healing and restorative power of yoga while she was recovering from an injury while she was in the United States Air force. As a disabled 30 year old veteran with PTSD, and a single mother of two young sons, one with whom has autism, Jessica knows that the stillness found within the practice of yoga is the truest way for peace, both internally and externally.

Trained in The Amrit Method of yoga, under Yogi Amrit Desai, Jessica uses specific sequencing in combination with meditation throughout every class to ensure that all participants have the invitation to practice relaxing with what is, however it is showing up in that moment. She is trained and is well adept to reach all people, no matter their ability or their experience level. In addition to her 250 hour training with the Amrit Yoga Institute she holds a certificate in pre-natal yoga from Finding Inner Peace Yoga School.

Aside from her official yoga training, she holds a BA in Liberal Arts form Thomas Edison State College, and has worked in the Social Service field both within the military and with the civilian sector. She is also an accomplished spoken word poetry artist in the New England Area, performing as Jessica9Names or J9, and with the female artist collective, Isis Storm. In poetry she uses her words to open minds, tell her story, and usher in a healing, as with her yoga practice.

Jessica has a passion to bring yoga to all people, and teaches several free of charge community classes on Aquidneck Island, where she currently resides.  More information about those classes is below, or follow Jessica at http://www.J9yoga.org and on http://www.isisstorm.com.

CURRENT CLASSES
  • Monday, 9:15-10:30, Oxbow Farms Community Room, Middletown RI
  • Tuesday, 9:15-10:30, Empire Tea and Coffee, Newport RI
MORE CLASSES COMING SOON in NOV AND DECEMBER
%d bloggers like this: