Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s 16th Annual DanceAfrica features Guest Artist Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble, and the DeSoto High School A Cappella Choir.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) celebrates the rich heritage and ancestry of Africa with the 16th Annual DanceAfrica performances and a free festival. The performances feature guest artists Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble and the DeSoto High School A Cappella Choir. PNC is the presenting sponsor for the family-friendly event scheduled for October 1-2, 2021 at the Moody Performance Hall and Klyde Warren Park. The Saturday evening performance will be live-streamed.
Rhythm is the heartbeat of DanceAfrica performances; it calms your spirit yet energizes you at the same time. You will be immersed in an oasis of positivity as the African culture flows through the music and dance of DBDT and DBDT: Encore! along with the Allegro Performing Ensemble, Senior Performing Ensemble, and the Junior Performing Ensemble of Dallas Black Dance Academy. Performances will be at the Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201, Friday and Saturday evenings, October 1-2, 2021 at 7:30 pm.
Guest artist Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble produce powerful movements to heart-searing drumming as they share African traditions and folklore, guaranteed to recharge your spirit. 360 Magazine is excited to see these wonderful cultural performances with much history along with them.
Award-winning DeSoto High School A Cappella Choir will be singing melodic and inspiring songs that capture the spirit of the African tradition. The choir has performed at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City.
The FREE Saturday daytime DanceAfrica Festival & Marketplace fills Klyde Warren Park with a family vibe through food, fun, and vendors uniting the community of all ages. Attendees can enjoy main stage performances by local community artists throughout the day. The festival and marketplace are set for Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX 75201.
NO SUBSCRIPTIONS OR GROUP DISCOUNTS FOR THE 45TH SEASON
Dallas Black Dance Theatre is limiting seating capacity to allow for social distancing in all performance venues. Block seating will allow six feet between each set of two or four seats. Tickets must be purchased in blocks of two or four to attend the performance. Because of the limited ticket availability, DBDT will not be able to give discounts on groups or subscriptions this year.
In-person tickets are $45.00 Details at www.attpac.org or call 214-880-0202.
Argentina and Colombia come together to give life to “Insuficiente.” The voices of Sael and Beele make the perfect match to this song that brings a positive message into today’s society and is now available on all digital platforms.
Inspired by female empowerment, Sael and Beele wrote this song for all women who, at some point in their lives, have felt “insufficient” next to their partners.
The song was born under the wings of the record label Black Koi Entertainment, with the production of Sael and Taiko and the co-production of Sky Rompiendo. “Insuficiente” begins as a sensual urban ballad that later becomes a powerful reggaeton, with a dynamic and commercial rhythm.
The song premieres with its official music video, shot in the beautiful city of Medellín, Colombia, under the lens of filmmakers Film by Dave and Lucas Emiliani.
Sael is part of the new generation of urban music interpreters. He is currently receiving great support from his fans, allowing him to make his born-country Argentina proud of his talents. So far, Sael has more than 45 thousand subscribers on his YouTube channel and his music videos collect millions of views.
The popular musical group Peach Pit has announced rescheduled tour dates for their North American Headline tour. They are also set to release the deluxe version of their sophomore album You and Your Friends on October 2nd.
Peach Pit hosted a Live Nation virtual concert where they announced the new dates for their headline tour which will now take place in 2021. Originally scheduled for spring 2020, the tour had to be pushed back a year due to the ongoing pandemic. Fortunately, most of the shows have a new date so fans can still watch the group perform when it is safe.
The band’s tour will now begin on Monday, March 1, 2021, with the first performance to take place in Victoria, BC. This tour will be hitting larger venues, such as NY’s Brooklyn Steel and LA’s Fonda Theatre which currently has two nights scheduled. A few new shows have been added for fans in Ottawa, ON, Buffalo, NY, Richmond, VA, Asheville, NC, Columbus, OH, Austin, Houston and Dallas, TX. Unfortunately, the shows at Off Broadway Nightclub in St. Louis, MO and The Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY have been canceled, but refunds are being offered for these shows by point of purchase.
Luckily for fans, tickets that were purchased for shows are now able to be used for the rescheduled dates. The new tour dates and ways to purchase tickets can be found on Peach Pit’s website.
“We’re so excited to announce the rescheduled and new tour dates for 2021,” expressed band member Neil Smith while announcing the tour. “Assuming that guidance from our public health officials tells us it’s safe to be on the road, we can’t wait to get out and make up for lost time and play the songs from You and Your Friends live.”
The deluxe version of Peach Pit’s album You and Your Friends is set to be released on October 2 via Columbia Records. The deluxe version of the album will feature three songs not found on the original. These tracks include “Adidas,” “Denny’s Garage,” and “Psychics in LA,” and have been highly awaited by fans. The band has been performing “Physics in LA” at live shows for the past year so this song especially listeners have been on the lookout for.
MasterClass, the streaming platform that makes it possible for anyone to learn from the best, today announced that Emmy and Grammy nominated Queen of Percussion, Sheila E. will teach its first class on drumming and percussion. Through a series of dynamic lessons, Sheila E. will help members find their rhythm, explore the fundamentals of percussion and drumming and share intimate stories and career advice for aspiring musicians. The class is now available at MasterClass, and members can subscribe for unlimited access to all new and existing 85+ classes through the All-Access Pass. MasterClass categories include business, culinary arts, film & television, music & entertainment, photography, sports and more.
“Sheila E. is a musical pioneer,” said David Rogier, co-founder and CEO of MasterClass. “Her MasterClass is a rare opportunity for members to learn drumming and percussion from a legend-and you don’t even need a drum set to get started. Sheila E. is nothing short of inspiring and magical.”
Sheila Escovedo, best known to music fans as Sheila E., first picked up drumsticks and started making music at the age of three. Inspired by her percussionist father, she delivered her first solo performance to a live audience only two years later and has since established herself as one of the most talented percussionists in the world. By the age of 20, Sheila was already a top session and touring musician, performing with some of the industry’s biggest names such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, and Stevie Nicks. In the 1980s, her undeniable talent and hits like “The Glamorous Life” and “A Love Bizarre” led to her international fame. Sheila E.’s producing, arranging and performance talents have been showcased in the music industry through numerous Grammy nominations and performances with the likes of Beyoncé, Hans Zimmer, Jennifer Lopez and Pharrell Williams. Away from the spotlight, she co-founded the Elevate Hope Foundation, which helps young people heal from trauma or neglect through music and art. Sheila E. continues to produce and perform music across the globe and her most recent album, Iconic: Message 4 America, pays tribute to songs that have defined movements fighting for justice and peace.
“I am honored to be the first-ever drummer for MasterClass,” said Sheila E. “When you know what your passion is and what your purpose is, no one and nothing can stand in your way. In my MasterClass, I will share my passion and teach members the fundamentals of percussion, drumming and hopefully, inspire them to make their own music.”
Sheila E.’s MasterClass will take members on a musical journey through her dynamic world of rhythm, percussion, and drumming. Rooted in the belief that anyone can learn to drum, she will demonstrate how to find rhythm by moving, clapping, and using household items like pots and pans. Not only will Sheila E. bring the foundational techniques of drumming to life, but she’ll also teach you how to play some of her most beloved instruments, including the congas and timbales, with help from her father, renowned percussionist Pete Escovedo, and her brothers, Peter Michael and Juan. Sheila E. will share intimate stories and insight from her experiences capturing the spotlight on stage alongside some of the world’s greatest talents, to rising to fame as a solo artist and becoming one of the world’s most famous Latin percussionists. Members will begin by learning the principles of rhythm and basic rudiments on the American drum set, in addition to music theory. The class will also cover intermediate concepts, such as leading a band, training tips, performance techniques and career advice. MasterClass members at all experience levels will master basic drumming techniques and develop a language for drumming that will inspire them to make music and play with others.
Sheila E.’s class joins the 85+ classes taught by world-renowned instructors on culinary arts, photography, writing, performance and much more. Each MasterClass has digestible video lessons sized to fit into any part of your day and cinematic visuals with close-up, hands-on demonstrations that make you feel one-on-one with the instructor. The All-Access Pass gives you access to every MasterClass and new ones as they launch. Learn on the go with mobile apps or in the comfort of your home with Apple TV®, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku® devices. Subscribe to greatness at MasterClass.com.
Founded in 2015, MasterClass is the streaming platform that makes it possible for anyone to learn from the best. With MasterClass, step into Kelly Wearstler’s design studio, Ron Finley’s garden, and Neil Gaiman’s writing retreat. Improve your serve with Serena Williams, perfect your pitch with Shonda Rhimes, and leave the atmosphere with Chris Hadfield. Hundreds of video lessons from 85+ of today’s most brilliant minds are available anytime, anywhere on iOS, Android, desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku devices with the All-Access Pass ($180/year). Subscribe to greatness with MasterClass.
MasterClass’s current roster of courses includes: Business, Politics and Society: Jane Goodall (conservation), Bob Woodward (investigative journalism), Karl Rove and David Axelrod (political campaign strategy), Paul Krugman (economics and society), Howard Schultz (business leadership), Anna Wintour (creativity and leadership), Sara Blakely (self-made entrepreneurship), Bob Iger (strategy and leadership), Doris Kearns Goodwin (U.S. presidential history and leadership), Chris Voss (art of negotiation), Goodby and Silverstein (advertising and creativity), RuPaul (self-expression and authenticity), Robin Roberts (effective and authentic communication)
Culinary Arts:Gordon Ramsay (cooking), Alice Waters (home cooking), Thomas Keller (cooking techniques), Wolfgang Puck (cooking), Dominique Ansel (French pastry), James Suckling (wine appreciation), Aaron Franklin (Texas BBQ), Massimo Bottura (Italian cooking), Gabriela Cámara (Mexican cooking), Lynnette Marrero and Ryan Chetiyawardana (mixology), Ron Finley (gardening)
Film and Television:Werner Herzog (filmmaking), Martin Scorsese (filmmaking), Ron Howard (directing), Spike Lee (filmmaking), Mira Nair (independent filmmaking), Jodie Foster (filmmaking), Ken Burns (documentary filmmaking), Helen Mirren (acting), Samuel L. Jackson (acting), Judd Apatow (comedy), Aaron Sorkin (screenwriting), Natalie Portman (acting), David Lynch (creativity and filmmaking)
Lifestyle:Bobbi Brown (makeup and beauty), Kelly Wearstler (interior design)
Music and Entertainment:Steve Martin (comedy), Christina Aguilera (singing), Usher (performance), Reba McEntire (country music), Herbie Hancock (jazz), Deadmau5 (music production), Armin van Buuren (dance music), Hans Zimmer (film scoring), Tom Morello (electric guitar), Carlos Santana (art and soul of guitar), Timbaland (producing and beatmaking), Penn & Teller (magic), Itzhak Perlman (violin), Danny Elfman (music for film), Sheila E. (drumming and percussion)
Writing:James Patterson (writing), Shonda Rhimes (writing for television), David Mamet (dramatic writing), Judy Blume (writing), Malcolm Gladwell (writing), R.L. Stine (writing for young audiences), Margaret Atwood (creative writing), Dan Brown (writing thrillers), Neil Gaiman (storytelling), Billy Collins (poetry), David Baldacci (writing thrillers), Joyce Carol Oates (short story writing), David Sedaris (storytelling and humor)
Design, Photography and Fashion:Frank Gehry (architecture), Diane von Furstenberg (how to build a fashion brand), Annie Leibovitz (photography), Marc Jacobs (fashion design), Jimmy Chin (adventure photography), Will Wright (game design)
Sports and Games:Serena Williams (tennis), Stephen Curry (shooting, ball-handling, and scoring), Garry Kasparov (chess), Daniel Negreanu (poker), Phil Ivey (poker strategy), Simone Biles (gymnastics), Misty Copeland (ballet), Tony Hawk (skateboarding)
Science and Technology:Chris Hadfield (space exploration), Neil deGrasse Tyson (scientific thinking and communication)
Award-winning, platinum-certified, international DJ, Tiësto, has teamed up with Dzeko, Preme and multi-platinum-certified artist, Post Malone, for a new Hip- hop infused dance track entitled “Jackie Chan.” The song was produced by Tiësto, Dzeko, and Preme; and features a light-hearted sound, irresistible beat, and fun lyrics, which are sung by Preme and Post Malone, just in time for summer. Tiësto continues to be one to embrace new sounds and collaborations in 2018, as a result, with the new release of “Jackie Chan” comes ahead his headlining set at Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival on May 19th, a festival he has been headlining every year since its inception.
Always working across genres, “Jackie Chan” follows the success of “BOOM,” which has received more than 50 million YouTube views and over 100 million streams worldwide. The remix of “BOOM” was released in February with Atlanta trap royalty and Hip-hop superstar, Gucci Mane, and artist-producer- duo, Sevenn.
“‘Jackie Chan’ actually came together pretty spontaneously,” said Tiësto. “Dzeko and I have been friends with Post for some time. When we met Preme in Las Vegas, he showed us the vocals he and Post had been working on and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to collaborate. I’m really excited to put this out for you all to hear. We’ve definitely created a summer anthem with this one.”
Tiësto continues to bring his music to fans worldwide by headlining more than 40 festivals in 2018 and around the globe – from Dubai and China to Mexico, Europe, and the United States.
Tiësto is a GRAMMY® Award-winning, platinum-certified, international icon. The DJ and producer is the only artist to ever hold the titles of “The Greatest DJ of All Time” courtesy of Mixmag, “#1 DJ” according to Rolling Stone, and “The Godfather of EDM” as proclaimed by Billboard. After making history in 2004 as the first DJ to open the Olympic Games, he remains a sought after headliner everywhere from Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra, to Tomorrowland. From his high-profile residency at Hakkasan to his crossover success, Tiëstocreated the blueprint that defines what it means to be a success in today’s dance music world. Tiësto has collaborated with artists like Beyoncé, Coldplay, Kanye West, John Legend, Post Malone, and Gucci Mane, while his label, Musical Freedom, helped launch the careers of superstars including Martin Garrix and Oliver Heldens. His popular CLUBLIFE compilation series boasts five volumes to date and his radio show of the same name reaches an audience of over 41 million listeners across 353 stations in 77 countries every week.
Singer, songwriter and pianist, Peter Cincottireleased his fifth studio album, Long Way From Home, today. In a departure from his past work, the 12-track album written, arranged and produced by Cincotti, blends genres into a style all his own, bringing active rhythmic piano playing back in the landscape of modern music.
The music video for the first single, “Made For Me” debuted on People.com last month. Peter will be touring in the US and Europe through winter, including two New York City shows, October 17th and November 14th at The Cutting Room.
“One of the most promising singer-pianists of the next generation.” —The New York Times
“In a word: incredible. A virtuoso pianist.”—New York Post
“Rebirth of Cool.” —Elle
“A musical sensation….” — Town and Country
Born in New York, Peter has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to L’Olympia in Paris, collaborated with artists ranging from Andrea Bocelli to David Guetta, has been featured in blockbuster films such as Spiderman 2, represented the global fashion brands Ermenegildo Zegna and Tod’s, and just recently appeared as himself in Season 3 of the hit Netflix series House Of Cards, singing a duet with the president played by Kevin Spacey.
“The only thing you can say about Peter Cincotti is that he is sensational.” —New York Daily News
“Peter Cincotti, the phenom, is a versatile singer pianist” —Newsweek
“This much talent… may not even be legal.” —The New York Observer
Long Way Home was written, arranged, and produced by Cincotti over a two year period and is his most personal album to date. “Never before have I used the piano in this way. A few years ago, I began having these visions of an album that brings active, rhythmic piano playing back into the landscape of modern music,” said Cincotti. If you threw Billy Joel, Oscar Peterson, and One Republic into a blender, something close to this album would come out. Cincotti moved to the Jersey Shore to put this project together, of the experience he explains, “At one point, whenever I fell asleep, a new song would introduce itself in whatever dream I was having. So I’d wake up and write it down. Several songs on this album were written that way. It got to a point where I felt like I wasn’t even composing, I was just writing down what was already there.”
13th / Memphis, TN – Halloran Center
17th / New York, NY – The Cutting Room
20th / Alberta, CA – Festival Place
27th / Philadelphia, PA – Chris’ Jazz Cafe
28th / Philadelphia, PA – Chris’ Jazz Cafe
10th / Edmond, OK – University of Central OK
14th / New York, NY – The Cutting Room
3rd / London, UK – Ronnie Scott’s
4th / Paris, France – New Morning
5th / Milan, Italy – Blue Note
6th / Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso Noord
12th / Florence, Italy – Teatro Puccini
13th / Rome, Italy – Auditorium
14th / Salerno, Italy – Modo
15th / Bari, Italy – Teatro Forma
THIS WEEK, TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY: SEPTEMBER 28 & 30
The internationally renowned Greensboro Symphony,(Music Director, Dmitry Sitkovetsky) launches their 58th season with an entirely new concept of experiencing classical music: Not So Classical – a hybrid film/live concert performance produced & directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker David Donnelly. This world-premiere orchestral event takes place this week, September 28 and 30 at 8PM, at the historic Carolina Theatre. Not So Classical is presented as part of the Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series.
Through five film vignettes, Not So Classical will explore the human relationship with music and the impact it has throughout every phase of life. Footage includes interviews with dozens from Greensboro community, including Symphony musicians, Director Dmitry Sitkovetsky, board members, community leaders, young professionals in an exciting tale of Greensboro’s, and its Symphony’s, growth and transformation.”Not So Classical” also featuresactor Ken Jeong. Known across the country as the star of The Hangover film trilogy and TV’s”Community,” in “Not So Classical,” Ken talks about his experience growing up in Greensboro and his music education in his hometown.
“When you listen to a piece of music that feels like it was written just for you, but was composed in a different time and place, it broadens your understanding of what it means to be human,” says Donnelly. For the uninitiated, the presentation of classical music can often prove challenging. “We are trying to change that, one person at a time,” he says.
For this unique, world-premiere experience, GSO interweaves the video narrative with performances of four classical masterpieces: Franz Joseph Haydn’s Overture Lo special; W.A. Mozart’s Violin Concerto in G major; Frederic Chopin’s Prelude No. 15 for string orchestra in D flat major and Alexander Borodin’s Symphony No. 2. This 90-minute, no intermission performance will represent an unprecedented cinematic & musical experience for audiences, providing patrons a lens through which to view the music and a new way of understanding the classical repertoire.It is no coincidence this kind of visionary project coincides with the construction of the GSO’s soon-to-be new home: the $78 million Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Greensboro.
“It’s exciting to see the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra do this live, hybrid musical show,” says Jeong. “You are really reaching across many generations to share this deep appreciation for music, and I think it’s pretty innovative.” Jeong indicated that his musical training impacts his career to this day. “When I think of my own acting, I think in terms of music and I think in terms of flow,” he says. “There’s a rhythm, there’s a music, there’s a cadence to it – whether I know it or not, we are always looking for that flow artistically, and I think that comes from my music background.”
LISTINGS INFORMATION: The Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series presents The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. “Not So Classical, ” September 28 and 30 at 8PM at The Carolina Theatre (310 S. Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401). Tickets are $46, $40, $34, with $6 student tickets available. For tickets and information call the GSO Box Office, 336-335-5456 x224, or visit www.GreensboroSymphony.org.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
GREENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (GSO). Founded in 1959, the GSO is the only fully professional orchestral ensemble in the Greater Greensboro area, touching the lives of over 100,000 Piedmont residents with its Masterworks, POPS, Chamber, Holiday and Education concerts. In its 2017-2018 Masterworks series, the GSO features talent from around the world, from newly minted competition winners to universally acclaimed celebrities. The POPS series continues to show the full diversity of the GSO by pulling from Doo Wop, Motown, Classic Rock and Broadway genres. Through its Chamber series, the GSO gives audiences a more intimate concert experience with the artists as they perform piano and string chamber works. The GSO also continues its Keep Kids in Tune educational programming, which serves over 50,000 children throughout the Piedmont Triad. Learn more about the GSO on their website.
KEN JEONG. Ken Jeong has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars, best known as Mr. Chow from THE HANGOVER trilogy and Señor Ben Chang from the critically acclaimed series COMMUNITY. Since his film debut in KNOCKED UP, he has gone on to a number of memorable roles including ROLE MODELS, THE DUFF, TRANSFORMERS 3, and DESPICABLE ME 2. Jeong was most recently seen starring in ABC’s DR. KEN, which he also created, wrote for and was an Executive Producer. Learn more about Ken on his website.
DMITRY SITKOVETSKY.A magnetic creative force, Dmitry Sitkovetsky has made a considerable impact on every aspect of musical life and has been successful as a performer, creator and facilitator for over four decades. His enviable career as a violin soloist is documented in several dozen recordings of all major concertos and a wide selection of chamber repertoire. Also renowned as a prolific arranger, Mr. Sitkovetsky has arranged over 50 works by Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartók, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and Schnittke, as well as Bach’s iconic Goldberg Variations and Chopin’s Preludes.
As a conductor, Mr. Sitkovetsky has held artistic leadership positions with the Ulster Orchestra, the Russian State Orchestra, and Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon. In 1990, he founded the New European Strings orchestra (NES), bringing together the most distinguished string players from the top European ensembles for special touring and recording projects. As a guest conductor, Mr. Sitkovetsky recently collaborated with Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Moscow Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, China Philharmonic, among others. He has been the Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony since 2003. Learn more about Dmitry on his website.
DAVID DONNELLY. David Donnelly is an award-winning American filmmaker, writer and artist. He has written, directed, and produced numerous music videos, short films, and feature length documentaries. He has worked with some of the most brilliant talent alive, including NY times best-selling authors, Grammy award winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, and Hollywood A-list talent. His educational films are utilized in thousands of classrooms across North America and his paintings and conceptual art continue to garner international patronage.
In late 2015, Donnelly released his first feature length documentary Maestro starring Paavo Jarvi, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, and Lang Lang. Since then, Maestro has been translated into ten languages and is airing on over 20 international networks spanning five continents. Most importantly it is utilized as a much-needed resource for music educators. Donnelly is also the author of the viral Huffington Post essay “Why Failing Orchestras are the Problem of Every American.”
Donnelly is the executive producer of the award-winning documentary Gabe, set for an early 2018 release. He is the director of Forte, Of the Americas, Take a Breath, and Nordic Pulse, all feature length documentaries focusing on the world of classical music and scheduled for international release throughout 2018 and 2019. In 2017 alone, Donnelly will film in over 15 countries. His work has been screened at some of America’s most cherished cultural institutions including the Whitney Museum and Curtis Institute of Music. He is the creator of the visionary hybrid film/concert Not So Classical, and is the founder of Culture Monster. Learn more about David on his website.
“NOT SO CLASSICAL” IS SPONSORED BY:
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Saturday, September 30, 2017
Well Spring & Rentenbach Greensboro Symphony Guild
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY:
The Cemala Foundation, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Downtown Greensboro Inc, Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau, and through the support of ArtsGreensboro, thanks to the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation Special Needs and Innovation Fund.
For more information please visit the Greensboro Symphony at their website.