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Music Poetry

Corazón del Barrio: Celebrating Our Indigenous Origins

Sunday, October 30, 2022, 5pm to 7pm at the new Baobab, 2243 Mission St., between 18th & 19th

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Music Performance Poetry

27th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

Sat., October 15, 2022
Noon to 4:30 p.m. • Free
Festival Main Stage • Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park • Berkeley

Genny Lim read poems about Water, Wildfires and War and sang Jim Pepper’s Witchi-Tai-To” and “Besame Mucho,” accompanied by the Barry Finnerty Trio, featuring Finnerty, Akira Tana on drums, with bassist Peter Borshay, on the Festival Main Stage at Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley, California.

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Barry Finnerty, Genny Lim and Akira Tana at the 2022 Watershed Poetry Festival
Barry Finnerty, Genny Lim and Akira Tana at the 2022 Watershed Poetry Festival

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival is a collaboration of Robert Hass, Poetry Flash, Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers’ Market, and Ecocity Builders. The Watershed Festival emerged from Robert Hass’s national Watershed initiative during his tenure as U.S. Poet Laureate, 1995-97, which explored connections between environmental awareness and the American literary imagination. The first two Watersheds were held at the Bandshell at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

https://poetryflash.org/programs/?p=watershed_2022_inperson

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Music Performance Poetry

Lewis Jordan & Music at Large

Friday, September 30, 2022

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

St. Mary’s College

Cornelius Art Center: Patio, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575

Critical Mass · Lewis Jordan and Music at Large · Bruce Ackley · Sandy Poindexter · Ollen Erich Hunt · Jimmy Biala · Genny Lim

On Critical Mass, Lewis Jordan (alto, baritone and poetry), Sandi Poindexter (violin), Bruce Ackley (soprano and tenor), Ollen Erich Hunt (bass), and Jimmy Biala (drums/percussion) use improvisation and poetry to access a space of sincerity, engagement, and free expression. They are joined by Genny Lim on the title track.

With a unique interdisciplinary approach to poetry and music, this Bay Area musical ensemble brings an open spirit of improvisation to their original compositions. Performances highlight solo instrumental voices (saxophone, violin, bass, and percussion) as well as collective interplay. This year, the group released its fourth CD, Critical Mass (Innova 073).

https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/lewis-jordan-music-at-large