Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Lake of Stew + Paula Belina
Although influenced by traditional old-time tunes, Lake of Stew are all about graffiti, meeting the Dalai Lama, the state of the healthcare system, pies, and the town of Châteauguay. The acoustic sextet from Montreal asked poet Paula Belina to join them in this repertoire of waltzes, call-and-response songs and boogie-woogie!
New York Temptation: Waldman — Arcade — Holman
La Sala Rossa, Montréal, Québec
One thing D. Kimm brought back from her six-month stay in New York is this line-up of fervent, provocative, avant-garde artists. Poet, performer and consummate showman Bob Holman is the founder and artistic director of the Bowery Poetry Club in New York. He will be joined by the Brahja Waldman’s Quartet. Anne Waldman, who fell in love with us at the 2004 FVA, is a monument. A poet, performer, and cultural and political activist, she co-founded with Allen Ginsberg the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute (now Naropa University) in Colorado. She will be joined by her son, musician Ambrose Bye. The legendary Penny Arcade is known for her experimental theatre and disorderly performances. A teen superstar at the Andy Warhol Factory, she toured the world before returning to New York to live.
Night Shift: Sapo
A self-taught musician, Sapo tells stories in the form of light-hearted imagistic songs, accompanying herself on guitar, piano and accordion. A true chameleon, she sings in character in French, English, Spanish and German.
Night Shift: Open Mic
Casa del Popolo, Montréal, Québec
5 minutes. Anything goes: poetry, prose, performance, song, English, French or any other language. But be warned: it has to be your own work.