8/23/18 The New Black Eastside Songbook

Streetlight Guild presents “The New Black Eastside Songbook,” a six-song suite conceptualized by Columbus writer Scott Woods featuring new music composed by The Ogun Meji DuoCounterfeit MadisonKrate DiggaPaisha Thomas and Jordan Sandidge.

“The New Black Eastside Songbook” is an exploration of black life and culture in Columbus historically and now, touching on subjects ranging from local jazz legends and privilege to the police and gentrification. It interrogates the definition of Columbus culture, and what relationship such culture might have to the people who both create and partake of it. Utilizing some of Columbus’ brightest musical talent across a variety of styles and backgrounds, this work seeks to establish a bar for the marriage of political context and musical examination, adding new bricks to the foundation of whatever Columbus culture may entail.

PROGRAM*
1. Welcome to Bronzeville
2. Blight Privilege
3. Rahsaan Rollin’ In The Dirt
4. Olde Town Beast
5. Things To Do In Black Columbus
6. Bulldozing The Ave

Originally funded as a commission by the Johnstone Fund for New Music, this performance was debuted as part of the “New Music at Short North Stage” free concert series.
* THE 8/23/18 NATALIE’S PERFORMANCE WILL FEATURE NEW ADDITIONAL WORK!

 

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7/26/18 Ogún Meji Duo +1 w/ Lance Johnson

 

The Ogún Meji Duo +1 events are musical performances accompanied by a visual artist creating work on site in collaboration. Musical duties are handled by the always-powerful and progressive Ogún Meji Duo (Dr. Mark A. Lomax, II on drums / Eddie Bayard on sax), while the visual artists rotate for each set. This miniseries happens over five dates, all taking place at the intimate Art of Republic space in Columbus, Ohio.

February 22 + Bryan Christopher Moss
March 29 + Hakim Callwood
April 29 + So Jung Kim
June 28 + Richard Duarte Brown
July 26 + Lance Johnson (NYC)

All shows run from 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Admission: $10 at door
Art of Republic / 34 West Fifth Avenue / Columbus, Ohio 43201

6/28/18 Ogún Meji Duo +1 w/ Richard Duarte Brown

The Ogún Meji Duo +1 events are musical performances accompanied by a visual artist creating work on site in collaboration. Musical duties are handled by the always-powerful and progressive Ogún Meji Duo (Dr. Mark A. Lomax, II on drums / Eddie Bayard on sax), while the visual artists rotate for each set. This miniseries happens over five dates, all taking place at the intimate Art of Republic space in Columbus, Ohio.

February 22 + Bryan Christopher Moss
March 29 + Hakim Callwood
April 29 + So Jung Kim
June 28 + Richard Duarte Brown
July 26 + Lance Johnson (NYC)

All shows run from 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Admission: $10 at door
Art of Republic / 34 West Fifth Avenue / Columbus, Ohio 43201

5/26/18 – What’s Playing: Rare Music feat. Krate Digga

What’s Playing? is a rare music only listening series, mixed by some of Columbus’ top DJ and music digging talent. These aren’t dance parties so much as kickbacks designed to broaden the musical palate of its audience, though we never rule it out either. Bring some friends and chill out to music you’ve never heard before for a couple of hours over house drinks.

May 26 features the deep cuts of the legendary DJ/producer/musician Krate Digga!

All sets are at Kafe Kerouac from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
Admission: $5
Kafe Kerouac / 2250 North High Street / Columbus, Ohio 43201 

4/26/18 The Ogún Meji Duo +1 w/ So Jung Kim

The Ogún Meji Duo +1 events are musical performances accompanied by a visual artist creating work on site in collaboration. Musical duties are handled by the always-powerful and progressive Ogún Meji Duo (Dr. Mark A. Lomax, II on drums / Eddie Bayard on sax), while the visual artists rotate for each set. This miniseries happens over five dates, all taking place at the intimate Art of Republic space in Columbus, Ohio.

February 22 + Bryan Christopher Moss
March 29 + Hakim Callwood
April 26 + So Jung Kim
June 28 + Richard Duarte Brown
July 26 + Artist TBD 

All shows run from 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Admission: $10 at door
Art of Republic / 34 West Fifth Avenue / Columbus, Ohio 43201

3/29/18 – The Ogún Meji Duo +1 w/ Hakim Callwood

The Ogún Meji Duo +1 events are musical performances accompanied by a visual artist creating work on site in collaboration. Musical duties are handled by the always-powerful and progressive Ogún Meji Duo (Dr. Mark A. Lomax, II on drums / Eddie Bayard on sax), while the visual artists rotate for each set. This miniseries happens over five dates, all taking place at the intimate Art of Republic space in Columbus, Ohio.

February 22 + Bryan Christopher Moss
March 29 + Hakim Callwood
April 29 + So Jung Kim
June 28 + Richard Duarte Brown
July 26 + Artist TBD 

All shows run from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Admission: $10 at door
Art of Republic / 34 West Fifth Avenue / Columbus, Ohio 43201

2/22/18 The Ogún Meji Duo +1 w/ Bryan Christopher Moss

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The Ogún Meji Duo +1 events are musical performances accompanied by a visual artist creating work on site in collaboration. Musical duties are handled by the always-powerful and progressive Ogún Meji Duo (Dr. Mark A. Lomax, II on drums / Eddie Bayard on sax), while the visual artists rotate for each set. This miniseries happens over five dates, all taking place at the intimate Art of Republic space in Columbus, Ohio.

February 22 + Bryan Christopher Moss
March 29 + Hakim Callwood
April 29 + So Jung Kim
June 28 + Richard Duarte Brown
July 26 + Artist TBD 

All shows run from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Admission: $10 at door
Art of Republic / 34 West Fifth Avenue / Columbus, Ohio 43201