Thank you all who submitted films/videos for, attended and spread the word about “Garnish” Pop-Up Film Festival Vol. 01! Despite the madness of the night, it was a great success, with many filmmakers and artists in the community coming to show love.
Spain Arts & Culture, the cultural arm of the Spanish Embassy here in the U.S., is starting its 2017 programming strong with a concert from renowned saxophonist Antonio Lizana. Lizana, known for his vibrant flamenco-jazz performances, will be playing music from his latest album “Quimeras del Mar” (Chimeras of the Sea) with bandmates Adriano Lozano (guitar) and Epi Pacheco (percussion).
The concert will take place Tuesday, January 24th at 7:30 PM at the beautiful Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, (2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009)
As part of Creative Edge’s Filmmaker Shop Talk series, I screened the latest episodes of Garnish, and also premiered episode 12, on NOVA Pro Wrestling. The community really came out to see what we had to offer, from artists, to politicians and friends who wanted to show their support. Almost 70 people filled the Gateway Arts Media Lab, with food provided by Bird’s Kitchen and Cocktails. Video was captured by FRNVR.
The Creative Edge Collaborative is celebrating a year of achievements and progress with the final “Filmmaker Talk Shop” of the year, featuring Antonio Hernandez. Antonio, nominated Baltimore City Paper’s 2016 “Renaissance Man,” will premiere the episode 12 of his self-produced web series “Garnish,” (www.watchgarnish.com) which highlights culture, causes and creatives in the D.C. and Baltimore area. In addition, soon-to-be published portraits from his series “Born Citizens” (www.borncitizens) will be on display.
A reception with light refreshments will follow a brief Q&A with the artist.
On Friday October 21st, I’m hosting RELISH, an electric dance party, featuring some of the best DJs in the DMV and Baltimore. Baltimore’s Trillnatured (CityPaper’s 2015 Best New DJ and 2016 Best DJ in the Club) and Mighty Mark (Hands Up!, Space is the Place Records) will join BVST and Vicunyah (yours truly) for a sonic buffet!
RSVP and more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/633940663441731/
When: Fri. Oct. 21st
Where: 9:30 Club Backbar (815 V St.)
Who: DJs Vicunyah, BVST, Trillnatured & Mighty Mark
Why: Dance, Move, Groove & Shake
Doors at 11 PM, $5
College Park-based funk outfit Box Era hosted another jam-packed edition of Boxapalooza, a house show that brings some of the D.C.’s areas best talents for a one-night smorgasbord of hip-hop, rock, funk and everything in between. Close to 200 people filed into Xanadu, the codename for Box Era’s house, which saw them headline the night, with performances by The Red Fens, G.U.M.P., and 20NVR. Dusty, a talented photographer from the area, who has photographed art shows, Young Thug Concerts, and Parallel Diamonds moshpits, as well as Frankliin, DJ/producer and overall creative with Last Niight, took some great flicks of 20NVR’s set Follow Dusty on Twitter and check his VSCO page for more of his work! Follow Frankliin on Soundcloud and Twitter.
Fellow multimedia journalist Niki Papadogiannakis and I covered the 4th Annual Broccoli City Festival for Voice of America (VOA), the international broadcasting arm of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. It was my second Broccoli City Festival and the first time that VOA has covered the music and arts festival, with an environmental message. Future, Anderson .Paak, and Jhené Aiko, headlined the main stage, while the One Love Massive stage saw performances and DJ sets by Nag Champa, DJ Ayescold, Rare Essence and more.
Roles: Producer, Camera, Editor
DJ Juwan, Ecelectic and I are back at The Crown’s Blue Room this Wednesday, October 7th!
Juwan will keep bodies moving with new and classic Baltimore club tracks, while I will be playing a little bit of everything, from dembow and kuduro, to deep house and gqom.
There’s no cover, nor dress code. Come as you are, and come ready to dance!
Facebook invite can be found here: