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MEP Open House: Eve of New Year’s Eve with The Red Microphone and more

Wed, December 30, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Free – $25

Goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021

The MEP will host a 3 hour open house via zoom. There will be 2 sets of music by The Red Microphone

At least 2 sets (one at 6:30 the other at 8:00)

Essential Music provided by The Red Microphone

The Red Microphone’s music is based in improvisation and incorporates melodies of Hanns Eisler, Charles Mingus and originals as well as revolutionary anthem “L’Internationale” infused with poetry repertoire including Pietaro’s original verse as well as that of masters Langston Hughes, Amiri and Amina Baraka, John Reed, Kenneth Fearing, Woody Guthrie, Walter Lowenfels as well as Brecht and others. The quartet also came together in an expanded form as the septet Whispers to record And I Became of the Dark, to be released on ESP-Disk in 2021. The quartet is: John Pietaro, writer, spoken word artist, percussionist and cultural organizer. Rocco John Iacovone, saxophonist, composer, and educator. Ras Moshe Burnett, saxophonist, flutist and musical adventurer, has been a perennial of NYC’s free jazz circle since the 1980s. He leads ensembles under the Music Now! banner. Laurie Towers, electric bassist, publicist, business owner and healthcare professional hosts andproduces feminist podcast She’s Raising the Bar. Towers is currently writing Xx-centric Behavior: Women Defying Stereotypical Gravity. LaurieTowers.net

Re-Inventing Love: Brief Segments
A work is inspired by the writing of philosopher Alain Badiou.
Dance Selections Choreographed by Marija Krtolica in collaboration with the performers
psychoanalyst Julie Fotheringham
dancer, artist and chef Michael Mangieri
“Re-Inventing Love” looks at  the relationships during the time of a socio-economic crisis. The focus is on how the desire for connection appears within alienated urban landscapes. The work comments on the contemporary dating scene with reference to the philosophical concept of love, and depictions of love scenes in the arts.

Makina will come to explain the significance of soupe jamou in the centuries of resistance in Haiti

Miryam Yatoco will read from Quecha poems she has translated into English

with much more and all of you…


Wed, December 30, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free – $25
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