JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF FOOD, MUSIC AND CULTURAL CELEBRATION!
FABUM Honors the 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova
Featuring the JGB Brazilian Jazz Collective
The JGB Brazilian Jazz Collective—spearheaded by drummer Julian Berkowitz— is a new project paying tribute to Brazil’s unique contributions to jazz music. The JGB Brazilian Jazz Collective is comprised of DC’s top Brazilian jazz artists, including bassist Leonardo Lucini, guitarist Dani Cortoza, saxophonist Michel Nirenberg, and vocalist Elin Kathleen Melgarejo.
Join the JGB Brazilian Jazz Collective for an evening celebrating the birth of bossa nova 60 years ago. From the music of Tom Jobim to Vinicius de Moraes, this program will highlight the golden age of the Brazilian songbook.
This is a wonderful time to honor Brazilian cutlure and history, as the nation mourns the loss of its national art museum. Out of ashes and challenge, cultural communities rise in stride with their histories - and with pride can share their unique means of expression, which can heal and revive.
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On Tuesday, October 9th from 7-9pm, FABUM will be hosting an Autumnal creative gathering to announce its Fall/Winter performance project, as well as other updates. It will also be the first in a series of what will be mindfulness-oriented events, aligning with an expanded organizational mission.
About the 'offering':
"Tibetan singing bowls have been used for hundreds of years for their sonic qualities of brain wave entrainment. Since the brain has different types of frequencies that are created during different states of mind, singing bowls allow the brain to cut the monkey chatter and enter into a quiet stillness.
These benefits have been used from Tibetan temples to western universities to modern corporations for relaxation, mindfulness, meditation, and overall well-being."
And now we incorporate it into a creative gathering! There will be refreshments and a reception.
19, written and directed by Jennifer Schwed and Doug Bradshaw, with music composed by Charlie Barnett, is the dynamic and little-known story of Alice Paul, the suffragists and their fight to get women the right to vote— the 19th Amendment. The inspirational story of these fearless women is brought to life through jazz, spoken word, dance and audience interaction. June 9th at the Arts Club of Washington, the newly revised Act I, including all 19 songs with piano accompaniment, will be presented! Don't miss this unique opportunity to see how "the musical sausage is made." Witness the creative process and be a part of something truly extraordinary! (This is a “staged reading” workshop. There will also be a Q&A with the creators after the performance!)
19 is A Through the 4th Wall Productions performance, proudly presented by FABUM.
For seating, please arrive 15 minutes early. There will be a full bar and light refreshments starting at 6:30pm.
FABUM and MMQ will present a theatre event, Le Salon, on Thursday, 31 May 2018, at 7:30pm, at the Arts Club of Washington DC (ACW), located at 2017 I (Eye) Street, NW, Washington, D.C., the former James Monroe House.
Michelle Washington, founder of MMQ, will direct three 10-minute plays: The Story of Our Lives by Madeleine Butler ;A Rustle of Wings by Linda Einstein; and Escaping the Funhouse by Tess Light. In an immersive environment of a historic home, guests will be greeted with libations and hors d’oeuvres. ‘Refilling breaks between each play will allow mingling and the opportunity to enjoy the original work of local and international artists on display throughout the Arts Club.
Please join The School Without Walls Honors Dancers for their Final Performance and Induction Ceremony!
Join us to celebrate The Founding Chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance at SWW and the talented dancers!
Sponsored by FABUM and Ms. Heather Pultz
Thank you for supporting the art of dance and dancers at School Without Walls in Washington, DC.
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