Voodoo Dead Kicks Off In DC With Oteil, Jeff Chimenti, Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, & More [Audio/Video]

first_imgAny Grateful Dead fan who has visited New Orleans Jazz Fest knows Voodoo Dead, the annual late night show that mixes New Orleans influences with Grateful Dead music. This year, an elite group of all-star musicians are taking Voodoo Dead to the Northeast as part of a four-night run that hits venues in Washington DC, New York, and the Philadelphia area.Last night began the tour with Steve Kimock and Jackie Greene on guitars, Oteil Burbridge on bass, Jeff Chimenti on keys and Wally Ingram on the drums at The Hamilton in Washington, D.C. NOLA guitarist/vocalist Papa Mali was also on deck to sit in on a few favorites.Thanks to taper Alex Leary, you can listen to the full show below:Furthermore, YouTube user Tom Libera was on site to record some video.Big Railroad BluesBerthaCassidy > New Speedway BoogieI Know You RiderVoodoo Dead returns to The Hamilton tonight, before heading on to Irving Plaza in New York, NY on February 10th and the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA on February 11th.Setlist: Voodoo Dead | The Hamilton | Washington D.C. | 2/8/17Philadelphia Mambo, Big Railroad Blues (JGe), Bertha* (JGe on keys w/ JC), That’s What Love Will Make You Do* (JGe) > Cassidy* (JGe) > New Speedway Boogie* (PM) > I Know You Rider* (PM)Encore: I Shall Be Released (JGe)* – w/ Papa Mali[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

FARC Orders Ceasefire ahead of Peace Talks with Colombian Government

first_img The FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) ordered a unilateral ceasefire for two months to start at midnight on November 19, at the beginning of the peace talks with the Colombian government in Havana, in order to end the conflict that has extended for almost 50 years, declared their second-in-command Iván Márquez. “The FARC secretariat orders all guerrilla units throughout the country to cease all offensive military operations against the public force, as well as any sabotage actions against public and private infrastructures,” said Márquez while reading a press release. Several hours later, Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón, responded that the Army would maintain their operations against the FARC during the peace talks, as President Juan Manuel Santos had previously stated. The guerrilla leader announced the FARC’s decision moments before the peace talks began in Havana’s Convention Center, where the press was not allowed to attend. Márquez stated that this unilateral measure taken by the communist FARC “is a contribution to strengthen the necessary atmosphere of understanding, so that the parties can reach the goals desired by all Colombian citizens by means of the talks.” However, Minister Pinzón reiterated that the Army will maintain its counterinsurgency operations. “This is a very clear stand by the Public Forces: to continue working decisively to pursue these individuals that have violated all kinds of codes, standards, and that have threatened the lives and honor of Colombian citizens,” highlighted Pinzón in a press conference. “I hope they keep their word, but in reality, history shows that this terrorist organization has never been honest about anything,” he criticized. The government chief of negotiations, Humberto de la Calle, as well as President Santos, had declared repeatedly that the Army would keep its operations during the peace talks. By Dialogo November 21, 2012last_img read more

Ity & Fancy Cat coming to Fort Lauderdale

first_imgSouth Florida will be treated to “An Evening of Comedy and Culture” featuring Jamaica’s top comedy duo, Ity & Fancy Cat, renowned actor, educator and stand-up comic, Blakka Ellis, entertainer and musician extraordinaire Harold Davis, the young and talented singer Kristen Alicia along with other performers. Scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018 6pm – 9pm at THE AFRICAN AMERICAN RESEARCH LIBRARY & CULTURAL CENTER, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale, the evening promises to be a delightful mix of music and comedy, offering something for everyone to enjoy.The event is a fundraiser to assist children in need and will benefit the restoration of the ‘Walkers Place of Safety for Children’ which was recently destroyed by fire in Jamaica.Ity and Fancy Cat is unquestionably the hottest comedy act in the English-speaking Caribbean. This innovative, inventive and inspiring duo has captured hearts, engendered praise and evoked uncontrollable laughter among audiences all over the world for over two decades.  Their hugely successful groundbreaking television series The Ity and Fancy Cat show has garnered them a solid global fan base and their rich, wide-ranging repertoire carries resonant appeal that crosses all age, social and cultural boundaries.Blakka Ellis, got the attention of the public as half of the Bello & Blakka duo in the early eighties. This talented performing artist, writer, educator and motivational speaker, has been part of the Caribbean arts and entertainment landscape for over three decades. Known mostly for his comedic ingenuity, he has written scripts for stage, screen and television, taught in high schools and lectured at colleges in Jamaica and Canada. Blakka will definitely captivate the audience with his down-to-earth humor and commentary on life in the Caribbean.  On the musical front, accomplished pianist, jazz and reggae singer Harold Davis, will bring his charismatic stage presence and voice, presenting his distinctively Jamaican sound/style which incorporates various genres of contemporary jazz and reggae selection.   Rising star Kristine Alicia will boldly deliver music with a message; “music of freedom and elevation” as she describes it. Whether on stage, in the streets or online, Kristine Alicia delivers a consistent message: Love God, love people and stand for justice. Her honest approach to music is refreshing and touches people in a way that piques their interest in who she is and what she truly believes.Tickets are available on Eventbrite and EventsRUsOnline or by phone at 954-648-2800. The event is presented by The Dr Sue and You Charitable Foundation Inc. (DSCF), a 501(c)3, in partnership with Kreative Konnectionz, and sponsored by the Friends of the African American Research Library & Cultural Center, Jamaica National Bank, The Excelsior Alumni Association, EventsRUsOnline, Riddims Marketing, DavidiPhotolast_img read more