WILL CALHOUN AZA
Solo Artist Exhibition | Opening & Artist Reception
CASITA MARIA GALLERY
Artist Reception: Friday, April 22, 2016, 6 – 8 PM
AZA live performance by Will Calhoun: 7:30 PM
Join us for an evening with multi-Grammy award winning drummer, composer, producer and visual artist, Will Calhoun during our South Bronx Culture Trail Fusion Fest 2016: Lookin’ Up in the Boogie Down.
Through the interplay of percussion, color and light, Calhoun transforms his signature style and original compositions into multimedia-based, abstract expressions of his rhythms onto canvas. Calhoun’s vividly interpretative prints visualize the physicality within the creation of his music as well as embody the underlying poetry, psychology and socio-political concepts behind his cross-disciplinary artistic practice.
April 22 – July 21, 2016
OPENING & ARTIST RECEPTION
Meet the legendary drummer, Will Calhoun!
Friday, April 22, 2016
AZA live performance by
Friday, April 22, 2016
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
ABOUT THE ARTIST
WILL CALHOUN is a multi-Grammy award winning drummer, composer and producer from the legendary rock band Living Colour. He has composed, produced, and toured with Wayne Shorter, Pharoah Sanders, The Rolling Stones, Yasiin Bey aka MOS DEF, Lauryn Hill, Marcus Miller, Herb Alpert, Mike Stern, Public Enemy, Paul Simon, Stanley Jordan, Oumou Sangaré, Jaron Lanier (virtual reality inventor) and many more. Calhoun is an Ethnomusicologist, combining his ancestral research with years of commercial success in jazz, rock, urban, alternative, ambient, and other world music. His unique approach to both acoustic and electronic drumming make him the foremost percussionist on the scene today. He recently broadened his interdisciplinary practice to include film scores, photography and multimedia visual art projects. Calhoun has also just released a new jazz recording “Celebrating Elvin Jones” on Motema Music. willcalhounart.com
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Will Calhoun’s exhibition AZA and performance is part of the
South Bronx Culture Trail Fusion Fest 2016: Lookin’ Up in the Boogie Down from April 16 through May 22, 2016 and is presented by Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, Dancing in the Streets and City Lore in collaboration with KCC Productions and SceneFour.
CASITA MARIA CENTER FOR ARTS & EDUCATION is an 80-year old South Bronx-based community arts and educational organization that presents diverse, contemporary visual and performing arts and education programming for all ages. casitamaria.org
THE SOUTH BRONX CULTURE TRAIL is a community arts and education development initiative started in 2011 by Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education and Dancing in the Streets that celebrates and captures key moments in the cultural history of the South Bronx. www.facebook.com/SouthBronxCultureTrail
Supported by Con Edison, The New York Community Trust, the Ford Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.
CASITA MARIA CENTER FOR ARTS & EDUCATION
928 SIMPSON ST. BRONX, NY 10459
6 train to Hunts Point Ave. just a 3 minute walk to Casita
or a 7 minute walk from the 2 / 5 train to Simpson St.
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