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    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.

    Mali
    Will Calhoun, MALI, 2014, giclée print on canvas.

    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.

    EXHIBITION DATES
    April 22 – July 21, 2016

    OPENING & ARTIST RECEPTION
    Meet the legendary drummer, Will Calhoun!
    Friday, April 22, 2016
    6 PM

    AZA live performance by
    WILL CALHOUN
    Friday, April 22, 2016
    7:30 PM

    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

    Visit casitamaria.org for more information

    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.
    For more information visit casitamaria.org

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