Wish us the best: I’ll be joining the students of Margarita Muñiz Academy and Amigos School in Cambridge tomorrow evening for their year end production A World of Song: To Those Left Behind an original play by my brother Sam and the students.
So I finally did drag… lol. I played the Goddess of Earth – Asaka in the Mssng Lnks production of “Once Upon This Island”. I had a lot of fun, its been a while since I’ve acted on stage. My last was in the uni aum Entertainment production of Making of the Black Man at the 2002 Fringe International Fringe Festival. This was during dress rehearsal and I hadn’t quite figured out my makeup… by the 3rd and final performance, I was fierce! See on Facebook
Photography by Jessamyn
I’ll be visiting the Amigos School in Cambridge, MA today with my brother Sam to discuss my work. Sam’s non-profit Mssng Lnks is working on a project with the students about creating revolutions. The Amigos School is committed to a strong tradition of excellence in a dual language education of English and Spanish.
Last weekend while I was in Chicago, I filmed a DIY music video with Tim’m West for our song “Lullaby”. I filmed his scenes and he filmed mine. It was a lot of fun – we started filming around 2am and by 6am, Tim’m had edited and uploaded to YouTube. Hope you enjoy our filmmaking.
The Front Porch is a monthly multi-genre artistic set that began in December 2004 at Mocha Lounge, DC as an attempt to create an open mic & feature space in the nation’s capitol where all kinds of poetry, spoken word, Hip Hop, acoustic, and soul music could be welcomed by people of diverse racial and sexual orientations.
Taking off from his experience growing up with music, stories, and poetry on Front Porches in Arkansas, Tim’m wanted to create a space where people from diverse walks of life could speak about their experience without trepidation of not being a SLAM poet, trying a new song, experimental performance art, erotica, or reading material (from a page) that is personal and/or about spirituality or healing.
In this 10 year anniversary edition show leading up to the December finale, Tim’m and his Front Porch family celebrate Spring with “Here Comes the Sun”, Featuring the return of Nhojj (New York City), C.C. Carter, and B. Damon, plus an amazing open mic from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Acoustic Soul, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Poetry.
Followed by a special night of House Music with Campo Alegre from 10pm – 3am. House music all night long.
Saturday May 10, 2014 7pm – 10pm Central Time
Parlour on Clark, 6341 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660, United States
Tim’m West – creator