Archive for August, 2002
The sixth annual Wordstock festival is New York’s largest underground music festival. This year is hosted by Labruja, Jessica Care Moore, Liza Jesse Peterson includes: Saul Williams, Martin Luther, Burnt Sugar, Apollo Heights, music by DJ Rich Medina, ecetera, ecetera, ecetera. Proceeds from donations to benefit Hiwot, an Ethiopian based AIDS prevention program. 11AM.
Kadiatou Sibi, Gambian Born and NYC raised, is a singer that brings you from the pit of your stomach soul into a sultry ethereal trance. Former Lead Singer for Acid Jazz band Belizbeha she is now incorporating more of a West African vibe to her music. Look out for her Upcoming Release “Warriors” on DJ Bobbito’s Fruitmeat/Giantstep Records this September. 204 Varick St. Manhattan. Doors: 6:30pm. Show: 8:00pm. Tickets: $12.
Queens Museum of Art (QMA) presents Queens International, an exhibition of more than forty artists and artist groups who live or work in Queens. Multiculturalism was an art world trend in the 1980s, but on the streets of Queens, the mix of international and local culture is an everyday reality. According to the latest census figures, Queens is the most culturally diverse county in the nation. Artists include: Tahir Hemphill, Jaishri Abichandani, Gerard H. Gaskin, Dave McKenzie, Arthur Simms, ecetera, ecetera, ecetera. Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Saturday-Sunday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm.