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Very happy to announce that my book "With Every Step I Take" by Avotcja (Taurean Horn Press)
is in the Cesar Chavez Library in Oakland, Ca. Please spread the word!
Music heals!!! ¡La musica cura!
BEBOP, CUBOP & THE MUSICAL TRUTH w/AVOTCJA (pronounced Avacha)
Tuesdays 8PM to 10PM on www.KPFA.org or 94.1FM in Berkeley, CA. On the night
of Tuesday May 31st I’ll be visited by Maestro ERIK JEKABSON who’s got a Gig
coming up with The Jazz School Studio Band with Donny McCaslin Sunday June
5th at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage. I’ll also be hanging out with RAFAEL JESUS
GONZALES who is one the featured Poets at LA PALABRA MUSICAL/THE MUSIC
OF THE WORD June 14th at Oakland’s beautiful Cesar Chavez Library. I’ll also
have the honor of speaking with ANNE HUANG representing the S.F. ETHNIC
DANCE FESTVAL. We’ll be talking about these amazing shows & the state of the
Arts. Please join us. We’ll be searching for you in Radiolandia on www.KPFA.org
Tuesday May 31st from 8PM to 10PM. Where it’s always about Jazz & Latin
Jazz, the state of the Arts & you & me & you & you & you.
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programmers @ KPOO-FM San Francisco, CA. I am honored to have shared my
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"Knowledge is like a garden;
if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested" - African Proverb
Thursday June 2nd
READER'S BOOKSTORE Thursday June 2nd 2016 6:30PM
Fort Mason Building C Fort Mason Center San Francisco
THURSDAYS AT READERS POETRY SERIES
Featured poet(s): DAVID VOLPENDESTA & AVOTCJA
curated by Friends’ Resident Poet
JACK HIRSCHMAN and sponsored by the
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
Wheelchair accessible (free & open to the Public)
WEEKLY POETRY READING SERIES
Join us every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in our Readers Bookstore Fort
Mason for our weekly FREE poetry series! Browse books and enjoy
a glass of wine while listening to internationally acclaimed poets and
artists such as Jonathan Richman, David Meltzer, Diane di Prima
and California Poet Laureate Al Young emeritus. The series is
curated by Friends’ Resident Poet Jack Hirschman. Proceeds from
our bookstores benefit the San Francisco Public Library.
Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter!
Friday June 10th
ON THEIR SHOULDERS WE STAND #2
On this evening we pay homage
to the artistic brilliance of our Ancestors
REGINALD MAJOR, SACHIKO NAKAMURA
MARGARET WALKER, DON BRENNAN
GLORIA ANZALDUA, ED KELLY, ED MOCK
JOHN ROSS, MONGO SANTAMARIA
BOB KAUFMAN, RAFAEL MANRIQUEZ
BIG MAMA THORNTON, JIM PEPPER
ALICIA PIERCE, VICTOR MARTINEZ
JAYNE CORTEZ & AUGUSTA LEE COLLINS
featuring some of the Bay Area's best
THE WORDWIND CHORUS
(w/Lewis Jordan, Brian Auerbach & Qr Hand)
DEVORAH MAJOR, JABEZ CHURCHILL
NAOMI QUIÑONEZ, AYODELE NZINGA, PEARL UBUNGEN
THE TROUBLE MAKERS UNION
LUCHA CORPI, MUZIKI ROBESON, DAN BRADY
ARTURO MANTECON, LINCOLN BERGMAN
TUREEDA MIKELL, JACK & ADELE FOLEY (Poets)
DUOMUXA (Marci & Ricardo Valdivieso)
THE SALT PEOPLE
(w/Kaylah Marin, Kevin North, Val Serrant & Henry Mobley)
MARIA MEDINA THE WORD WEAVER RUMBERA
GENNY LIM, BILL VARTNAW & AVOTCJA
in a benefit concert for the Eastside Cultural Center’s Youth Arts Programs
FRIDAY JUNE 10th
EASTSIDE CULTURAL CENTER
2277 International Blvd @ 23rd Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606
7PM-10PM sliding scale $10 to $20
info & tickets: (510) 533-6629
WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE & ALL AGES WELCOME
no one turned away for lack of Funds
&/or to learn more about other events @ Eastside Arts
www.EastsideArtsAlliance.com or Email: email@example.com
¡Dime con quien andas y te diré quien eres!
Tell me who you walk with & I’ll tell you who you are!
Tuesday June 14th
WE’RE BACK…Please spread the word!!!
CELEBRATING CINCO DE MAYO & MOTHERS DAY
join us the 2nd Tuesday of the Month from 5PM to 7PM
LA PALABRA MUSICAL / THE MUSIC OF THE WORD
still in English, Spanish, Spanglish y Lo Que Sea
And always the Word Party to remember!
5PM – 7PM No Cover – All ages welcome
hosted by Avotcja
(Donations accepted & don’t forget to bring
your Congas, Guiros, Maracas, Panderetas etc.
CESAR E. CHAVEZ BRANCH Suite 271
OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
3301 East 12th Street @ 32nd Avenue
(½ block North of Fruitvale BART & 1 block South of International)
Oakland, CA 94601 (510)535-5620
TUESDAY JUNE 14th
RAFAEL JESUS GONZÁLEZ (Poet / Educator)
JACK & ADELLE FOLEY (Performance Poets)
¡Vengan todos & tell everyone to tell everyone!
''In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King Jr.
Asking you to join me in celebrating
Taurean Horn Press’
“WITH EVERY STEP I TAKE”
the latest Book by
Poet/Short Story Writer/Musician
Please pick one up @ your local Bookstore, or at one of the Book Parties &
there are Book Parties being set up all over the place.
You can check my Website to find the one nearest you or simply send a request to
my Email: AvotcjaWordpower@Avotcja.org
For Books you can go directly to the distributor:
Small Press Distribution www.spdbooks.org
or Amazon www.Amazon.com
I know they have them in stock at:
Marcus Books in Oakland, CA www.marcusbookstores.com
Bird & Beckett Books in San Francisco, CA www.birdbeckett.com
Alley Cats Books in San Francisco, CA www.alleycatbooksgallery.com
Books Inc in Alameda, CA www.booksinc.net/Alameda
Moe’s Books in Berkeley, CA www.moesbooks.com
Copperfield’s Books 140 Kentucky Street Petaluma, CA www.Copperfields.com
Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera, CA (415)927-0960 www.BookPassage.com
Please help in spreading the word & with a little help from our friends we can make this book a success!
The Fan Page for our band AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE is up & running & waiting for you.
Please take a look @ AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE & check "like". Your support is greatly
appreciated & with your help we can get on the world map!!!
Avotcja & Modúpue (Gratitude)
https://www.facebook.com / AvotcjaModupueGratitude
AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE (Gratitude)
Avotcja-small Multi-Percussion & Poetry, Sandi Poindexter-Violin, Jon Jang-Piano,
Val Serrant-Steel Drum & Djembe, Francis Wong-Sax, Flute & Clarinet,
Eugene Warren-Bass, Heshima Mark Williams-Bass, Baba Ken Okulolo-Talking Drum & Vocals,
Yancie Taylor "The Jazz Doctor"-Vibes, José "Manny" Martinez-Vocals & Percussion,
Hector Lugo-Percussion, Raul Ramirez-Multi Percussion
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