DiverseArts Culture Works and East End IBIZ District presents...
When: Friday, July 25th, 2014
Gates and Kid Stuff Open: 7:00 p.m.
Music Starts: 7:45 p.m.
Where: Kenny Dorham’s Backyard
1106 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702
Cover Charge: $5 Adults
Kids (12 and under) enter Free
Soft drinks and food available for purchase
Get ready for another season of East End Fourth Fridays! as DiverseArts Culture Works in collaboration with the East End IBIZ District brings the community block party back for another year to the neighborhood. This year promises to bring new levels of community growth and fun as several local businesses will be offering specials, happy hours and entertainment throughout the day.
Throughout the evening, we also invite you to enjoy the various family friendly activities we will have available. Come see the kid-focused entertainment in the Kenny Dorham’s Backyard Kids’ Corner, a special area for kids to play and enjoy the day. Each month, Kids’ Corner will feature arts and crafts, toys, free books from our exchange library, and free pizza for kids(while it lasts!) provided by East Side Pies.
The evening promises to have something for everyone, so don’t miss the opportunity to hang out and support your favorite local businesses. For more information and daily updates, check out the East End Fourth Fridays Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/EastEnd4thFridays, or the DiverseArts website, http://diversearts.org.
Atlas Maior - Atlas Maior is a music project based in Austin, Texas that maps diverse musical traditions, placing Jazz, Arab Turkish, and Latin American musical idioms in dialogue with one another. Atlas Maior composes music that pays homage to the stewards of these traditions and their cultural and geographic origins. Their unique sound balances intimate moments of sincerity with powerful cinematic melodies and incendiary rhythmic passages.
The band takes its name from the “Atlas Maior”, the first world atlas published by Joan Bleau in Amsterdam in the 17th century. Atlas Maior was inspired by the idea of creating original music that encompassed the group’s wide range of musical inspirations, including Egyptian composer Mohammad abdul-Wahhab, Lebanese oud player Rabih Abou-Khalil, bassist Avishai Cohen, jazz artists Jackie McLean, Pharaoh Sanders, Sun Ra, and fusion projects such as Amalgama, Ojos de Brujo, and Shakti. The core members of Atlas Maior, saxophonist Joshua Thomson and oud player Charlie Lockwood, write original melodies exploring maqamat (the Middle Eastern modal system) and harmonic progressions of American jazz (utilizing melodic minor theory, and modal approaches). The group then adopts a wide variety of non-Western rhythms and percussion instruments including Indian tablas, West African shekere, Middle Eastern dumbek, and the Peruvian cajón to Lockwood and Thomson’s melodies as part of the creative process.
Death Aquatics -
The Death Aquatics are a U18 band from Austin, Texas formed at McCallum High School in 2012. Current members include Nathan Kareithi, Hayden Steckel, Tafari Robertson, and Trey St. Romain. They draw inspiration from activities such as hanging with friends, going to other shows, and jamming to crazy banger tracks all the time. Although they have not yet recorded anything sufficiently, they are currently in the process of recording their first EP at Mac recording studios to be released at some point this fall. If you'd like to book them, get updates on the EP and other aquatic news, or just hang out some time, you can email them at email@example.com or talk to one of the members after the show about getting on the mailing list.
East End Fourth Fridays! is a programming series produced by DiverseArts Culture Works to help showcase the cultural legacy of East Austin for the benefit of the community. Held every 4th Friday of the month, East End Fourth Fridays! is designed to bring a relaxed, communal, open-air, art and culture block-party to the newly revitalized East End.
IBIZ Districts(r) are a program of Austin Independent Business Alliance and are co-sponsored by the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Austin Cultral Arts Division.
DiverseArts Culture Works is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.