Tag Archive: music


(Dec 16th, 2014)

Have always enjoyed this tradition. It is a wonderful thing that MECA does this every year. Not unlike walking through the neighbourhood with lanterns during the Mid-Autumn Festival when growing up in Singapore.

La Posada is a community-based reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Posada festivities traditionally begin on December 16th and continue through January 5th. In this reenactment, a procession with lit candles and seasonal songs approach the doors of neighborhood houses in the Old Sixth Ward. A musical fiesta ensues with traditional food, drink, and a piñata for the children.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/ThroughTheDoorsofMECA/Exhibitions-and-Performance/20141216-La-Posada/46717047_SJDCJ9

 

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(Dec 31st, 2014)

Ringing in the New year with Ars Lyrica at Hobby Center. Wonderful setting with great early music, good food, and good people.

“A festive evening of celebration and beautiful music featuring soprano Melissa Givens and mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte. Grammy nominee and plucked string expert Richard Savino curates this holiday-inspired program, which includes Spanish and Latin American Baroque classics”.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/20141231-FELICES-FIESTAS/46697323_kSzTzx 

 

 

(Dec 27th, 2014)

First Annual DocFest. In honor of Dr Robert Morgan. Former and current HSPVA alums gather to celebrate at The Ensemble Theater. Everette Harp was also inducted into the HSPVA Jazz Hall of Fame.  http://www.docfestjazz.org/

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Jazz-In-Photos/2014-Live-Gallery/20141227-DocFest/46638492_mvNdHH

(Nov 23rd, 2014)

Buffalo Bayou Silos Series finale and closing party for Transported + Renewed at Silos III: Comunidad & Matriz(x). Silos III featured artists Ramon Barela and Jonathan Jindra’s art projected onto the 60-foot silos and artist Sharon Engelstein’s whimsical sculpture Whatever Floats. In addition, Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl and FrenetiCore Dance will join forces for a series of dance performances; numerous flow artists including members of Mental Dexterity Special Operations and Agents Cilantro, Ms. YET, and Nigel created a party atmosphere with roaming dance and illuminated float arts; and the band Satellite d’Homme, presented by Lunaface Promotions, performed their unique hip-hip, soul, prog-rock, psychedelic tunes.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Events/2014-Solis/20141123-Silos-III/46369334_srPGqZ

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(Oct 25th, 2014)

More than 3 chords and doing it without a tuba. Tejano giant David Lee Garza y Los Musicales at the East End Street Festival.

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(Oct 19th, 2014)

from Houston Arts Alliance website:

Silos II: Inter/action & Noche Roja
Buffalo Bayou Silos Series as part of Transported + Renewed
Co-sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Visual artist Allison Hunter’s latest video installation Inter/action draws comparisons between human and insect behavior and reflects on how various species go about creating community. FrenetiCore Dance fuses fiery Spanish dance and music by Solero Flamenco with daring contemporary choreography.

Silos II kicked off with live music from La Sien, presented by Lunaface Promotions, infusing Spanish pop rock with jazz, blues and funk. Throughout the evening, female Houston street artists Anat Ronen, Royal, Clear1, Lady Binx and Lee Carrier joined forces to showcase their talents; flow artists Agent Cilantro, Alie Rose and MX Tr3y of Mental Dexterity Special Operations and Punk Rock Hoops created a party atmosphere with roaming dance and illuminated float arts; and HTX Bike Fest, The Byke Project and Black Gold Cycling showed off their freestyle bike stunts. In addition, Silos II featured cocktails crafted by East End’s own Voodoo Queen alongside Ladybird, The Modular and MoonRooster‘s delicious menus.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Events/2014-Solis/20141011-Silos-II/45052901_qDGp9P

 

(Aug 28th, 2014)

Jazz artists comes in all types. Bassist, Guitarist and Vocalist Sonia Flores.

Jazz Portriats usually presented in black & white. Pin-up just does not translate well in that format.

More images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Jazz-In-Photos/Jazz-Portraits/Sonia-Flores/44131749_mchpwn

(July 21st, 2014)

Recently struck up an acquaintanceship with the folks of Yetlanezi. A 3 person (sometimes 2) orchestra. That is how big their sound is. They also play on mostly instruments they make themselves.

They let me spend some time with these seemingly humble, but high craft, instruments.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Portraits/Portrait-Series/Instruments/43105208_nhjVs4

 

(March 21st, 2014)

David Dove of Nameless Sound transforms 100 year old MECA campus into a sound scape.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/20140321-David-Dove/43007287_Km6Ls3

 

(March 22nd, 2014)

Again, discovering more “secrets” of Houston art scene. An extremely vibrant Asian American musical culture. Young, dynamic, and full of colors.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/20140322-Eastern-Echo/38011411_KfpGVN