Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 5:30p -
THE YARD @ Tobin Community Center
1481 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120
Art, Festivals & Fairs, Music
A SERIES OF EXCITING SUMMER EVENTS TO GATHER AND ENJOY A VARIETY OF ART FORMS AS WELL AS CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN THE ARTISTS AND THE AUDIENCE.
(Every other Saturday in July and August)
KEVIN HARRIS PROJECT ft. FABIO ROJAS
A very distinctive trait of jazz pianist KEVIN HARRIS is his desire to constantly grow, evolve, improve, and advance. Harris plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music that seeks to celebrate the musical influences of Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis intersecting with J.S. Bach, Scott Joplin, and the folkloric African rhythms of the Caribbean.
One of the captivating elements of the Kevin Harris Project is the level of comfort and understanding they have with one another as they dive into soulfully expressive conversations and playful exchanges of ideas.
He is an in demand artist who performs nationally and internationally. Both live and recorded performances reflect Harris' determination to capture his audience through explorative interactions. Fred Hersch talks of Harris as one who "plays and writes with flair and real soul", and DownBeat Magazine writes that "Harris' compositions deal with themes of strength, love, courage, and self-awareness. It's a heavy task he's set up for himself, and he meets the challenge gracefully."
Follow Kevin Harris: www.KevinHarrisProject.com
FABIO ROJAS is a drummer, film composer, and educator originally from Venezuela. He earned his Bachelor of Music with a Dual Major in Performance and Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, where he had the honor of being mentored by Terri Lyne Carrington and Kim Plainfield.
He has performed with artists such as Terri Lyne Carrington, Geri Allen, Greg Osby, Bill Pierce, Sean Jones, Manuel Valera, David Bixler, Regina Carter, to name a few.
As an artist, Rojas strives to express through music and film emotions that cannot be defined with words.
Follow Fabio Rojas: www.FabioRojasMusic.com
ART EXHIBIT by: RANIA SULEIMAN-KADAFOUR
Rania Suleiman-Kadafour is a Sudanese interdisciplinary artist who creates self-exploratory works through drawing, painting, video, photography, and printmaking.
Rania is presenting a series of relevant and sincere short films she has created.
Follow Rania Suleiman-Kadafour: www.RaniaKadafour.net
ADVANCED TICKETS ARE REQUIRED and will be limited
Doors open 30 min ahead of starting time
Food and alcohol are not permitted
Masks are not required but strongly encouraged
You can bring your own chair
Performances may be canceled or rescheduled due to rain
A few words from the festival curator, Luisa Harris:
I would like to extend a very special and heartfelt thank you to YOU, the audience, because through your ticket purchase, attendance, and commitment to the arts and community, you are truly making the festival possible and treasured!
ARTS TALKS’ aim is to create ways to highlight the art side of every individual. This was the motivation for organizing the festival.
The MISSION HILL/FENWAY NEIGHBORHOOD TRUST's grant and endorsement demonstrates the high value and impact that neighborhood organizations can offer.
Please continue to support these organizations: your gift will create a ripple effect for generations to come!
And lastly, but certainly not least, I want to recognize a distinctive group of sponsors who have provided exceptional support for the festival:
CITY OF BOSTON CREDIT UNION
MISSION HILL MAIN STREETS
THE RECORD CO.
DAN VLAHOS DESIGN
EAST BOSTON SAVINGS BANK