Lots happening; will tell you about one past event, and speak about a couple of big scenes coming up. And while you browse through this post, listen to the smooth, cool tones of maestro Quincy Jones’ group with melting hot sound of vocalist Valerie Simpson doing Summer in the City, which is what I am doing right now. Chill.
The CACV social media workshop happened on Monday, it was well attended; around 12 people, but I didn’t do a head count. A lot of information – a lot – succinct and pertinent. If you want to increase your presence on the internet, as an individual artist, or coordinator of an arts/crafts organization, this is a must. The next sessions are Monday, 30 July 2012, and Monday, 27 August 2012. Details on this CACV page. Me, I could not wrap my mind around Twitter.
On to other pastures, the the Indian Summer Festival, at various SFU locations, mostly W2, starting 5 July and going to 15 July has many interesting events, from food and music, dance and discussions. Workshops in Bollywood and Bhangra dancing; a talk with Urvashi Butalia, writer, publisher and feminist; two culinary events; Yoga workshop; spoken word events; film; and music. I am going for the Mrigya concert with tickets starting at $25 it’s one of the few events within my budget. Mrigya are a fusion band from Delhi. This is at a concert in their home town. For this concert they will be playing Hindustani and Sufi music. And if you want to listen to Sufi music listen to this. Prices range from free to the $350 seat Starlight Dinner.
Then there is the Langara Sustainable Communities Summer School which will be up and running from 7 July to 13 July 2012. Workshop subjects range from community cultural development, communication, to social ecology. CACV will be doing a workshop on Arts Based Community Development; Sonja and David will also be giving a workshop on Grant Applications. And myself will be giving a demonstration/workshop on using recycled textiles. Fees are from $0 up, there is a section that suggests calling, if fees are a problem, which will gladden the hearts of many Downtown Eastsiders!
Hope you enjoyed the music!