++TBR BIKEFEST FUNDRAISER - THIS SATURDAY!++
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
3361 6th Avenue in North Troy
Come on out and support your local community bike project on May 18th. There's something for everyone:
3 PM - TOUR DE TROY Meet at The Sanctuary for Independent Media to take a pre-dinner ride through historic Troy
3 PM - KIDS BIKE RODEO & GIFTAWAY Over 100 local youth and parents have reserved bikes for the giftaway over the past month. Additionally, there will be an on and off road obstacle course for kids of all ages. The rodeo will be on 101st Street near Freedom Square (around the corner from the Sanctuary)
5 PM - DOORS & BAR OPEN AND JAR RAFFLE BEGINS Buy raffle tickets from TBR volunteers on hand and put them in the jar next to the schwag you want to win. There are all kinds of prizes donated by local businesses from bike gear to construction supplies to massages and artwork. Raffle Prizes have been donated by: NES Rentals, Scarboroughs Restaurant, TVH Americas, EMPAC, Tomhannok Bikes, The Downtube, MadDog Bikes, Heartspace Yoga, Flower Scout, Miss Dixie Tattoo, Rose of Sharon, The Bike Barn, Browns Brewing, LL Bean, EMS, Zero Draft, Mountain Top Maple… and more!
A family evening exploring positive representations in media through local hip hop music, dance, live graffiti and laser lights, with S.K.A.T.E. (Stop Killing All The Entertainment) and special guests.
A benefit for Youth Media Sanctuary
Originally from Buenos Aires, Sofia Rei is grounded in traditional South American rhythms and merges jazz harmonies, electronic sounds and rich improvisations. Her ensemble produces a range of textures as diverse as the cultural roots of its members, an international cast that includes some of the most exciting young talent from North and South America.
Many horror film fanatics call F.W. Murnau's silent German classic starring Max Schreck--who sports grotesque makeup that transforms him into a symbol of pestilence and decay--the scariest Dracula adaptation ever. The film was shot in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania during the early days of film. The chilling tale kicks off when a real estate agent (Gustav von Wangenheim) begins conducting business with eerie Count Orlok (Schreck), who goes on a rampage when he becomes obsessed with the man's comely wife (Greta Schröder).
Free jazz and electronica unite with the rhythms of the world as jazz great Joseph Bowie and world music icon Adam Rudolph perform together at 7 PM on Tuesday, March 20 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue (at 101st Street) in North Troy. Admission is to the all-ages show is $10. Call (518) 272-2390, email info@MediaSanctuary.org, or visit www.MediaSanctuary.org for directions and more information.
Adam Rudolph and Joseph Bowie first performed together in 2000 at Lincoln Center with Yusef Lateef. They have collaborated in numerous projects since then, including a trio with Omar Sosa and, most recently, in Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures.
Join us for the last event of our Spring 2012 season--a spectacular free show to mark the Juneteenth holiday--this Saturday (June 16) from 3-7 PM in Freedom Square, our new outdoor space a few doors north of The Sanctuary for Independent Media.
Bring a chair or blanket!
There'll be lots of music, food, smoothies and more as we celebrate the struggle for freedom, equality, culture and community, and commemorate the day two years after the end of the Civil War when slaves in Texas finally learned that they were free. A luta continua...
Here's the lineup for Saturday's music:
- 3 PM S.K.A.T.E. (hip hop)
- 4 PM The Heavenly Echoes (classic gospel)
- 5 PM The Ameros (rock)
- 6 PM Shokazoba (Afrobeat)
We're expecting Paul and Mary Stewart of the Underground Railroad History Project and local educator Norris Benbow to join us, plus we'll have a dj to make sure the music never stops. Our neighbors, including the Collard City Growers, Missing Link Street Ministry and Troy Bike Rescue, have joined with us to make this a memorable day... so bring your family and friends!
Tisziji Muñoz- guitar
John Medeski- keyboards
Don Pate- bass
Tony Falco- drums
Adam Benham- percussion
Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir are activists, a New York City-based radical performance community with 50 performing members and a congregation in the thousands. They are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters, earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities on four continents defending land, life and imagination from reckless development and the extractive imperatives of global capital. They employ multiple tactics and creative strategies, including cash register exorcisms, retail interventions, cell phone operas combined with grass roots organizing and media activism. They are entertainers and artists, performing regularly throughout the US and Europe. Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents!
A rocking show honoring our revolutionary ancestors with an energetic fusion of Afro-Caribbean, reggae, rock, and hip hop freedom sounds to inspire a dance rebellion!
Puerto Rican vocalist Taína Asili carries on the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice. Her newest artistic work is with la Banda Rebelde (the Rebel Band), a six piece international ensemble based in Albany, NY.
This dynamic force brings love, resistance, and ancestral remembrance to venues, festivals, conferences and political events across the globe. Powerful vocals laid over an energetic fusion of Afro-Caribbean, reggae, rock, and hip hop sounds, the band’s eclectic style represents the diversity of its members, who have origins in Puerto Rico, Sicily, Greece, Spain, Brazil and Ghana. Taína Asili’s voice exudes strength of Spirit, filling its listeners with the fervor of freedom and inspiring audiences to dance to the movement of rebellion.