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The 3ARTS  A Call to Love Campaign is Live!!! 

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I am so excited to bring all this new music to the world! - Gira 

Thanks to everyone who donated! 

  * UPDATE- So I have great news! I have reached my $3,000 goal for my 3Artscrowdfunding campaign thanks to all my friends and family! However, there is more work to be done- it cost about 3,900 dollars to make vinyl records therefore any future monies donated  will go to the vinal writing portion of the project! Thank you for your support fam! I am sooo looking forward to make this happen! -Love Gira!

Supporters who donated $50 or more to A Call to Love 

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Previous events

Nov29

Dark Matter Radio Web Performance

Chicaogo, IL

http://que4.org/index.php/show/dark-matter-radio/

Dark Matter Radio Hosted by: Sam "samiam" Lewis Dark Matter Radio is a trip through the mind of Sam “samiam” Lewis. The show features music, conversation and performance related to Sam’s extensive music collection as well as conversations and performances with local artists affiliated to Elastic Arts in general and their monthly Dark Matter performance series in particular.

Work on The Sabbath- The Bridge Program

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Stony Arts Island Bank, 6760 S Stony Island Ave., Chicago, IL

4.30pm at the Stony Island Arts Bank, the musicians of the ensemble will meet with Rebuild resident artists Yaw Agyeman and Gira Dahnee, and perform in small duos and trios in the space.

Mike Ladd – improvised poetry/lyrics, EMS Synthi Mankwe Ndosi – voice, poetry, story, texture Sylvain Kassap – clarinets, electronics Dana Hall – drums, cymbals + Gira Dahnee – vocals, electronics Yaw Agyeman – vocals, percussion

free admission

Oct21

Participatory Music Coalition

Museum of Contemporary Art , Chicago

The Participatory Music Coalition is a music, performance, visual art, and community collective that integrates diverse expressive traditions. On Saturday, October 21 they invites MCA audiences to embrace experimentation, improvisational composition, and explore new music together in the museum’s atrium

Black Eutopia Festival

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Union Park

Total event is from 4:00 - 10:00pm : About Black Eutopia: The mission of the Black Eutopia project is to reimagine ideal situations and, engage marginalized communities in atypical space, through interrogating the connections between migration, labor + art with the hope of developing robust ideas for visioning + activating self sustaining Black Eutopia. Event Details to Follow:

Set begins at 8:00 pm

Gira Dahnee at Vol 39

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Vol 39 at Kimpton Gray Hotel , 22 W Monroe St, Chicago

A callback to Chicago’s deeply rooted jazz history, Vol. 39 will offers specially curated live jazz performances the first and third Saturday of every month, beginning March 4th. Playing off the bar’s cool, intimate supper-club scene, Director of Music and Social Programming, Janice Bond has cultivated a lineup of live music aptly named, Holiday. From traditional jazz standards to electroacoustic sounds, join us!

Live Jazz at Vol 39. 21+ #LiveAtHOLIDAY

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Kimpton Gray Hotel , 122 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

A callback to Chicago’s deeply rooted jazz history, Vol. 39 will offers specially curated live jazz performances the first and third Saturday of every month, beginning March 4th. Playing off the bar’s cool, intimate supper-club scene, Director of Music and Social Programming, Janice Bond has cultivated a lineup of live music aptly named, Holiday. From traditional jazz standards to electroacoustic sounds, join us!

Openingfor Mark de Clive Lowe

Elastic Arts , 3429 W Diversey Ave #208, Chicago, IL 60647

Mark de Clive-Lowe CHURCH: CHICAGO SESSION

w/ DJs King Hippo John Simmons Duane Powell

and live music by:

Gira Dahnee Angel Elmore Adam Zanolini Scottie McNiece

CHURCH LIVE CHICAGO Mark de Clive-Lowe Isaiah Spencer Lane Beckstron

Doors open at 8:30, 21+, $10 all night.

www.mdcl.tv www.intlanthem.com www.mixcloud.com/KingHippo www.mixcloud.com/djjohnsimmons www.mixcloud.com/duaneepowell www.elasticarts.org

Sep16

Farfetched-Pulitzer Jam Session

Pulitzer Arts Foundation , 3716 Washington Blvd , St. Louis

FarFetched and the Pulitzer present Laren Loveless and David Boykin with two ensembles selected from some of the finest musicians in St. Louis and Chicago–two cities wrestling with the realities of displacement and blight. Their music addresses such topics as Jim Crow, the criminalization of impoverished people, and systemic racism. Watch them perform soul music within the heart of the raumlaborberlin: 4562 Enright Avenue exhibition. These impromptu performances are free and open to the public

Bronzeville Nights

Fort Smith Boutique , 1007 E 43rd St, Chicago, IL 60653

Performance Times 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 http://bronzevillenights.com/

Bronzeville Summer Nights, a collaboration between the Bronzeville Art District and Quad Communities Development Corporation. This collaborative builds on the momentum of previous years by combining Bronzeville Nights and the Bronzeville Trolley Tour (BSNADT). Our goal is to ignite and stimulate the community with art, music, food, local performances and more, inviting others to experience all that Bronzeville has to offer.

This collaborative builds on the momentum of previous years by combining Bronzeville Nights & Bronzeville Trolley Tour. Our goal is to ignite & stimulate the community with art, music, food, local performances and so much more.

Join us & bring your friends to the evolution of Bronzeville.

Admission is FREE. Continuous rotating trollies at each gallery in 15 minute intervals with periodic stops at local establishments.

Jul8

Resonant Objects Opening Reception After Party with Aquil Charlton

TAC's Lounge , 5114 S. Parie Ave. , Chicago

come celebrate the opening of the CSRPS/APL Artist in Residence's culminating exhibition Resonant Objects, and the birthday of resident artist Aquil Charlton. HOsted by Columbus Ohio MC Jae Exquire with a performance featuring Aquil AQ Charlton and his band, Simpson X and much more

May25

David Boykin and the SEBAU

The Promontory Chicago , 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West, Chicago

"The Lynching of (Insert the Name of Any white Killer of an Unarmed Black Here)": an Avant Garde Soul Jazz Hip H-Opera is the story of two young lovers that are activists in the movement for black liberation.

Composed and performed by David Boykin and the SEBAU

The SEBAU is a new band formed specifically for this project featuring Isaiah Spencer on drums, Rollo Radford on bass, Gira Dahnee on piano, Brenda Gilbert on violin, Jayve Montgomery on turntables and samples, Sankara Harouna on vocals, Manu Wisdom on rhymes,

The story is inspired by the current phenomena of the many social protests and demonstrations occurring across the United States (and other countries in sympathy), in response to the large number of unarmed blacks being killed by white civilians and police officers (such as George Zimmerman and Darren Wilson) in the United States, who suffer no punishment for their actions from the U.S. justice system. The music will combine hip hop rapping, soul singing, avant-garde jazz, hip hop dj-ing, and operatic singing.

May21

WERKSHOP III: feat music from Koku Gonza

D.C. Torium, 3026 W. Armitage , Chicago, IL

Candid lyrical conversations of futuristic la femme soul. A flexible night of innovative collaborations with femail songwriters presenting original compositions. Line-Up 1. Koku Gonza- Vocalist and Guitar 2. Gira Dahnee- Vocalist and Keyboard 3. Nycee-Vocalilst 4. Chris Paquette- Percussionist.