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(Published: August 14, 2015)

New York, NY: DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Full Weekend of Music, Spoken Word, Dance Toward Social Change

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The Dissident Arts Festival, the annual gathering of revolutionary creativity, will fete its 10th anniversary with a special weekend-long "2 nites/2 sites" edition. The event takes place on Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16 at El Taller Latino Americano (Manhattan) and ShapeShifter Lab (Brooklyn), respectively.

A highlight of this year's special anniversary Festival will be the reunion of free jazz master Daniel Carter and 1980s hardcore/no wave band Dissipated Face. Other features include modern dance/music performance by Patricia Nicholson-Parker (co-producer of the Vision Fest/Arts for Art), neo-beat spoken word by Steve Dalachinsky, Downtown stalwart Trudy Silver, the Nueva Cancion of Bernardo Palombo, liberation jazz by the Red Microphone, the expansive sound of the 12 Houses Orchestra (conducted by Matt Lavelle), poet Raymond Nat Turner's Remembrance of the Victims of Police Violence, the "other-world art music" of Sumari, topical spoken word by Chris Butters, Safiya Martinez and Sana Shabazz, and Festival founder John Pietaro's Literary Warrior Project. The event is sponsored by the Len Ragozin Foundation and the Rosenberg Fund for Children; it is endorsed by the National Writers Union-New York UAW Local 1981 and DooBeeDooBeeDoo world music magazine.

*This year's Festival is dedicated to the struggle for unity & the memory of Ornette Coleman*

Day One: Saturday August 15, 7pm - 11:30pm
EL TALLER LATINO AMERICANO-New Location! PS109 Arts Space, basement level, 215 E 99 Street, bet. 2 & 3 Avenues, New York, NY (212) 665-9460

7PM- RAYMOND NAT TURNER: Raymond Nat Turner: spoken word

7:20- SUMARI: Jack DeSalvo: guitars, cello, banjo, mandola; Matt Lavelle: trumpet, alto clarinet, flugelhorn; Tom Cabrera: drumset, frame drums, dumbeq, percussion

8:05- SANA SHABAZZ: Sana Shabazz: spoken word

8:20- THE RED MICROPHONE: John Pietaro: vibes, percussion, spoken word; Ras Moshe: reeds, flute, spoken word; Rocco John Iacovone: reeds; Philip Sirois: bass

9PM- STEVE DALACHINSKY: Steve Dalachinsky: spoken word; Rocco John Iacovone: alto and soprano saxophones

9:45- BERNARDO PALOMBO: Bernardo Palombo: vocals, guitar; others TBA

10:30- MATT LAVELLE'S 12 HOUSES ORCHESTRA: Matt Lavelle: trumpet, alto clarinet, conduction; Ras Moshe: reeds, flute; Lee Odom: clarinet, soprano saxophone; Charles Waters: alto saxophone; Claire Du Brunner: bassoon; Ras Miguel: trumpet; Chris Forbes: keyboard; John Pietaro: vibes, percussion; Jack DeSalvo: guitar; Hilliard Greene: bass; Tom Cabrera: drumset; Special Guest Hip Hop Artist BrafMatic

Day Two: Sunday August 16, 7pm - 10:30 PM
SHAPESHIFTER LAB 18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (646) 820-9452

7PM- TRUDY SILVER'S "WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?": Trudy Silver: piano and words; Sanae Buck: Butto mime, voice; Daniel Carter: alto sax, flute; Dixie Estes: recitation, voice; Rosie Hertlein: violin, voice; Ras Moshe: tenor sax, flute; Vincent Ivos: free style, voice

7:45- SAFIYA MARTINEZ: Safiya Martinez: spoken word

7:55- JOHN PIETARO'S LITERARY WARRIOR PROJECT: John Pietaro: spoken word, hand drums; Laurie Towers: bass; Ras Moshe: flute, soprano saxophone; and Special Guest Adam Cadell, violin (Brisbane Australia)

Jason Kao Hwang: violin, Michael TA Thompson: percussion, Patricia Nicholson and Jason Jordan: dance, Bill Mazza live Video painting

9:15- CHRIS BUTTERS: Chris Butters: spoken word

9:30- DISSIPATED FACE featuring Daniel Carter: Daniel Carter: reeds, trumpet; Steve "X Dream" Popkin: drumset; Will Dahl: bass; Jonathan Wood Vincent: keyboards; with Special Guest Bill Milkowski: guitar (the band's regular guitarist Kurt Ralske is unable to perform for this event)

More Information: https://www.DissidentArts.com

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