Indian Music Performance, “Genres of the World”, FIU Sept 22, 6:00PM

Jeff Deen, tabla and I will play Indian Music for a portion of this event.  Really looking forward to presenting this ancient yet, very moving, classical music to a new audience.  Hope to see you there!
At the Wertheim Concert Hall

Performance for Arts At St Johns- Nov 25, 2012 2 -4 PM

Vicki Richards, Mitch Kopp & Jeff Deen- 4th CHAKRA

 

Classical Music…Temporal Ethnic Sound

Coining the term Temporal Ethnic Sound (TM) as I wrote a response to the list of orchestras that will not be opening this season.
Classical music shaped so much of what we hear today. Those  I, IV, V I progressions, including  the Blues, Jazz which are American Music.

(Yes there are roots from Africa , British Isles  as well) We are Global, we are transient and have to maintain our  rich and diverse Ethnic Music. I’m starting to think of Classical Music as a type of Temporal Ethnic Sound. (TM-VR)

 

I see (hear) Classical as “The Oldies” and see the  need to maintain this genre as it’s scope is vast. If we took down the paintings and works of art from the same Classical , Baroque, Impressionist etc eras..we’d have so much less to offer our people. Lack of exposure to this variety would be a shame.

 

That the brain scan images (SPECT) prove that classical music makes us function better may be a fact not known to many. Daniel Levine has written books such as “The World in 6 Songs”, Oliver Sacks has a few important volumes as well. There is proof that we thrive with exposure to these instruments and music.  If you want to help your child with homework play a little Mozart in the background. It may help organize the brain so as to make the processing go more smoothly. The music by Bach is so well organized.

If we only offer compressed MP3s, lo fi headphones and no live music, all will be electronic. What we miss in terms of timbre or colors, will go undetected and it’s like taking a chunk of colors out of the rainbow.

 

Baskin Robins with just one boring flavor? America with only what we are hearing on the radio these days? The formulaic rehashing of brashness? It’s like having a stick of jerky for a meal instead of a  plentiful Thanksgiving repast..

Fortunately some European countries continue to support Classical Music. It’ going to be a heft ticket price to have to go there to witness the grand scale in person. And there is just no other way to fully experience this music-

Live and in Person.

” MUSIC IS….” CD Release Party-July 1, 2012

Music Is… CD release party — 7PM ’til Midnight @ Moksha
Sunday, July 1, 2012  ……….7:00pm until 12:15am
  • Moksha Family Artist Collective 228 NE 59 ST Miami
 featuring the world premiere performance of “The Music Is… Project”

featuring:
Buffalo Brown – Guitar & Vocals
Vicki Richards – Violin
Mitch Kopp – Bass & Guitar
Sean Edelson – Mandolin, Guitar, Bass, & Vocals
Sean Dibble – Drums, Percussion, Electronics & Vocals
Ulysses Perez – Drums, Percussion, Electronics & Vocals
and Jose Javier (J.J.) Freire Drums and Percussion
plus special guests Channing Griggs – Clarinet, Sax, Flute & Vocals
Slippery Tim – Trombone ——-
& surprise guests
PLUS
COG NOMEN ——-
PLUS
Swing From the Hip ——-
PLUS
Digital Caveman
PLUS
Drum Circle/Dancing/Hooping/Spinning by the fire out back

$2 suggested donation at the door – that’s right TWO $ SUGGESTED Donation

Playing and speaking on Radio WVUM Sat 6/23/12 3-4PM

Join in, online or on radio, with Jeff Deen and me this Saturday afternoon. We’ll be playing live, playing some tracks from She Vanishes and chatting with the host during this hour of World Music.
90.5 FM

Click or copy this link- http://wvum.org/index.php/blog/article/saturday_23rd_june_on_caravan_3-5_pm_ragas_and_rhythms_by_vicky_richar/

 

 

 

Vote for She Vanishes…enter to win music/CD of the Month on Echoes

My Recording, She Vanishes, is # 24 on this list. If you feel so moved, please go to this link and vote for She Vanishes. You’ll find some other great music on that list to consider but try not to get too distracted.: )  By voting you enter a contest to win …more music!
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Wed Oct 5, sitting in at PAX

I’ll be “sitting in ” with Absinthe Trio at PAX this coming Wed, 10/5. Somewhere between 8-11 PM.

Gonna be fun!

Raga on Radio for Earthdance 9/18/2011

http://www.youtube.com/user/folkna1234#p/u/0/ePuFAracgLM

Raga demo on WLRN Sept 18, 2011 Vick & jeff

Link to Jam at WLRN, in advance of Earthdance 2011 in Miami

Earthdance-We are playing Sept 24th

Sept 24th evening, Miami, FL

” Earthdance”, performance in duet with Jeff Deen

website for info: http://earthdancemiami.com/earthdance/Home.html