Tufan Derince, at the crest of a wave of young Kurdish musicians who have swept over the corridor linking Diyarbakır—the capital of Kurdish culture in Southeast Turkey—with urban centers of Kurdish migration along the Eastern Mediterranean, has performed at hundreds of weddings across Turkey. Recently relocated to the Netherlands he has already made a major impact on Kurdish music scenes in Europe, collaborating with refugee Kurdish musicians from Syria, creating a novel blend of electronic pop and heavy electrified Kurdish folk music.
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DUKING IT OUT FOR YEAR TEN!
“Elvis" and Kittie Glitter take care of business as hosts of this hilarious underground fight club. In seven elaborately staged rounds, this action-packed, punch-drunk evening offers flim-flam fisticuffs, cartoon-like violence, below-the-belt comedy, and hot tah-tahs. Between bouts burlesque talents will keep the audience "all shook up."
Education remains the single most important civil rights issue of our time. Even after Brown vs. Board of Education, the Little Rock Nine, national desegregation, and the fading of overt racism from public dialogue, Maryland schools are more segregated now than they have been in decades. This leads to huge achievement gaps, and robbing all students of the experience of interacting with people of different backgrounds and perspectives that is crucial in the real world.
Punch Needle is an easy to learn, versatile embroidery technique that uses a pen-like tool with a hollow threaded needle tip transform looped fibers into lovely piled designs. You can use a wide range of materials as a base cloth, various threads, yarn, or fibers for punching. There are many design options. You can create small, ornamental motifs to large-scale wall or floor landscapes. There’s a punch needle piece for everyone!
Chuck Prophet is the best damn songwriter in all of roots rock and I'll stand on Alejandro Escovedo's coffee table in John Murry's flip-flops and say that.
- Peter Blackstock, No Depression
Prophet does an impressive job of blurring the lines that separate blues, country and roots-rock.
In his own good-humored, ramshackle way, Prophet earns his last name.
- Anthony DeCurtis
Bring your family back in time to the golden age of children’s television and attend a “live-taping” of Baltimore’s last standing local kids’ show; Danny Joe’s TreeHouse at The Creative Alliance!
Head to Toe w/ Special Guest Blair Imani
In this episode of Danny Joe’s TreeHouse, special guest Blair Imani stops by the treehouse with Ms. Monica to talk with Ollie Ollie Oxenfree about expression and identity. After the show, parents and caregivers are invited to participate in a group discussion while kids create their very own identity hats.
Film Lovers! This is a class for film enthusiasts who want to study movies as an art form. View each film in its entirety and have a lively discussion about its place in movie history. From the silent era to the 1960s we look at seven films over six sessions. Explore a wide range from from Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin to John Huston and John Frankenheimer. Please contact Creative Alliance for the class syllabus.
On view: JAN 25 - FEB 22
Reception: SAT JAN 25 | 6-8PM
The artists represented in On the Verge: 25 New and Emerging Artists embrace the rich diversity of the artistic community in both background and style. Discover works that range in style, media, and material created by artists from across the globe. Local talent representing Baltimore and Washington share the space with global up-and-comers from Japan and Pakistan. Each piece invites you to experience the artist’s culture, history, or personal story in a unique way.
“The Drag Queen King of Philadelphia.” The Philadelphia Inquirer
The world's tallest and hairiest drag queen and her four-piece band bring their balls-to-the-wall rock and roll cabaret to Baltimore for the first time ever.
Martha, played by Pig Iron Theatre Company co-founder Dito van Reigersberg, has performed for sold out crowds in New York City, Washington, Las Vegas, Europe, Austin and her hometown of Philadelphia, where she has won many awards and is known as the "drag queen king."
Tsibele (“Onion” in Yiddish) is Klezmer band, who reminds us that in our politically volatile time, we can look into our history for songs, messages, and stories to inform contemporary communities of resistance.
Baltimore beloved Americana duo The Honey Dewdrops – Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish– have long felt the push-and-pull between their original roots in the Appalachian mountains and their current home. You’ll hear it in their harmony-soaked songs and the mastery of their instruments’ acoustic tones, but also in their songwriting, which reflects the hard realities of today. With their fifth independent release, Anyone Can See out on March 1st, 2019, they have primed the creative energy so prevalent on their previous releases.
A modern transgender Hawaiian (mahu wahine), Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole is a vibrant keeper of culture, an authentic innovator, and fun, as she engages indigenous thought to address today’s issues through music, chant, and sharing of spirit. With plenty of humor, she provides wry commentary and stories to give context to her songs. Award-winning musician and producer Shawn Pimental accompanies on guitar and backup vocals.
Screen your new work or work in progress (max length 15 min) at this monthly feedback session from your Baltimore filmmaking peers in the Creative Alliance Lounge! Send your short films via email by the Friday before to Creative Alliance Film Curator, Aaron Barlow ([email protected]) to be added to the lineup. Our bar is open so the drinks are flowing and the films are showing!
Thanks to our generous sponsors Baltimore Filmmakers Collective & Charm City Filmmakers for helping to make these sessions possible!
If only Old Time music had rock stars! If it did, Molksy’s Mountian Difters would just that. This is why they headlined our inaugural Old time music fest and return for this night of traditional and contemporary fiddle, banjo, guitar mastery.
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Drop-in every Saturday from Noon to 3pm for FREE art-making workshops that the whole family can enjoy. No registration required and all of the materials are provided. In this series families learn about Black Creatives in the arts and create projects inspired by their artwork.
Saturdays FEB 8 - APR 25 | 12-3PM | FREE!
Our resident artists have 10 minutes TOPS to present their work, perform, or invite special guests on stage. Following the talks you can head upstairs to explore the artists studios.
Whether you’re interested in learning more about Creative Alliance’s Residency Program or you just want to meet our artists (including four new residents), this event promises to be entertaining and insightful.
Resident Artists: Christopher Batten, Claudia Capelle, Jani Hileman, Kei Ito, Charles Mason III, Murjoni Merriweather, MJ Neuberger, and Adam Rosenblatt
5-7pm - Artist Talks
For the past five years, Annabel Alpers, one of New Zealand’s finest exponents of electronic music, has been amassing a unique surround-‐soundscape designed to transcend traditional performance boundaries, from her adopted home base in Baltimore, Maryland. After extensive workshopping in Baltimore and New Zealand, Remote is now ready for its live premiere.