Join the DCBlugrass Union for a distanced and masked bluegrass music event at the Jammin Block Party. There will be 2 stages of live music, and a distanced afternoon jam to start things off.
There’s plenty of space for jamming so bring your instrument, voice and mask to make some high lonesome bluegrass sounds before the show.
Sunday, October 4, 2020
4:00 PM EDT – Open Jam
6:00PM EDT – Davis Bradley Duo
8:00PM EDT – DC Bluegrass Union All-Star Band
The State Theatre
220 N Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
This event is FREE with details at thestatetheatre.com
Flow-bending artist aSanTIS discusses art, culture, and whether sound can solve the world’s problems in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
My interview with Amy Santis aka aSanTIS began in the most unexpected way. The Maryland-based flow-bending artist and lyrical storyteller came prepared to engage in conversation around questions I had posed – and she also brought one or two of her own thoughtful prompts based on her curiosities around my view of learning.
This practice of taking in her surroundings deeply through observation and inquiry has come naturally to aSanTIS ever since she was a young child. In terms of her early starts in music, she notes that she began as a discerning listener. “Just listening to music from my mom, on the radio, just being a consumer in the world of sound. But I think mainly, my mom has always loved dancing and listening to music, so that was sort of like second nature. We play music at gatherings, we play music in the car, and these songs are sort of like diaries that take us into a specific place.”
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