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Contact: Doc Powell at 202-459-8157

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 Sounds of Hope at Potter’s House presents the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers
WHAT:  Sounds of Hope at Potter’s House presents the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers tremendously talented artists that grew out of the cultural experience demonstrated at Malcolm X Park and is founded by Doc Powell. Drummers from all walks of life, and from every level of drumming abilities, other musicians of all varieties, and spectators of all nationalities and ages, come together and create a wonderful expression of creative energies. From this setting, arose a group of performing artists called the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers.   Please come and see us perform at Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia RD NW in Washington, DC on October 19, 2012.
WHO: Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers,  Sounds of Hope at Potter’s House, and the community.
WHEN: October 19, 2012 at 8pm.
WHERE: Potter’s House 1658 Columbia RD NW Washington, DC
CONTACT: Doc Powell at 202-459-8157

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact Doc Powell

202-459-8157

 

Sounds of Hope at the Potter’s House presents Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers


Washington, DC.– The Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers performs on Friday, October 19,2012  at the Potters House, 1658 Columbia RD NW in Washington, DC. There is a suggested donation of $15.00. Showtime: 8pm

 

The Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers are a group of tremendously talented artists that grew out of the cultural experience demonstrated at Malcolm X Park and is founded by Doc Powell. Drummers from all walks of life, and from every level of drumming abilities, other musicians of all varieties, and spectators of all nationalities and ages, come together and create a wonderful expression of creative energies. From this setting, arose a group of performing artists called the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers.

Some of our performance arenas are Market Five Gallery, The Martin Luther King Library, Wilson Senior High School, Riverside Baptist Church, Metro AME Church, The National Education Association, Union Temple Baptist Church, and Malcolm X Park.

We have performed at a variety of venues. Some of them include Mt.Ararat Outreach Center, Potter’s House, National Education Association, Fairmount Heights Municipal Center, Metropolitan AME Church, Cultural Cafe, Josephine Butler Community Center, Ideal Public Charter School, International Mall, Ballou Senior High School, MLK Library, St. Marks Church, Riverside Baptist Church, Plymouth Congregational Church, Capitol Plaza Mall, Market 5 Gallery, Joe's Movement, Malcolm X Park, Greater Mt Nebo AME Church,Howard University (Auditorium), Washington Terrace Hotel, Walter Reed's Hospital, and Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute.

Visit us at http://malcolmxdrummersanddancers.weebly.com

 

Sounds of Hope is benefit concert series started in 2002 and was named by its co-founder, producer and host, Mary Shapiro. A teacher and performing songwriter, Mary also hosts the free monthly open mic (final Fridays of each month).

For more information visit http://www.pottershousedc.org/soundsofhope

 
 

Come to the Kids' Corner Fall Fair on Saturday, October 20th. The event raises money to support the Kids' Corner Day Care Center's music education program.

WHAT: Fun-filled day of pumpkin painting, moon bounce, toddler hay rides, face painting, music, dancing, and more! A variety of lunch and dessert items from many local restaurants will be available. Performers include musician John Henry, the Georgetown University Children's Theater, Sabra Lewis Hula Dancing, and Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers.

WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE

WHERE: Mitchell Park, 23rd and S Streets NW DC
(Rain Location: Kids' Corner Facilities around the block at 2200 California St NW)

HOW: It is free to come to the Fair and enjoy the performers. Tickets will be sold for individual activities and food, or you can purchase an all-inclusive bracelet for $20.

 Visit us at http://malcolmxdrummersanddancers.weebly.com/
To book the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers for your event, please contact the founder, Doc Powell at 202-459-8157.
 
 
"Common" Honoree of "Here I Stand" Gala
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012
Historic Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC

Promotional Video on Youtube

Almost every year, the Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute selects an artist who has provided exemplary service to the community. We present the Paul Robeson "Here I Stand" award after interviewing the honoree on stage. We also provide a showcase for local artists, including the children that attend our Kung Fu institute. It's a chance to bring the community together, learn how to help each other and have a good time. We hope you'll come and have an unforgettable evening.

Big TiggerUrban ArtistryOur special invited guest interviewer will be "Big Tigger".

Performing live on stage will be:
Malcom X Drummers and Dancers, Whratnala USA, Ivy Rose Band,
Urban Artistry, ISA Miss Teen Philippines Chessa Toboada, Dragon Princess Olivia Zhang, and Hung Tao Choy Mei "Lucky Lions" and Thunder Drummers.

Tickets are also on sale at Ticketmaster or the Lincoln Theatre box office for $27.50 (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm).





Past honorees have been Harry Belafonte, Dick Gregory, Dr. John Hope Franklin, Judith Jamison, Rita Moreno, and Spike Lee.

For more information contact Abdur-Rahim Muhammad, HTCMRahim@aol.com

 
 
Adams Morgan Main Street hosts the 34th annual Adams Morgan Day Festival on Sunday, Sept 9, 2012.  Main location is 18th Street N.W. between Columbia Rd and Florida; with Kid's Fair & special pavilions at Marie Reed School.  More than 25 different cultures are represented in this keenly anticipated event from Noon to 7 PM. "Arts on Belmont" opens at 10am.  The Festival theme, "Rediscover Adams Morgan," invites everyone to experience both the Cultural Street Festival and all the area has to offer, including local restaurants and retail, and especially the new streetscape.  Adams Morgan has a range of exciting shopping and dining in all price ranges. 

Adams Morgan Day is known for its live music, cultural, and dance performances, Kid's Fair and popular "Arts on Belmont."  Varied international foods abound not only from vendors, but from Adams Morgan's sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Since 1978, the Adams Morgan Day Festival celebrates the synergy of diverse cultures. For information about the festival, please visit www.AdamsMorganDayFestivalDC.com 

Members of the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers invites you to come and see us perform at 5pm during the festival.


About the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers

The Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers are a group of tremendously talented artists that grew out of the cultural experience demonstrated at Malcolm X Park and is founded by Doc Powell. Drummers from all walks of life, and from every level of drumming abilities, other musicians of all varieties, and spectators of all nationalities and ages, come together and create a wonderful expression of creative energies. From this setting, arose a group of performing artists called the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers. 

To book us for your next event, please contact Doc Powell at 202-459-8157


 
 
For Immediate Release

Contact: Doc Powell, founder of the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers
at 202-459-8157
http://malcolmxdrummersanddancers.weebly.com

Performance at Potter's House

(Washington, DC) -  Please come and join us at Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd NW in Washington, DC on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 8pm.  Potter's House presents the following:
• Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers (http://malcolmxdrummersanddancers.weebly.com/)
• Pete Hanks
• Lamont Carey
• sistah joy


The Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers are a group of tremendously talented artists that grew out of the cultural experience demonstrated at Malcolm X Park and is founded by Doc Powell.

WITH MUSIC BY www.Petehanks.com All the way from Seattle! Here's what Pete has to say:

A ROADTRIP WITH DAD PLAYING CASSETTES SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE 10th PLAY OF DYLAN’S DON'T THINK TWICE, IT'S ALRIGHT, AND ZEPPLIN’S GOING TO CALIFORNIA, COULD BE WHERE IT HAPPENED.I'D THOUGHT 11 WAS AN ADEQUATE AGE TO TRY OUT FOR THE BAND. THEN AGAIN, IT WAS PROBABLY SOME INSIGNIFICANT MOMENT - A SONG ON THE RADIO, A LINE IN A BOOK, A PRETTY GIRL.  SOME LITTLE PUSH THAT BROUGHT ME TO THIS:  I WRITE SONGS.
             X PETE   (A Seattle based Indi Crooner) WWW.PETEHANKS.COM 

Tickets: $15 or more donation at the door. No one turned away.

 
For more information: Doc Powell - 202-459-8157