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Loom Weaves Joslyn || Free & All Ages Multicultural Festival

August 31, 2014 @ 2:00 pm11:00 pm CDT

loom Weaves Joslyn

loom & Joslyn Art Museum’s multicultural festival in the Sculpture Garden is back! This day-time, all ages, free event features a wide spectrum of music, performance, workshops & entertainment.

loom’s annual multicultural outdoor festival has not only traditionally brought in a wide spectrum of artists and performers, but a wide cross section of people, weaving the diversity that lives within Omaha.

▬ All ages & family friendly / Free / 2-11pm
▬ Food & cash bar available
▬ Outside food allowed, just no outside alcohol


(*Times subject to change)

► 02:00 ▬ YOGA
There’s no better way to start off this event than with a heart-opening, body-grounding practice such as yoga. One of Omaha’s highly respected and regarded instructors, Johnathan Woodside, will lead the class, accompanied by some uplifting music from a loom resident DJ. Woodside is the founder of the nonprofit organization Mindfulness Outreach Initiative, which focuses mindfulness meditation for the promotion of greater health and wellness in our community.

► 03:00 ▬ Vadiacao de Oxossi
Vadiacao de Oxossi is Omaha’s only dedicated Capoeira group. You’ll be treated to the highly revered practice of this Brazilian martial arts form which combines dance, acrobatics and traditional berimbau music. Slaves in the 16th century were originally banned from learning defensive or fighting styles. As a response, they developed this practice and disguised it as a form of dance. Be sure to catch their presentation on Capoeira inside the museum at 4pm.

► 03:30 ▬ JOCELYN
This singer/songwriter has came out of nowhere in the past year and has since made an indelible impression on our music scene. She seems to have it all: Young enough that her whole career is ahead of her, a voice that croons, a confidence that exudes star power and a hungry ambition that is just seeing the tip of the ice berg. Oh, and she does this call-and-response act in her shows that make her acoustic performance stick out even more from the pack.

This will be a fast-paced, back-to-back performance, graciously organized by Cristina B., will give each dance style a 10-minute time frame to display their moves. Many of the dance styles will then be taught inside the museum afterwards.

▬ Chrysalis (Belly Dancing)
▬ Blandon Joiner (Salsa Dancing)
▬ Omaha Jitterbugs (Swing Dancing)
▬ True X Crew (Break Dancing)
▬ Get That Ent. (Street Freestyle/Turf Dance)

► 05:30 ▬ CRISTINA B
Cristina B. is one of the most sultry vocal talents in Omaha. From her time working in LA, she’s collaborated alongside and toured with acts such as the Black Eyed Pea, Josh One, The Scientist, Bucky Johnson, Printz Board and many others. Her various musical elements lead with an RnB feel, but also touch on elements of soul, reggae & hip hop. She’ll be accompanied by INFNTLP on the beat production. Listen & download her mix tape on SoundCloud, http://goo.gl/fdW3ag.

► 06:00 ▬ HIP HOP HOUR
We’ve invited a few of our favorite Omaha hip hop artists to show you that there’s still phenomenal, conscious & creative raps being created on a daily basis. After seeing the energy & hearing the lyricism of these folks, we know you’ll be inspired.

▬ BOTH (Scky Rei & INFNTLP) (Make Believe Recordings)
▬ Conchance (Make Believe Recordings)
▬ Black Jonny Quest (Make Believe Recordings)
▬ LP (Lite Pole/ Living Pharaoh)

Summoning the gods of funk, jazz and Afro beat under one roof, the 8-piece Omaha Beat Brigade is a gathering of musical heavyweights from local groups such as Satchel Grande, Conchance, Belles & Whistles, Jazzwholes, Mike Gurcuilo Big Band and a collection of jam bands & jazz projects. Featuring bandleader Mark Hinrichs on drums; Willie Karpf, James Ballarin and Tim Schleinat on horns; Andrew Malashock on guitar; Tim Kasl on bass; Mark Powers on percussion; Jim Hoke on keys and special offstage guest, “sexy audience.”

This 10-piece salsa band has only been formed a year now, but has gained a reputation for bringing an authentic and fire-igniting sound. Band leaders Cristobal Oquendo and Antonio Betanzos have put together musicians that cover everything from congas, timbales, bongos, trombones, trumpets, saxophones, keys and bass. And with musicians that have roots in Puerto Rico, Panama, Cuba and Venezuela.

If you’re a fan of the tradition laid down by the famous Fania records catalogue, then you’ve find the right place. For others unfamiliar with the history of Latin music, if you got a heart and you have feet, they’ll take care of the rest.

► 09:30-11:00 ▬ Dance celebration w/loom resident DJs Brent Crampton, Stephen Bils, Kethro

loom lab Indoor Stage

Conagra Food Atrium
▬ 04:00-04:30 ▬ History on Brazil’s Capoeira
▬ 04:30-05:00 ▬ Spoken word history & writing workshop w/The Wordsmiths
▬ 05:00-05:30 ▬ Belly dance lesson
▬ 05:30-06:00 ▬ Swing dance lesson
▬ 06:00-06:30 ▬ Break dance lesson
▬ 06:30-07:00 ▬ Turf dance lesson
▬ 07:00-08:00 ▬ Salsa dance lesson

Abbott Lecture Hall
Find out more about loom lab & the kinds of projects the organization plans to take on by hearing presentations from loom lab artists

▬ 03:00-03:30 ▬ Pierre Kenal Louis: Haitian music performance & presentation
▬ 03:30-04:00 ▬ Jason Fischer: Grey Matter documentary
▬ 04:00-04:30 ▬ Denise Chapman: Community theatre & monologue performance
▬ 04:30-05:00 ▬ Ben Jones: Anti-oppression Art Project
▬ 05:00-05:30 ▬ Raven Fox: 3D Mapping

▬ 07:30-08:00 ▬ THE WORDSMITHS
The Wordsmith’s are Nebraska’s top spoken word troop that carry on the great African American oral tradition. Their collective performance touches on poetry, storytelling, politics, spirituality, healing, truth and change. Be sure to catch a presentation on spoken word & a writing workshop, 4:30pm inside the museum.

Vendors & Misc.

▬ Live art w/Gerard Pefung, Ben Jones & Stephen Kavanaugh
▬ Rhythm & LED Poi w/Vickie Hughes
▬ Face painting, hula hooping, arts & crafts projects, henna tattoo, seed bomb booth, balloon artist, etc.

Post-Party at House of Loom

Join us 11pm-2am for a House of Loom post-party, featuring St. Louis/NYC’s Raven Fox
No cover / 21+ / Opening DJ starts at 10pm / 1012 s. 10 st / http://www.houseofloom.com

Booth Vendors
We’re looking for booth vendors! If interested, please contact Jenny Pool at jennylizz@hotmail.com.

If you’d like to help spread the word or volunteer day-of, please contact info@houseofloom.com.

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August 31, 2014
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm CDT
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Joslyn Art Museum
Omaha, NE United States


House of Loom
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