Upcoming Events Produced by Global Change Media

Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers
Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers
www.reverbnation.com

Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers
with Derek Miller
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers with award-winning guitarist, Derek Miller, of the Six Nations Tribe in Ontario. 


An award-winning actor, director, and Native American Indian activist Gary Farmer, best known for his roles in films like 'Dead Man' with Johnny Depp, 'Pow Wow Highway', 'Smoke Signals', and 'Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai' with Forrest Whitaker, is also a respected musician.  He’ll be showcasing his 5-piece smokin’ hot blues, roots and jam band for Tucson. 


Farmer was born in Ohsweken, Ontario into the Cayuga Nation and Wolf Clan of the Haudenosaunee/Iroquois Confederacy.  After more than 100 appearances in television shows and movies, Farmer retired from the Screen Actors Guild and began focusing on music.  Farmer chose to play the blues in homage to his Native heritage.  According to Farmer, the Tuscarora Indians joined the Iroquois Confederacy around the same time that slavery was still going on in the U.S., allowing the two cultures to mix while working in the fields.  Together, Native American and African music mixed and eventually formed what we know as the blues: The foundation for the modern music of today.


Joining the band is Farmer’s long-time friend and musical comrade, Derek Miller, bringing his shredding skills to The Troublemakers.  Miller, hailed as “one of the hot shots on the indigenous music scene”, has been playing music for 30 years.  He has won Native American music awards, played with the Double Trouble, which is Stevie Ray Vaughan’s old band, and even sang a duet with Willie Nelson.  Miller has appeared on national television, received two Juno Awards, and has performed at the Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics with Eva Avila and Nikki Yanofsky.


Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers play both originals and covers, especially the music of classic blues artists like John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, Etta James and Howlin’ Wolf.  Farmer picked up the harmonica as a teenager and taught himself to play, jamming with bands across Canada and the U.S.  When he was working as a touring actor, he would stop at clubs and sit in with the musicians.  “I was on the road all my life as an actor and the harp became my friend,” he explained. “The harp has always been my voice.”  Farmer was also one of the driving forces behind the launch of the Aboriginal Voices Radio Network.


Gary describes the concept of the band’s music as, “the love of the blues and its departures into rock & roll, jazz, reggae, soul--yeah heart and soul--but writing lyrics that reflect the change we'd like to realize…often just observations in daily life from a different perspective maybe.”

Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
REFUGEE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT CONCERT & FILM EVENT
REFUGEE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT CONCERT & FILM EVENT


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REFUGEE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT CONCERT & FILM EVENT
Featuring artists from Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda
Other
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018
Event Begins at 6:00 PM

REFUGEE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT CONCERT & FILM EVENT 


 


 


brought to you by DJ Grin the peacemaker and community servant


 


 


To DONATE to this event, please go to - https://www.paypal.me/Mahanga


 


 


To PURCHASE TICKETS to the event, please click the Buy Tickets link to the left on your screen


 


 


In celebration of the EMPOWERMENT of REFUGEE YOUTH in our community and around the globe, this special evening features Congolese refugee music artist, DJ Grin “the peacemaker” and the launch of his first music album in the US following his resettlement to Tucson two years ago.  The evening will also showcase a wide variety of refugee artists, as well as the award-winning documentary film, Sauti, chronicling the lives of women in Uganda’s Kyangwali Refugee Settlement.


 


 


Cherished by many as a devoted employee of Tucson Medical Center (TMC), Donald Mahanga is co-founder of Youth Talent Growth (YTG) and a rising local leader whose music unites communities across lines of color, class and background, bridging communities within Tucson and the US at large and seeking to build hope for refugee youth across the country and around the world.  Beginning as a songwriter in 1998 and launching his first album in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Western Uganda in 2013, DJ Grin has never doubted the power of music for peacebuilding and community empowerment.  Rising to meet the new opportunities provided by life in the US, his new 6-song album will be on sale the night of the event featuring both audio and video. 


 


 


The concert will also showcase an array of talented musicians from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda – refugees who now reside in Arizona, Kansas, Texas and Kentucky joining together in Tucson for this special evening celebrating their perseverance, courage, culture and talent!


 


 


The event will open with a screening of multiple award winning film, Sauti (“Voice” in Swahili) profiles five teenaged girls in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in western Uganda who, with tenacity, tenderness and imagination, approach their uncertain futures to create new lives of their own choosing.  The film, told completely in the voices of refugee girls, witnesses the power of young women struggling for agency and self-determination against the odds, and inspires audiences to reframe their ideas about the daily realities, hopes, and dreams of refugees.


 


 


Join in for a fully immersive evening of music and storytelling!  Expect to enjoy uplifting African beats and leave inspired by the ability we all possess to rise above our challenges and be empowered together. 


 


 


Contributing organizations include: Iskashitaa Refugee Network (IRN) - Tucson, Sauti Movie Production - Colorado, Youth Talent Growth (YTG) - Tucson, and CIYOTA - Uganda/DRC 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Advance: $15.00
Day of Show: $20.00
Odyssey Storytelling Series:
Odyssey Storytelling Series: "Big Brother"
odysseystorytelling.com

Odyssey Storytelling Series: "Big Brother"
Thursday, Oct 04, 2018
Event Begins at 7:00 PM
This month's theme is "Big Brother"

 


Curated by Molly McCloy
Produced by Roscoe Mutz

 


Presented by Story Arts Group, Inc. $10.00 ($7.00 Students with ID)


 


Since 2004, Odyssey Storytelling has been bringing live storytelling to Tucson audiences.


 


Every month, six people are invited to tell ten minute personal stories on a theme to a live audience. The stories are not read or memorized, they are told from the life experiences and creativity of the teller.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


 


 


 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Danny Green Trio
Danny Green Trio
dannygreen.net

Danny Green Trio
Saturday, Oct 06, 2018
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

A rising force on the jazz scene and an award-winning Origin Records recording artist, pianist and composer Danny Green has distinguished himself with his beautifully articulated touch and melodically charged sensibility.  His original compositions – a vivid blend of jazz, classical, and Brazilian elements – delight critics and audiences across the country and around the world.  According to AllAboutJazz.com, Danny Green is “a writer of gorgeous and engaging tunes, and a first rate pianist leading a distinctively interactive trio.”  


The Danny Green Trio features the talents of upright and electric bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm.  Since its formation in 2010, the trio has performed at notable venues, series, and festivals across the county, including the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, Shapeshifter Lab (NYC), The Blue Whale (LA), Vibrato Jazz Grill (LA), The Lilypad (Cambridge), The Loft @ UCSD, KSDS KSDS Jazz 88.3’s Jazz Live, the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library (San Diego), CSU Summer Arts Monterey (residency), the Integrity Jazz festival in North Dakota, TEDxUCSD, The Sound Room (Oakland), Tula’s Jazz Club (Seattle), Jazz Live at Marine View Church (Tacoma), and the KSDS Jazz 88.3 Ocean Beach Jazz Festival.  Their work has been featured in DownBeat Magazine, Jazziz, the San Diego Union Tribune, The Boston Globe, NPR, and JazzEd.


The trio formed the core band on Green’s highly acclaimed 2012 release, A Thousand Ways Home.  Joined by world class jazz artists including Chico Pinheiro, Claudia Villela and Peter Sprague, the album received numerous rave reviews nationwide, rose to #17 on the Jazz Week Charts, and was voted into KSDS Jazz 88.3’s “Top Ten Jazz Releases of 2012.”  In 2014, the Danny Green Trio released the highly-acclaimed album After The Calm on OA2 Records.  Featuring ten of Green’s compositions, the album received much praise from the press and nationwide radio play.  After The Calm won “Best Jazz Album” at the 2015 San Diego Music Awards and was nominated for “Album of the Year.”  The trio recorded their 2016 release, Altered Narratives, at New York City’s famed Sear Sound recording studio with award-winning producer Matt Pierson.  Released on OA2 Records, the album consists of eleven original compositions by Green.  All About Jazz critic Dan McClenaghan commented, “There’s nothing that adds a touch of elegance to a jazz set more than an adeptly-done string arrangement, and these are superb; violins, viola and cello in a sinuous, sometimes whispering embrace with a vibrant, top-notch piano trio, delving into Danny Green’s distinguished compositions.”  The album remained on the Jazz Week Top 50 chart for fourteen weeks and earned high praise from critics worldwide.

Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00
TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band
TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band
cosmopop.org

TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band
A CosmoPop® Concert
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

A CosmoPop® concert with TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band.  This 12-piece ensemble from around the world performs the interdimensional, timeless music of TaliasVan – visionary maestro, singer and creator of CosmoPop, his unique style incorporating various musical genres with chant and mantra to create CosmoJazz, CosmoRock, CosmoCountry, CosmoCeltic, CosmoMystic, CosmoMidZone, and more.


TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band have produced four full-length CDs, two 3-song sampler CDs, and a live concert DVD that won an Aurora Award for Best Live Concert Video, sharing honors with Disney and Fox Media. The band is featured on KVAN Radio around the world (kvan.fm) and TaliasVan has performed his Spiritualution Concerts outdoors throughout the Southwestern U.S., including Mt. Shasta, California, as opposed to more intimate indoor CosmoPop concerts. His most recent Spiritualution Concert was at Camp Avalon in Sedona, Arizona on May 5, 2018.


The fifth CD coming soon is an exclusively CosmoCountry release, and this October 26th concert will preview songs from the new album, which features guest studio artists — Tucson’s own Rich Brennion on pedal steel guitar and award-winning violinist Arvel Bird.  CosmoCountry is “good ‘ol country music with a unique cosmic twist!”


Music has been TaliasVan’s passion since the age of 6 when he started singing with street corner harmony groups in Pittsburgh.  He recorded and performed with various professional groups and in nightclubs throughout the 60’s until 1970 when he had a spiritual awakening and devoted his musical talents to serving humanity.  In the 1970s he was led to Tucson’s 4th Avenue and started Son Light Ministries at 630 N. 4th Avenue, where he took in and cared for the homeless and disenfranchised.  During that time, he performed as an opening artist for several famous Christian contemporary rock bands, such as Petra, Resurrection Band, and Servant at the University of Arizona. Realizing his music did not fit the contemporary Christian category, TaliasVan pioneered “New Age Vocal” in Hollywood and was the first to put lyrics to New Age style music in the ’80s with his vinyl Unicorn Love album.   


As he continued to grow and expand in his activism and social, spiritual, and environmental consciousness, TaliasVan was led to Sedona where he developed and cultivated CosmoPop.  Set against a background of eclectic melodies, CosmoPop’s lyrics address the suffering of our times and the human condition, while giving hope for a better world to come.  The beating heart of CosmoPop is TaliasVan's voice and guitar.  His stylized vocals express the height and depth of emotional experience, while his lyrics reveal the poetry and wisdom of one who has lived lifetimes.  His soul-prose expresses a spiritual sound that is visionary and hip, yet real and down to earth.  TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band balance the intimacy and spiritual sincerity of a singer-songwriter with the groove and excitement of a 12-piece intergalactic jam-band. 


Proceeds benefit scholarships for the University of Ascension Science and The Physics of Rebellion and internships for Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage.  


To those in financial need who want to see the show, please call 520-603-9932 to make an appointment to reciprocate in advance of the show at Hands In The Soil for 3 hours at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacacori.  No arrangements will be made at the door.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Advance: $25.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $20.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $10.00
Day of Show: $30.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $25.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $10.00
GENERAL TCHEFARY - African Roots Reggae
GENERAL TCHEFARY - African Roots Reggae
www.generaltchefary.com

GENERAL TCHEFARY - African Roots Reggae
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

7-piece band.  GENERAL TCHEFARY is a descendant of the great proponent of the struggle against French colonialism in Africa "l'Almamy Samory Touré".  Growing up with his mother, he never saw his father.  Becoming a musician kept him away from the bandits and out of trouble.


Ibrahim Touré, aka General Tchefary, began his musical journey in his home of West Africa, Ivory Coast in the year 1998.  As an artist, he started in the hip-hop movement then gradually moved into the Reggae music scene.  He chose Reggae music for what it stands for.  Reggae music is his life; it gives him the joy of living.  It gives him hope to see a better world where people live in harmony without injustice.  Because of this way of life, he and Reggae music have become one, as if they were born together.


General Tchefary’s music and messages reflect his life’s view – “Jah created the world, mankind and the stars in the sky.  Jah wants his people to not hurt each other.  He wants us to respect nature.  Today, man has become a wolf to man.  Man is the basis of the suffering of others.  Jah is angry and we are all natural disasters happening everywhere in the world.  To you who read this text, there is still time for us to realize that we must give love to everything around us.  Your fight should be your love.  Stop thinking negative thoughts of one another.  Share your love without expecting anything in return.  My prayers and hopes are that my music can help you better.”


Tchefary released his first Album in 2008, "Soya " which gave a marked evolution over Ivorian showbiz and ranking it among the hopes of Africa Reggae people.  "Il Est Temps" is the title of the second album in 2013 which exploded on the International scene due to its activist messages of revolution and education.  


In 2015 he was invited by K-Bass Music to America to promote African Root Reggae.  General Tchefary is multi-dimensional in his art, he sings with Solidarite Sympa, Dub Society, K-Bass Music and General Tchefary bands.  He has performed at festivals with famous singers, Alpha Blondy, Ky-Mani Marley, Morga Heritage, Third World, I Threes, Tiken Jah Fakoly and many more.


In 2018, Tchefary appears with many other famous Reggae world singers on a compilation CD recorded in Portugal by Da Lion Music called "I-Ternal Riddim" and he also launched a single CD of two titles "Black No For Sale" and "Help The Syrians" as light soldier songs heralding the soon arrival of the battalion of 13 tracks coming on the third album by the end of the year.  This album was recorded in three different studios, DMB Studio in Cote D'ivoire of Africa, Blackstar Studio Portugal in Europe and Waterworks Recording in the United States of America; and is currently being mixed and mastered in Jamaica by Gregoris Morris III.

Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Starseed Acoustic Ensemble
Starseed Acoustic Ensemble
globalchangemusic.org

Starseed Acoustic Ensemble
Global Change Music
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

6-piece activist folk-rock band with members from Nashville, Germany, New Zealand and beyond performing a unique blend of original, eclectic music with thought-provoking lyrics written to soothe the heart, inspire the mind, and expand consciousness.


The members of the Starseed Acoustic Ensemble each have unique stories of how they feel “Destiny” called them together from the four corners to create music with intention to change the world - to literally "rock" the boat.  As Global Change Music nonprofit record label artists, the Starseed Acoustic Ensemble’s mission is to write lyrics and melodies which inspire listeners to feel empowered to take positive action in a world they see in the midst of turmoil and at a pivotal time of global transformation.  “We are living at a significant point in history” shares the band’s lead singer and songwriter, Keea, “and we feel a responsibility and calling to spread the message of brotherhood and sisterhood through our music…the message of ‘one God one planetary family’ as TaliasVan says.  We’re not making music for money or fame; we’re trying to make music that will help heal the world and it starts with looking at ourselves and where we need to change.” 


All of the band members are part of the Spiritualution—Justice To The People Movement founded by master musician and spiritual activist, TaliasVan who is also the founder Global Change Music.  TaliasVan encourages artists to write lyrics that speak out against injustice and unite humanity in one global family rhythm and, more importantly, to walk their talk through service to humanity.  The Spiritualution is a global movement started almost 30 years ago by TaliasVan to spread the message that world peace can only be attained through a spiritual revolution; that a spiritual solution – a spiritual unity without uniformity – is what is needed to heal the planet’s various troubles with war, political and social unrest, famine, disease, environmental devastation and more.


The Starseed Acoustic Ensemble’s Global Change Music is expressed in full, rich vocals with background harmonies supported by acoustic guitars, keyboard, bass and drums, layered with banjo, mandolin, steel drum, accordion and percussion.  Their lyrics sensitively touch on pressing planetary problems in a cosmic context of hope, striving to build bridges through music for all people to unite. 


Their music can be found on Spotify, You Tube, Global Change Music, and heard on KVAN Visionary Radio 91.7FM Tucson.

Advance: $13.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $10.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $18.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $15.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00