May 07 Events at Tillie’s of Brooklyn248 DeKalb Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 (718) 783-6140
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Music and Me Photographs by Jennie Baptiste
May 14th – June 16th 2007
Jennie Baptiste was born in London, where she still lives. Hailing from the Caribbean island of St Lucia, her parents came to London in the sixties. She attended the London College of Communication and received a B.A. with Honors in Photography at the University of Westminster.
As a photographer, her work is inspired by youth culture and music in relation to her identity. She has documented the music phenomenon dancehall, as well as the rise and influence of hip-hop and tattoos -- the latest fashion accessory within the hip- hop culture. Artists she has photographed include Nas, Mary J. Blige, Mos Def, and De La Soul, for clients that ranged from Nike to Virgin Airways to Sony Music.
“Music and Me” is about her influences and the subject matter that has helped define her photography within portraiture overall.
“I continue to be fascinated by the influence of black youth culture in London. I wish to use my work to inform and educate people beyond the stereotypes, so that our history is also their history, creating a greater understanding of the different cultural diversities that makes up British society, here and beyond.”
Her photographs have been exhibited widely in Paris, Berlin, and London, including the show “Black British Style” at the Victoria and Albert Museum. In addition, her work is included in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London. Jennie is also curator of a photographic exhibition on the Maroon People of Jamaica, which will tour London and Jamaica.
Reception: Friday, May 18th 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, 5/11/07 Cyminology 8 p.m. An exciting and eclectic Berlin-based ensemble that seamlessly blends mesmerizing vocals by Iranian-born Cymin Samawatie, who is inspired by 11th century Persian poetry, and modern European jazz. With: Benedikt Jahnel, piano (from France) Ralf Schwarz, bass (from Germany) Ketan Bhatti, drums (from India)
Cyminology has shared stages all over Europe with the likes of Herbie Hancock and Bobby McFerrin and has recorded three CDS, all to warm acclaim. Said one German critic: “Cyminology shows that it is possible to glow without exploding.” Tillie’s is a Brooklyn stop on a tour that includes an appearance at Joe’s Pub in Manhattan. Cover: $5
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Saturday, 5/19/07 8 p.m. Indoda Entsha Percussion Ensemble Directed by Preston Riddick A terrific crew of local talent raises the roof with drumming, singing, and sometimes dancing inspired by African rhythms -- always a delightful evening. Donation: $6
Friday, 5/25/07 ElastiCity Festival Brooklyn’s only ongoing new music festival
7 p.m. Shimmer Rob Mosher, saxophone Zach Brock, violin Evan Mazunike, accordion Matt Wigton, bass www.mattwigton.com
8:15 p.m. UBUNTU! Rick Stone, saxophone Evan Mazunik, keyboard Alex Foote, guitar Jay Foote, bass Jason Nazary, drums www.jayfoote.com
9:30 p.m. The Adventure Club Justin Wood, saxophone Adam Schneit, saxophone Tyler Wood, keyboards Devin Gray, drums
Cover for all shows: $5
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For more information about events at Tillie’s, please call Patricia Mulcahy at 718 783-6140, or email her at email@example.com. See our website for location, hours, etc.