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THE DREAM BOOK: Sonic Liberation 8 & Friends

Saturday - 7:00pm (ET)
September 12, 2015

Sonic Liberation 8 with
Kùlú Mèlé Dance Company
members of The Prometheus Chamber Orchestra
Moor Mother Goddess
Mayita Angarica with Baba Rumba
Hubbard & Son, Video Artists


Bowerbird is excited to kick off its Fall 2015 season with The Dream Book, an expansive work of music, dance, and video led by Kevin Diehl’s Sonic Liberation 8. Sparked by a curiosity of hoodoo gambling magic, this collaborative work lists objects and situations found in dreams with interpretations and lucky numbers for playing Policy, an illegal and now obsolete, “numbers” game for gamblers.


Sonic Liberation 8’s The Dream Book is an interdisciplinary performance bringing together diverse performance companies of Philadelphia in a unique evening of music, dance and visual arts – modern and traditional forms intersect with: a loft & Lucumi chamber-jazz octet, the Afro-Cuban dance troupe Kùlú Mèlé Dance Company, members of The Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, the post-punk/post-hip hop soundscape poetess Moor Mother Goddess, Mayita Angarcica with Baba Rumba. Video artists Hubbard & Son present short surreal video whose format unfolds like a series of dreams identifying each of the 8 segments and advancing the performance narrative. Each segment’s theme uses its corresponding Dream Book number and its related Orisha (Yoruban Diety).



The concert has been made possible with support from Philadelphia Jazz Project, a sponsored project of the Painte Bride Art Center, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.

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