Past Event

POSTPONED: Artists, Activism and Social Change

We have had to postpone this livestream event.  Please stay tuned for updates.

 

 

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and Article22 invite you to celebrate.

For one night only, two artists, one company and a museum collaborate to preserve cultures and create space for creativity, social change, jazz, artists and their work.

Article22 is a Brooklyn-based social enterprise that is working with local artisans in Laos to clear 80 million detonated bombs leftover from the Vietnam war and convert the shrapnel into peacebomb jewelry.

6:00pm Reception
7:00pm Conversation and Q&A with the Artists and Article22
7:40pm Performance

The evening will feature live performances by both Cubadisco nominee pianist and singer Melvis Santa, and GRAMMY-winning bassist Bam Rodríguez who, in collaboration with Article22 and The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, have curated their own personalized Artists + Activist peacebomb bracelets that illustrate engravings of their handwrittenactivism quotes.

The event will feature these Artists + Activists bracelets and other Peacebomb jewelry. A portion % of your purchase supports the artists and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Bam Rodríguez is a GRAMMY-winning bass player, composer, educator and social activist who has performed with Arturo O’Farrill, Chucho Valdés, Paquito de Rivera, Deepak Chopra, to name a few, on stages from all over the world such as Carnegie Hall, The Barbican, North Sea Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and Blue Note. Bam is the founder and director of We Are Starting a School, a free educational program that pairs students from economically excluded places in the world with artists based in NYC to receive free music lessons.

Singer, composer, pianist, Afro Cuban dancer, actress, and educator Melvis Santa was born and raised in the heart of an eclectic neighborhood in Havana, where she was exposed to multi-cultural traditions early on. Since age 4, she participated every weekend in the art programs offered by Gran Teatro de La Habana, Teatro Bellas Artes, and El Musical; three legendary theaters located in her hometown. At 7, she began playing classical piano, years later she graduated with a Piano and Music Theory from the prestigious Amadeo Roldan Conservatory. “Our voice is our first instrument. Through music I’ve discovered the power of my inner voice. Sharing my voice is telling my story and those of my ancestors. It allows me to bring tradition, culture, and community to new spaces, while healing and transforming social consciousness.”

The evening features live performances by both Cubadisco nominee pianist and singer Melvis Santa, and GRAMMY-winning bassist Bam Rodríguez who, in collaboration with Article22 and The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, have curated their own personalized Artists + Activist peacebomb bracelets that illustrate engravings of their handwrittenactivism quotes.

The event will feature these Artists + Activists bracelets and other Peacebomb jewelry. A portion % of your purchase supports the artists and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.