Music, Art, and Poetry – Sunday, April 14, 2013

Music, Art, and Poetry – Sunday, April 14, 2013

Please join us for an evening of local + live music, art, and poetry.

Presented by Suite Brigitte in Association with FeeLit

Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Casbah
2501 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, CA

$8 advance / $10 door –
Doors open 8:30 pm

The AfroJazziacs

The Afrojazziacs (also known as Movimiento Áfrojazziacs) performing their eclectic blend of world music born from contemporary and traditional afro-cuban, jazz, funk, reggae, cumbia, salsa, afro-beat, rumba, Brazilian, Colombian, American, Mexican and much more.

Jesse Aduelo- Sax, Piano
Omar Lopez- Bass
Fernando Gomez- Drumset
Jacob Russo- Congas
Antonio Grajeda- Bongo & perc.
Louis Valenzuela- Guitar

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is a hard hitting, original, instrumental soul band based in San Diego. Ranging at times from a 7 to 9 piece band, they draw influence from the masters of the style from the past and modern day, including: Quincy Jones, Jimmy McGriff, The Meters, Isaac Hayes, and The Poets of Rhythm. The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble mixes soul jazz, cinematic soul, funk, and rare groove music to create a fun and heavy live music experience. Featuring screaming vintage Hammond Organ and vibey Wurlitzer Electric Piano, combined with soulful flute, trumpet, flugelhorn, and tenor and baritone saxes. All mixed together with a hard grooving rhythm section, you’d swear you were listening to the soundtrack of your favorite early 70’s action flick. Members of The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble are also current or former members of the bands: Pocket, Quetzal, The Bi-National Mambo Orchestra, The K23 Orchestra, In Motion Collective, The Soulfires, Melly Frances and The Distilled Spirits, The Black Sands, and Mochilla Presents: Timeless (Suite for Ma Dukes and Verocai).

Tim Felten – Organ and Electric Piano
Chris Lea – Sax and Flute
Peter “D” Williams – Drums
Matthew LaBarber – Bass
Kiko Cornejo – Percussion
Nicholas Costa – Guitar
Bill Caballero – Trumpet

Stevie and The Hi Staxx

Stevie Harris is an American musician from Cleveland, Ohio, whose music blends elements of rock, funk, soul, hip hop, and blues. After relocating to San Diego, Ca. Harris started recording for Cargo Records, writing and co-producing the eclectic acoustic album Pebble, and the record Armeghetto for his, post punk funk outfit, Conglomerate. Released from the label Harris moved to Oakland Ca. where he released several independent albums in various styles while performing around the world as a member of the Remarkable Current, most notably recording songs with Talib Qweli and Mos Def. Upon returning to San Diego, Harris transformed himself into the james brownesque frontman for the Styletones and the post apocalyptic funk bluesman of Stevie &the hi-staxx receiving best new artist nominations at the San Diego Music Awards, two years in a row for two different bands.

Harris has been quoted as saying”it all comes down to a voice, a guitar and a story, and really you don’t even need a story to get over, just a feelin”.

Featuring Live Art by:

Nick Bahula

Billy Martinez

Jeremy Ruscle


Spinning Funk & Soul Vinyl from FeeLit. All records played will be available for sale.
$1 from each record sold will be donated to A Reason To Survive(ARTS)

Poetry Reading & Book Signing by Tomás Gayton

Please join me and fellow poetry lovers to celebrate National Poetry Month and the publication of the peripatetic poet, Tomás Gayton’s latest prose/poetry collection, “Sojourn on the Bohemian Highway”. Tomás paints pictures with words as he travels the world on the open road. With him you witness life in the Afro-Caribbean and in the womb of Mexico. He takes you on a safari in Mama Africa that rises onto the ethereal heights of Mount Kilimanjaro. Tomás’ journey reflects on themes of social injustice and spiritual catharsis. The world he shares with you is always colorful and full of life’s melodies and rhythms. Join Tomás in his sojourn for peace and justice in a strife ridden world.

“The worldwide presence of this highly conscious African-American poet in the new millennium contributes to positive prospects for the future of humanity.”David Henderson, De Mayor of Harlem and Neo-California

“Sojourn on the Bohemian Highway”
 108 pages, $16.00
Published by Poetic Matrix Press


Other books in print by Tomás Gayton

Yazoo City Blues:
“As in court testimony direct evidence of sense physical action fast detail” ~ Allen Ginsberg

“Here is a man who through his activism, his living, his writing focuses on the issues of his time. This is not an easy read if you fear pushing against the walls of this culture.” ~ John Peterson

“Shrewd and expansively compassionate observations play a steady drumbeat throughout this author’s prose and poems, echoing a myriad of cultures, cities, and souls as Gayton pursues a relentless global search for personal integrity, both his and those of his subjects.” ~ Author Campbell

Winds of Change/Vientos de Cambio:
“Tomás Gayton’s poetry shows his passion for the discovery of nature, love, life, and especially social justice.” ~ S. L. Pedregal

“Perhaps the duties of the poet have been the same throughout history… to take part in combat after combat… Poetry is rebellion.” ~ Pablo Neruda

National Poetry Month

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.
Academy of American Poets –

Markalan - Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Markalan moved to Pacific Beach in 1994. During his first four years in San Diego, he worked as a photographer for the United States Navy. Over the past decade, he's been behind the bar or turntables in many of San Diego's nightclubs, and venues. He's shared his musical selections with Southern & Baja California, and the Mayan Riviera. During these years, he could be found exchanging his time for vinyl at Groove Records and Siesta Records. 

He often worked for trade, to support his vinyl addiction. He currently owns over 8,000 records. "Listening to my father's albums is when it all began. Flipping through the stacks, cleaning off the LP, placing the needle on the record, reading the lyrics, studying the artwork, and enjoying the rich analog sound. Sure, there are occasional pops & you might have to clean the record. You actually have to flip the record at the end of the side. It's not a play list or program on shuffle. You are present, involved, and engaged in the listening process. 
Please Keep Vinyl Alive & Support Local Artists!" 

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