BILLY CHILDS' Prophecy & PAUL CALDERON's Spoken-Word · DwighTrible Presents: @ STAGE Fri., Jul. 14th 9PM

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director of The 'new' World STAGE "Summer" Jazz Concert Series ~ 

Share a unique evening of Jazz-Funk Fusion & Spoken Word w/ Prophecy - BC                                                        

  

Personnel:

Billy Childs - Fender Rhodes, keys
Paul Calderon - poet
Ben Shepherd - electric bass
Donald Barrett - drum set
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About the band:

 With the collaboration of pianist-composer and four-time Grammy Award-winner Billy Childs, poet Paul Calderon, bassist Ben Shepherd, and drummer Donald Barrett, PROPHECY transcends the words and music tradition of the Last Poets, Gil Scott-Heron, the Watts Prophets and others. With Billy Childs on electric piano and synthesizer, PROPHECY frames Calderon's insightful, socially conscious verse and is an innovative mixture of theater, (J)azz-funk, and fusion. - BC

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 Billy Childs and I are bringing it home. The World Stage is where I cut my poetry chops. There are word giants there who were willing to call out the clichés and other bullshit lines and ideas in my early work. Kamou, Datcher Datcher, V Kali, Ruth FormanPeter J. Harris, Inyesha, Ojenke, Priestly were just some of the major influences in my growth. I'm gratefully for them all. "High on the vine." - PC

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The 'new' World STAGE

4321 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008 [map| (323) 293-2451 | lightsound@theworldstage.org

Located in Leimert Park Village, entrance & public parking in rear of building 

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PROPHECY:  "Let the music & poetry speak fore itself, out loud. Imagine..." 

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Comment by DojO- on Saturday

 All Music Television staffers were out in full effect Friday night at the iconic World Stage in Leimert Park in support of this local treasure and to witness some timeless (J)azz music and spoken word from 4 time Grammy winner Billy Childs and his group Prophecy. Pictured from left to right; AMTV CEO Frederick Smith Jr, AMTV writer/correspondent Barbara Leung, bassist Benjamin Shepherd, poet Paul Calderon, AMTV host/producer LeRoy Downs, drummer Donald Barrett, The World Stage Executive Director and spoken word (J)azz artist, local legend Dwight Trible, the man himself, pianist Billy Childs and legendary percussionist Munyungo Jackson (not pictured, bassist Ben Williams). Please support your local music venues and your local musicians. It's the only way to keep the the music alive and well. Kudos to the entire World Stage staff. Come down to 4321 Degnan Blvd or visit their website and make a donation, today! #jazz #music #lives #at#theworldstage #allmusictelevisionImage may contain: 9 people, people smiling, people standing

photo by Frederick S. Jr

Comment by DojO- on July 14, 2017 at 10:36am

L.A. previews July 14-20:  Billy Childs

Fri. July 14 – Referencing the legacy of the Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron, Grammy hoarder Billy Childs presents Prophecy, wherein the keyboardist joins bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Donald Barrett behind the rousing poetry of Paul Calderon. At the World Stage, 4321 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park 90008; 9pm (two sets); $20; www.theworldstage.org.

Comment by DojO- on July 10, 2017 at 5:39pm
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