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AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE with Agogo at Malcom X Jazz Fest

AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE Carifest Teaser Sampler Medley:

1-Shangó’s Trini Jazz Dance (Val Serrant)
2-Oaktown Blue (Avotcja)
3-Laba Laba (Baba Ken Okulolo)
4-Great Wall (Francis Wong)
5-Leon Azul (Sandi Poindexter)

Medley

by Avotcja & Modúpue | Carifest Sampler

Smiles for Billy

Ian Dogole and Avotcja

This video captures an excerpt of a piece I composed entitled “Smiles for Billy,” in honor of the legendary drummer Billy Higgins. This version features the exceptional poet Avotcja performing her piece “Soundly Metaphysical” and Ian Dogole on the Swiss Steel Pan hybrid instrument called the Hang. Performed on August 2, 2009 at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley, CA.

Avotcja’s Jazz Journalist Award 2015 Jazz Hero Award

at Bird & Becket 4/11/2015
video by Bob Hsiang

Bright Moments / Song For Brother Rahsaan

AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE
(the Bay Area Blues Hall Of Fame Jazz Group Of The Year 2005 & 2010)
SANDI POINDEXTER-Violin, JON JANG-Piano,
HESHIMA MARK WILLIAMS-Bass, YANCIE TAYLOR (Vibes),
VAL SERRANT-Steel Drum & Djembe,
BABA KEN OKULOLO-Talking Drum),
& AVOTCJA-sm. Multi Percussion & Poetry
with
RAÚL RAMIREZ (Cajon) & MYRON COHEN (Drum set)

Avotcja & Modúpue at Yoshi's

Snippets of AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE

(means Gratitude)

from the CD Live @ Yoshi’s 2004

Snippet 1

by Avotcja & Modúpue | "Live at Yoshi's"

Snippet 2

by Avotcja & Modúpue | "Live at Yoshi's"

Snippet 3

by Avotcja & Modúpue | "Live at Yoshi's"

Avotcja’s 70th Birthday Celebration at La Peña

Part 1

Part 2

Avotcja’s 69th Birthday Celebration at La Peña