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Avotcja

I am very happy to announce that my book “With Every Step I Take” by Avotcja (Taurean Horn Press) is in the Cesar Chavez Library 3301 East 12th Street @ 33rd Avenue in Oakland, CA
Please spread the word!

Music heals!!!   ¡La musica cura!

 BEBOP, CUBOP & THE MUSICAL TRUTH  w/Avotcja (pronounced Avacha)
every Tuesday 8PM to 10PM on 94.1FM or www.KPFA.org Berkeley, CA
If Jazz or Latin Jazz is your thing please hang out with me. This Tuesday March 2nd I’ll be playing a mix of healing & magical Music & trying my best to bring harmonic balance into your hearts & this crazy World of ours. I’ll just be doing what I love the most… hanging out with all of you & the Music. Still bringing you a healthy dose of magical Musical medicine from my audio-temple, deliberately designed to make you wanna pat your feet, jump up & dance & celebrate the diverse beauty of our existence! Save the date & tell the world, because I’d be pretty lonely without you. Invite a friend or two. Stay safe & I’ll meet you on the Airwaves this Tuesday March 2nd 8PM to 10PM on www.KPFA.org or 94.1FM from 8PM to 10PM where it’s always all about the Music & you & me & you.
Momentos Iluminados / Bright Moments
www.KPFA.org

 

¡La musica cura!   Music heals!                                                      

LA VERDAD MUSICAL (THE MUSICAL TRUTH) w/Avotcja (pronounced Avacha)
Fridays from Noon to 3PM on www.KPOO.com or 89.5FM in San Francisco, CA. If you love the Music of the African diaspora, keep your radios, computers & hearts tuned to
LA VERDAD MUSICAL (THE MUSICAL TRUTH)

LA VERDAD MUSICAL (THE MUSICAL TRUTH) w/Avotcja (pronounced Avacha) Fridays from Noon to 3PM on www.KPOO.com or 89.5FM in San Francisco, CA. Keep your radios, computers & hearts tuned to LA VERDAD MUSICAL (THE MUSICAL TRUTH) On FRIDAY MARCH 5th we pay tribute to we pay tribute to CARIBBEAN JAZZ with Trinidadians Ray Holman, The Panazz Players & Etienne Charles, Haiti’s Buyu Ambroise, Jamaica’s Andy Hamilton & Monty Alexander. We’ll also be listening to Cuba’s Dayme Arocena & Mayra Caridad Valdés, and Puerto Rico’s Calle Loiza Jazz Project, David Sanchez, Miguel Zenon, Magela Herrera, Papo Vazquez, and William Cepeda’s Afro-Rican Jazz.
I’m looking forward to hanging out with all of you out there in Radiolandia Invite a friend or two & I’ll meet you on the Airwaves! That’s KPOO in San Francisco or 89.5 on your FM dial or on LA VERDAD MUSICAL (THE MUSICAL TRUTH) MARCH 5th w/Avotcja on the worldwide Web at www.KPOO.com where it’s gonna be about you & I & the Music!
Bright Moments / Momentos Iluminados

Bright Moments / Momentos Iluminados

www.KPOO.com

Right now KPOO-FM in San Francisco, CA needs your help. I am one of many programmers @ KPOO-FM San Francisco, CA. I am honored to have shared my love of Music with you on this station for 40+ years. The only reason we exist is because of you & the only reason we will continue to exist is because of you. We need your financial support. We’re depending on you. Times are
rough & in these economic bad times we can’t do it without you. As a 40 year programmer at KPOO I’m asking you to support this one of a kind non-commercial Bay Area treasure as soon as you can & with as much as you can!!! Check us out on the Web www.KPOO.com & listen with your hearts. You can donate safely by Credit Card @ www.KPOO.com or with a Check or
Money Order @ KPOO Radio P.O. BOX 156650 San Francisco, CA 94115-6650. I know with your help we can get through this. I thank you in advance for your support.
Bright Moments
www.KPOO.com

 

“Your willingness to wrestle with your demons,                                          
will cause your angels to sing!”
                                                 Playwright August Wilson

Join us ONLINE Saturday February 27th
& the 4th Saturday of every Month
THE MUSIC OF THE WORD
(LA PALABRA MUSICAL)
still in English, Spanish, Spanglish y Lo Que Sea &
until the Virus lets the Libraries re-open we’ll be on ZOOM
3PM – 5PM No Cover
hosted by Avotcja
And don’t forget to bring your Congas,
Guiros, Maracas, Panderetas etc.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27th
REBECA LOIS LUCRET (Poeta bilingue)
AMOS WHITE (Haiku & Jazz Poet)
ABBY BOGOMOLNY (Poet/Educator)
MANNY MARTINEZ (Writer/Sonero/Actor)
&
you on the Open Mic y mas
Always the word festival to remember!
@
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89469374148?pwd=ZFdIOFQvVEkyWi8xZWNNMStnSDJUdz09
Meeting ID: 894 6937 4148   Password: 848453
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,89469374148#,,1#,848453# US (San Jose)
Dial by your location
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)Join us! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89469374148?pwd=ZFdIOFQvVEkyWi8xZWNNMStnSDJUdz09
mark your Calendars
¡Vengan todos & tell everyone to tell everyone!
ALL AGES & WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
http://oaklandlibrary.org/locations/cesar-e-chavez-branch
or
www.Avotcja.org

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power,
                                     the world will know peace.”  Jimi Hendrix

Join us ONLINE Saturday March 27th
& the 4th Saturday of every Month
THE MUSIC OF THE WORD
(LA PALABRA MUSICAL)
still in English, Spanish, Spanglish y Lo Que Sea &
until the Virus lets the Libraries re-open we’ll be on ZOOM
3PM – 5PM No Cover
hosted by Avotcja
And don’t forget to bring your Congas,
Guiros, Maracas, Panderetas etc.
SATURDAY MARCH 27th
DEVORAH MAJOR (S.F Poet Emeritus)
TITERES POETS (Poetas bilingues)
JEFF KALISS (Poet/Jazz Journalist)
ZAKIYYAH G.E. CAPEHART (Poet/Storyteller)
&
you on the Open Mic y mas
Always the word festival to remember!
@
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89469374148?pwd=ZFdIOFQvVEkyWi8xZWNNMStnSDJUdz09
Meeting ID: 894 6937 4148 Meeting ID: 894 6937 4148
Password: 848453
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,89469374148#,,1#,848453# US (San Jose)
Dial by your location
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)Join us! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89469374148?pwd=ZFdIOFQvVEkyWi8xZWNNMStnSDJUdz09
mark your Calendars
¡Vengan todos & tell everyone to tell everyone!
ALL AGES & WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
http://oaklandlibrary.org/locations/cesar-e-chavez-branch
or
www.Avotcja.org

“When Music appears…oceans disappear”                           
                                        Jazz Musician: Omar Faqir Amman, Jordan

THIS PROGRAM IS STILL UP ON ZOOM
B.A.J.A.B.A. on JaZzLine – JANUARY 23rd 2021
On KPFA-FM 94.1FM in No. California or www.KPFA.org
Highlighting and featuring Bay Area talent in all of the
flavors of the Africa American Musical Diaspora, hosted
by Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs, with Ken “The Groove Meister”
Pruitt and Safi Wa Nairobi. This week spotlight will be on:
AVOTCJA at 11PM & HERB GIBSON at Midnight.
And together we’re gonna light up the night sky.
www.KPFA.org

 

Until the lion writes his own story,                                        
        the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.
                                                                     an African Proverb

THIS PROGRAM IS STILL UP ON ZOOM
January 14th
On THURSDAY JANUARY 14th at 6PM the public is invited to
JAM in an Afrofuturistic universe hosted by San Francisco POET
LAUREATE KIM SHUCK. Universes will intersect, dissect, and
groove to a mixture of funk, and words intertwining in non-linear
realities with Shuck’s special guest poets ISHMAEL REED, AVOTCJA,
STAAJABU, DEVORAH MAJOR, TUREEDA MIKELL, and Dr. GLENN
PARRIS. These poetic grandmasters will light the universe with
words celebrating Blackness and the universality of life itself. To
register in advance for POEM JAM hosted by San Francisco Poet
Laureate Kim Shuck,
please click onto: http://on.sfpl.org/poem-jam-jan.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting. You can also view on YouTube
by going to: https://youtu.be/8wODrUydXkU
This is a monthly poetry reading lead by Kim Shuck.

 

“When Music appears…oceans disappear”                                         
                                  Jazz Musician: Omar Faqir Amman, Jordan

THIS PROGRAM IS STILL UP ON ZOOM
This amazing show is still up on Zoom! Please check it out!!!
Sunday November 15th
PIEDMONT PIANO COMPANY
JUST ANNOUNCED!
THE SHOWROOM SESSIONS:
Streaming LIVE from Piedmont Piano Company.
THE DYNAMIC MISS FAYE CAROL & HER TRIO
&
VOCAL RUSH
with Special Guest AVOTCJA
CELEBRATING BLACK LGBTQ+ PIONEERS
The Bay Area’s Queen Songstress presents the
premiere of her new musical suite celebrating
Black LGBTQ+ pioneers in music. Miss Faye and
her slammin’ Trio will showcase her own
inimitable renditions drawing from the work of
these pioneers in music from the last 100 years
from Billy Strayhorn to Little Richard to Sylvester,
and more. This evening will feature a special
guest appearance from celebrated poet &
multidisciplinary artist Avotcja and the debut of a
new collaborative video with Miss Faye & Oakland
School for the Arts’ award-winning youth acappella
ensemble Vocal Rush.
This project is supported by the East Bay Fund for
Artists at the East Bay Community Foundation.
Watch the LIVE STREAM on youtube or facebook:
you can tune in here https://m.facebook.com/PiedmontPiano/live/
Donations/tips accepted via paypal.me/fayecarol,
Venmo: Faye-Carol, Cashapp: $lovetomissfaye
#justannounced #fayecarol #joewarner #jazz #blues #celebrating #blacklgbtqpioneers
#streaming #piedmontpianocompany #showroomsessions #5pm #pst
#realmusiclives #dontmissout #donate #supportmusicians #supporttheartists
#supportthearts #bayareamusic #oakland #oaklandcalifornia #youtube #facebook

 

“When Music appears…oceans disappear”                            
                             Jazz Musician: Omar Faqir Amman, Jordan

THIS PROGRAM IS STILL UP ON ZOOM
Sunday January 3rd 2021
BRING IN THE NEW YEAR RIGHT
It’s THE ANNUAL HEALING EVENING of
POETRY, JAZZ & THE FIRE OF WORDSONG
with
AVOTCJA
(of Avotcja & Modúpue / Bay Area Blues Hall Of Fame
Jazz Group Of The Year 2010 & 2005)
&
THE GENIUS WESLEY TRIO
LUIS MANUEL PERALTA (Piano)
ISAAC COYLE (Bass)
GENIUS WESLEY (Drums)
AVOTCJA (Poet/small Multi-Percussion)
it’s gonna be magic … come share the vibe!!!
SUNDAY JANUARY 3rd
at the beautiful
BIRD & BECKETT BOOKS
653 Chenery @ Diamond
San Francisco, CA 94131
(1½ blocks North of Glen Park BART)
7:30 – 9PM online
ALL AGES ALWAYS WELCOME
to pay the Band by Paypal send to www.birdbeckett.com
or by Venmo send to: @birdandbeckett
For more info: (415)586-3733
&/or to learn more about other events @ Bird & Beckett
see: www.birdbeckett.com or www.Avotcja.org

 

Asking you to join me in celebrating Taurean Horn Press’
“WITH EVERY STEP I TAKE”
by
Poet/Short Story Writer/Musician
AVOTCJA
&
Artist/Pianist
ELIZA SHEFLER
Please pick one up @ your local Bookstore, or at one of the Book Parties &
there are Book Parties being set up all over the place.
You can check my Website to find the one nearest you or simply send a request to
my Email: LaVerdadMusical@yahoo.com
For Books you can go directly to the distributor:
Small Press Distribution www.spdbooks.org
or Amazon www.Amazon.com
I know they have them in stock at:
Marcus Books in Oakland, CA www.marcusbookstores.com
Bird & Beckett Books in San Francisco, CA www.birdbeckett.com
Alley Cats Books in San Francisco, CA www.alleycatbooksgallery.com
Books Inc in Alameda, CA www.booksinc.net/Alameda
Moe’s Books in Berkeley, CA www.moesbooks.com
Copperfield’s Books 140 Kentucky Street Petaluma, CA www.Copperfields.com
Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera, CA (415)927-0960
www.BookPassage.com Please help in spreading the word & with a little help
from our friends we can make this book a success!

The Fan Page for our band AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE is up & running & waiting for you.
Please take a look @ AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE & check “like”. Your support is greatly
appreciated & with your help we can get on the world map!!!
Bright Moments,
Avotcja & Modúpue (Gratitude)
https://www.facebook.com/AvotcjaModupueGratitude
AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE (Gratitude)
Avotcja-small Multi-Percussion & Poetry, Sandi Poindexter-Violin, Jon Jang-Piano,
Val Serrant-Steel Drum & Djembe, Francis Wong-Sax, Flute & Clarinet,
Sascha Jecobson-Bass, Eugene Warren-Bass, Heshima Mark Williams-Bass,
Baba Ken Okulolo-Talking Drum & Vocals,
​ Yancie Taylor “The Jazz Doctor”-Vibes, José “Manny” Martinez-Vocals & Percussion,
Hector Lugo-Percussion, ​Raul Ramirez-Multi Percussion
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