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Bright Moments!!!
Avotcja

             So grateful “WITH EVERY STEP I TAKE”
by Poet/Short Story Writer/Musician
AVOTCJA & Artist ELIZA SHEFLER (Taurean Horn Press)
is now available at the Cesar Chavez Library
3301 East 12th Street @ 33rd Avenue
in Oakland
Please spread the word!

BEBOP, CUBOP & THE MUSICAL TRUTH w/AVOTCJA (pronounced Avacha) Tuesdays 8PM to 10PM PST on www.KPFA.org or 94.1FM in Berkeley, CA. On the night of Tuesday June 8th I’ll be doing what I love the most… hanging out with all of you & the latest & greatest Jazz & Latin Jazz… Music to heal what ails you. So mark your Calendars, you don’t want to miss this show with this Bay Area Treasure. And as usual I’ll be bringing you a dose of magical Musical medicine from my audio-temple, deliberately designed to make you wanna 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 & I’ll meet you on the Airwaves on www.KPFA.org or 94.1FM June 8th from 8PM to 10PM PST where it’s always all about the Music & you & me & you.
Bright Moments / Momentos Iluminados

Music heals!!!   ¡La musica cura!                                                      

Keep it on BEBOP, CUBOP & THE MUSICAL TRUTH w/Avotcja (pronounced Avacha) every Tuesday  8PM to 10PM PST on 94.1FM or www.KPFA.org Berkeley, CA. If Jazz or Latin Jazz is your thing please hang out with me.
On the night of Tuesday June 15th I’ll be doing what I love the most… hanging out with all of you & the latest & greatest Jazz & Latin Jazz… Music to heal what ails you. I’ll also be hanging out with award winning Author AIDA SALAZAR talking about her creative journey & her amazing book LAND OF THE CRANES. So mark your Calendars, you don’t want to miss this show with this Bay Area Treasure.
And as usual I’ll be bringing you a dose of magical Musical medicine from my audio-temple, deliberately designed to make you wanna 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 & I’ll meet you on the Airwaves on www.KPFA.org or 94.1FM June 15th from 8PM to 10PM PST where it’s always all about the Music & you & me & you.Bright Moments / Momentos Iluminados
www.KPFA.org

 

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 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.Avotcja.org

 

 ¡La musica cura!   Music heals!                                                            

 LA VERDAD MUSICAL (THE MUSICAL TRUTH) w/Avotcja (pronounced Avacha) Fridays from Noon to 3PM PST on www.KPOO.com or 89.5FM in San Francisco, CA. Keep your radios, computers & hearts tuned to LA VERDAD MUSICAL
(THE MUSICAL TRUTH).

   This Friday June 11th. I’ll be talking to Argentine Writer FLORENCIA MILITA about her beautiful new bilingual book ITUZAINGÓat 1:15PM PST & at 2:15PM PST it’s an interview with the Bay Area Sax Master RICHARD HOWELL discussing MOON OVER TIBURON his new CD.
   I’m looking forward to hanging out with all of you out there in Radiolandia. In these crazy times we are living through it’s important that we hold on to & support the beauty inside of each of us. Poetry & Music are healers & my gifts to you! I’ll be playing a whole lot of great new & old Music & trying to raise a little Sun in your hearts & make it very hard for you to sit still. Save the date because I’d be pretty lonely without you. Invite a friend or two & I’ll meet you on the Airwaves. It’s going to be a great show!!! I’ll be looking for you this Friday June 4th on the Airways or in cyberspace at LA VERDAD MUSICAL/THE MUSICAL TRUTH Noon to 3PM PST. It just doesn’t feel right without you! That’s KPOO in San Francisco or 89.5 on your FM dial or on LA VERDAD MUSICAL (THE MUSICAL TRUTH) w/Avotcja on the worldwide Web at www.KPOO.com where it’s gonna be about you & I & the Music of Poetry &
the Poetry of Music!!!
Bright Moments
Avotcja

www.KPOO.com

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,                           
           but by the moments that take our breath away.”
                                                             legendary Poet Maya Angelou

Sunday June 6th
THE POETRY SHOW
5PM PST /8PM EST
hosted by Tony Aldarondo
Featuring
MARGUERITE MUÑOZ   /   MANNY MARTINEZ

TONY ALDARONDO   /   DIZZY JENKINS
AVOTCJA (AVACHA)   /   TOMGO EISEN-MARTIN
Online: us02web.zoom.us
Public invited ·Free  Anyone on or off Facebook
Six local poets including:

San Francisco Poet Laureate TONGO EISEN-MARTIN!
Zoom Passcode: 848486
Zoom ID: 874 926 9558

 

“Let the Music of your heart enhance the freedom that you seek”
                                                                    
Avotcja Writer/Musician

Saturday June 12th
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FLOR y CANTO
COMMUNITY AWARD Honors AVOTCJA JILTONILRO
SATURDAY JUNE 12th  021 at 7PM PDT – 8:30PM PDT
Price: Free to the Public · Anyone on or off Facebook

Online: us02web.zoom.us
AVOTCJA is known throughout the Bay Area for organizing the long running

La Palabra Musical/The Music of The Word series, broadcasting the best in Latin
Jazz on KPFA & KPOO and performing in Modúpue. In addition to organizing
and performing, Avotcja has fostered a community love for the arts in the Bay Area
where we can find unity and youth find inspiration through expression. Avotcja’s
tenacity guided us through the pandemic reminding us to remember our humanity
in the arts. Avotcja has shared the stage with numerous poets and artists that include
Jose Montoya, Susana Baca, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Piri Thomas, and Sonia Sanchez.
It is our honor to present the SF Int’l Flor y Canto Community Teyolía Award to
Avotcja Jiltonilro.
Poets LETICIA HERNANDEZ & MANNY MARTINEZ will also regal us with
their poetry in support of the award recognition.

 

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,                  
                                but the silence of our friends.”
                                                                       
  Martin Luther King Jr.

Join us ONLINE Saturday June 26th & 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 ZOOM3PM – 5PM No Cover
hosted by Avotcja

And don’t forget to bring your Congas, Guiros, Maracas, Panderetas etc.
SATURDAY JUNE 26th
ELIZABETH JIMENEZ MONTELONGO (Poetisa Bilingue)
AMOS WHITE (Jazz / Haiku Poet)
SK WILLIAMS (Garifuna Poet extraordinaire)
GS MURPHY (Poet/Health Worker)
&
YOU on the Open Mic y mas
Always the word festival to remember!
@
Join us! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89469374148
Meeting ID: 894 6937 4148
Password: 848453
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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

 Saturday July 3rd
AVOTCJA’s almost 80th BiRTHDAY PARTY

at 7:30M PST with
CARLOS REYES (Paraguayan Harp & Violin)
&

AVOTCJA (Poet/small Multi-Percussion)
then
at
8:20PM PST the phenomenal
GENIUS WESLEY TRIO featuring AVOTCJA

suggested Cover Charge $20 or $2 to $20 to $200 Sliding Scale
No-one turned away for lack of Funds
mark your Calendars

SATURDAY JULY 3rd
at the beautiful
BIRD & BECKETT BOOKS
Live on Bird & Beckett’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
$20 suggested donation / pay what your economics allow
at this link.
Absolutely no one turned away for lack of funds!
Strapped or flush, we all need this music.
Send your contribution

by PayPal to
birdbeckett@yahoo.com
by Venmo to @birdandbeckett ,
or by the Cash app $BirdBeckett
Or pledge your contribution by Email. You can mail us a check or
drop by the shop with cash or a check in the coming days.
ALL AGES ALWAYS WELCOME

For more info:  (415)586-3733
&/or to learn more about other events @ Bird & Beckett
see:
www.birdbeckett.com
tell everyone you know to bring everyone they know!!!
www.Avotcja.org
 

 “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty
and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up,
totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming –WOW–what a ride!!”

                                                                                        Dwayne Breashears

 Wednesday July 21st
SACRED GROUND

San Francisco’s oldest Open Mic hosted by Dan Brady
AVOTCJA
(featured Poet/Musician)
With Guest Poet
MANNY MARTINEZ

plus
An OPEN MIC

WEDNESDAY JULY 21st
@
SACRED GROUNDS
Streaming via Zoom
Use the link below,
scroll through Part 2 for the Zoom information
http://www.drdan.solutions/Sacred’sWeeklyNews.htm
7PM PST~ 9PM PST

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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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