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“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!

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.
Keep your radios, computers & hearts tuned to LA VERDAD MUSICAL (THE
MUSICAL TRUTH). And on Friday November 26th in honor of the legacy of the
great Native American Jazz innovator JIM PERPPER I’ll be playing a three hour
tribute to reinforce the memory pf the gifts he gave us. Save the date & tell
everybody 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 November 26th on the Airways or in cyberspace @ LA VERDAD MUSICAL/THE MUSICAL TRUTH Noon to 3PM. It just doesn’t feel right
without you! That’s KPOO in San Francisco or 89.5FM Friday November 22nd
on your FM dial or on the LA VERDAD MUSICAL (THE MUSICAL TRUTH)
w/Avotcja (pronounced worldwide Web at www.KPOO.com

Bright Moments
www.KPOO.com

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

 It’s JIM PEPPER TIME 8M to10PM Tuesday November 30th on www.KPFA.org or 94.1FM in Berkeley, CA!!! And once again I bring you this year’s tribute to the great
JIM PEPPER. An indescribably, one of a kind, amazing Artist of Kaw & Creek
ancestry from Portland, Oregon who left us too soon & was never given the credit
he was due. So on the night of Tuesday November 30th in honor of the legacy of the
great Native American Jazz innovator JIM PEPPER I’ll be playing a two hour
tribute to reinforce the memory pf the gifts he gave us. Something truly to be thankful
for. Please spread the word & tune in www.KPFA.org or 94.1FM in Berkeley, CA
Bright Moments
www.kpfa.org

 

Music heals!!!   ¡La musica cura!                                                      

BEBOP, CUBOP & THE MUSICAL TRUTH w/AVOTCJA (pronounced Avacha)
Tuesdays 8PM to 10PM on www.KPFA.org or 94.1FM in Berkeley, CA. On the night of Tuesday November 23rd I’ll be doing what I love the most… hanging out with all of you.
I’ll be talking with Musician/Educator CHARLIE GURKE who has an amazing
new CD called LA LOTERIA with his group GURKESTRA. This a CD I know
you’re gonna want to add to your collection.This a CD I know you’re gonna
want to add to your collection.
 I’ll also be bringing you a heavy 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 November 16th from 8PM to 10PM where it’s 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.
If you love Bomba, Plena, Music of the Caribbean, Jazz & Latin dance Music, keep your radios, computers & hearts tuned to
LA VERDAD MUSICAL (THE MUSICAL TRUTH)
.
I’m looking forward to hanging out with all of you November 19th. At 1:15PM I’ll be
hanging out
with CHARLIE GURKE Musician extraordinaire & member of the amazing GURKESTRA who has an amazing new CD that you’re gonna wanna get your hands on.
 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 November 16th 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

OPEN MIC NIGHT | ALL-STARS Part. 2
November 18th @ 6PM – 8PM PST
Where: Zoom Room Free MoAD LIT poetry open mic MoAD Lit
OPEN MIC THURSDAYS continue. Join us online for the second part of an ALL-STAR EDITION of the MoAD Open Mic series. Launched in April 2018, MoAD Open Mic has been a platform for stellar poets and artists from around the Bay Area and beyond. To continue the momentum of the first edition of OPEN MIC ALL-STARS, join host NIA McALLISTER for an evening of spoken word showcasing a phenomenal lineup of past featured poets located all over the globe.
Featured poets include: ALIE JONES, AVOTCJA, DANYELI RODRIGUEZ del ORBE, JOSHUA MERCHANT, JUB[ ARRIOLA-HEADLEY, K. ELTINE, MICHAEL WARR, NOEL QUIÑONES, NORM MATTOX, RAINA J. LEÓN, RAYMOND NAT TURNER, SHAH NOOR HUSSEIN, THEA MATTHEWS, and TUREEDA MIKELL
Register in advance to attend the virtual event: https://moadsf-org.zoom.us/…/tZUvduGvrj4sGdA8q-qmGZNhj…
Donations of any amount are always welcome, so if you are able to, please consider donating to MoAD online HERE, or donating through Give by Cell by texting the word: MOADSF to the number: 56512 on your cell phone, then follow the link provided to make a donation. All donations will go towards supporting MoAD and continuing to bring you engaging programming.

 

“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 November 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 NOVEMBER 27th
TANEESH KAUR (powerful young Poet)
RICO PABON (Poetic Rapper sin fronteras)
BRENDA STANLEY (Atl Poet extraordinaire)
TOMMI AVICOLLI MECCA (Poet / Performance Artist)

&
YOU on the Open Mic y mas
Always the word festival to remember!
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Password: 848453
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¡Vengan todos & tell everyone to tell everyone!
ALL AGES & WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
http://oaklandlibrary.org/locations/cesar-e-chavez-branch
or
www.Avotcja.org

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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