On November 2 I realize Halloween at this point in my life has no meaning just like Christmas it has the stench of a sales man with nothing to sell, but an all consuming idea. But I do feel I need a time to explicitly remember the dead and face death as a mortal that I am.
On this day I was lucky to be part of Highways Performance Space Dia de los Muertos Celebration. It was a performance that stemmed from a workshop conducted by La Pocha Noestra at Highways.
The Performance itself was a variety of talented performers showcasing a variety of styles. Ranging from dance, singing, to performance, some including all three. Sneak peek pictures coming soon.
After the show I was honored enough to be invited by Mike Meanstreetz to be part of a jam performance at a house in Echo Park. It was a Zombie Day of the Dead Party. I was happy enough to freak out some more and channel some ancestral wisdom to freak out the locals. Didn't quite get enough at Highways I guess. In the end it was a wonderful piece. Lazer Blade on keys/ sound/ mythical puppet performance, Mike Meanstreetz on drums and triggers, Zac Vidal on sax, and a new one I just met (groove guy) ARCHITECT on sax...SAX, duo it was monstrous.
Here are some lovely pics via Amy Darling.
Don't forget to water your Roots.