NEPTUNE GRAND OPENING FREE EVENT
Sponsored by BECU and University of Washington
September 27, 2011
Doors at 6:30pm
Show at 7:30pm
All Ages Show
STG presents Free Anchors Aweigh Neptune Grand Opening Event: Seattle Voices at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.
All events September 25-29 are free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve.
Pre-show maritime music performed by William Pint & Felicia Dale. Total Experience Gospel Choir, led by Pastor Patrinell Wright. Includes an audience participatory Gospel Workshop. Performances by rap artist Critical (More Music @ The Moore alum) and EriAm Sisters ("America’s Got Talent" finalists, More Music @ The Moore alum) & MOV.
William Pint & Felicia Dale:
That’s right, maritime music, nautical music – the music of the sea. Whether they be contemporary songs with the sea as a theme or shanties, (or chanties, if you prefer) the traditional work songs sung aboard the tall ships to organize the labor of the crew. Those crews were English, Irish, German, French, from the West Indies, The United States and other sea going nations, but the music itself was inspired by the oceans that link all these places together and cover two thirds of our planet. We take all of this as a source of inspiration for our music – giving it our own spin with guitar, hurdy-gurdy, mandolin and other exotic sounds. The result is an unusually energetic and exciting approach to folk music. We have a tremendously good time playing this music and hope that you will enjoy listening and participating in it either at a live performance or through our recordings.
Total Experience Gospel Choir
The Total Experience Gospel Choir bursts with love, joy and enthusiasm – humanity! It is hailed as one of the Pacific Northwest’s finest soulful ensembles. Pastor Patrinell Staten Wright started the group as a gospel music class at Seattle’s Franklin High School in 1973. Since then the choir has grown to become a nationally and internationally known gospel singing group.
Yielding from Washington State, Critical,born Joseph Perez is a talented underground hip-hop artist eager to succeed in the music industry. Rapping since he was 11-years old, Critical has grown in the underground Hip-hop scene in the Western Washington region. Already self-producing and releasing four known mixtapes in the underground circuit of Washington State, Critical has shown he is a force to be taken seriously. Only 20-years of age, Critical has performed in STG’s More Music @ The Moore and Doors in 2010, opened for Snoop Dogg & Ice Cube at The Paramount Theatre, and many other local clubs or community events. Critical is determined to make it by “Any Means Necessary” that does not contradict his values. Be on the lookout for new material by Critical, which you can find at www.Critical.Bandcamp.com where most of his mixtapes are for free downloading. Critical has made it quite clear that he will not stay quiet as long at the Northwest is still considered dormant.
The EriAm Sisters (Haben, Salina and Lianda Abraham) have been singing since the age of two and are a teen pop sensation, often referred to as the next Destiny’s Child. They come from a musically and culturally diverse family. Their parents were born in the East African country of Eritrea, thus the name EriAm Sisters combining their country and family name. They have toured internationally, including Disney World, and were a finalist on the the TV show “America’s Got Talent.” They will be joined by the band MOV (Men of Valor) consisting of Jhauvon Harrison, Dave’Ron Madden, Max Watters and Cedric Thomas. Both groups have been part of STG’s More Music @ The Moore program and the Mayor’s Office of Film and Music “City of Music” event.