Voicing Rhythms is a monthly event in Highland Park, hosted @ the Healing Arts & Community Aware House, and held in conjunction with the Northeast Los Angeles Art Walk– every second Saturday of the month. The art-space promotes the growth of individuals through the art of spoken word, poetry, song and storytelling. Throughout the year there are guided meditations, workshops, and community dinners.
About The Healing & Arts Community Awareness House
The home is located at 5133 York Blvd (the cross street is Avenue 51), there is a small stage, fire pit, ample local parking, and is a convergence space for a wide range of Angelino artists, musicians, storytellers, deejays, and students of life.
During a Voicing Rhythms evening one can expect to hear some music– percussion is definitely a favorite– meet some new friends, and even see some fresh art. With multiple galleries, and cafes in the area, the Healing & Art Community Awarenes House is an ideal destination for those on self or guided tours during the Northeast Los Angeles Art Walk.
To be listed as a featured artist please contact:
Vampyrohtechnix@gmail.com with “Voicing Rhythms Feature” as the subject heading & in your message include:
- the type of performance (poetry, music, theatre act, puppet show, dance, etc);
the length of the piece,
- A webpage, bandcamp, soundcloud, deviant art, facebook, instagram or any other websource that you will be promoting your performance on.
- A brief bio, including past performances (if any)
- Any other pertinent information that will assist Voicing Rhytms Opem Mic in promoting your band/performance piece– videos, photos, interviews etc.
If you have any questions call, 323.592.7649
A community Poem
The process: each participant writes one line on a sheet of paper, then hands the paper off to another person. The person who receives the paper then writes his/her contribution repeating the process— write a line, fold the paper back, then pass. The poem bellow is the poem that was written during the August 28th Voicing Rhythms Open Mic
5133 York Blvd
Chilling and drinking on
Hot Summer Days that won’t quit,
Its the only way to get through–
it gets hard to distinguish what’s not real and what’s reality.
By the way, I’m totally into fidelity.
Oh now isn’t this lovely my buddy?
Yes this is lovely ooh la la.
Yes, life is made of moments. Love yourself and
Others. Live Life.
Take a knee, take a toll, live long life like you don’t care
What you can’t bare is what makes you stand
BLOWING INTO SOLITUDE, CARRIED BY CURRENT’S
DREAMING OF DOING; ALL THE ILLUSIONS
THAT FRAME US INTO CONFORMITY WILL SOME DAY
BREAK, HOD OR RELEASE US INTO INFINITY
Refresh impetus and redefine
Purpose. Forget the outcome that
came to be and line the trail back
To who you mean & to be before. That
Person is only a template.
A field of green can replace the machine.
Put a palm on my mind, where nothing may
Enter, only what’s in will cook again
And if it doesn’t cook my mind will fry
And not soon after the rest of me
Lie; lies, lie I shall not die. I will Love[!]