Apr 2015

Flights of Song, Gigs of Fancy

dear robins, sparrows, and chickadees,

i write with news of noteworthy shows! as feathered things and forsythias get the spring party started, i am ready to join the excitement and  burst open with new songs and collaborations.  may will be bookended with performances that i am thrilled to share  with the finally-thawed world!

MFAthe first show, which approaches soon (this friday!), is with jaggery at none other than the Museum of Fine Arts in boston.  by far our fanciest, biggest-deal gig yet (we got photographed by the Boston Globe last night at rehearsal!), we have all been buzzing away in the hive these past few months to ready a performance for you inspired by the life and works of iconic renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci. our concert coincides with a temporary exhibit of some of Leonardo's works rarely seen this side of the ocean, and is not to be missed! and though we are always happy to play and collaborate on songs written mostly by singer Mali Sastri, for the first time ever, each of the band members has gotten a chance to write a song  inspired by da Vinci for jaggery to play.  i myself have written a song inspired by Leonardo's codex on the flight of birds, and i am super excited to debut it, especially with how amazing my bandmates make it sound!!! 

the other noteworthy nugget is in regard to my own music. i am positively jubilant to announce a performance of my own songs after a long stretch of not being able to do so due to continued trouble with pain in my hands and arms.  i have been working with local composer and synesthete Mary Bichner, who is transcribing my harp parts so that Alison Blake can now play them for me! thanks to all these wonderful helping hands, i can finally perform my own songs again! Alison and i, along with ever faithful and fabulous cellist Valerie Thompson, will perform the last friday in may (which is NOT during memorial day weekend!).  read on for details!

with chirps in my heart,
petaluma

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Jaggery Presents 
The Beautiful & the Grotesque:
Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci
friday, may 1st, 2015, 7:30pm
Museum of Fine Arts •  remis auditorium • 465  huntington avenue •  02115
boston, ma
rabbit rabbit
jaggery
tickets • $20 MFA members • $25 non-members
MFA event page • facebook event page 

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A Musical Feast
friday, may 29th, 2015, 7:30pm
friends meeting house • 5 longfellow park • 02138 • near harvard square
cambridge, ma
fendrick & peck 
petaluma vale with alison blake (harp) and valerie thompson (cello)
halima & abraham
malika elena salazar 
suggested donation $10-15 at the door

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post script
my album is still available here
my poetry is still available here (i'm in Volumes 1 and 4)

thanks for reading and listening!