Harlem, NY - June 6. The URB ALT Festival 2007 launch brings alternative music/film uptown Saturday, June 9th at the Harlem School of the Arts. Opening day features the pop-rock soulful ambience of Res; the socially incisive post rock of the Exit; the cosmic big band explorations of the MuthaWit Orchestra; he soul laced protorock melodicism of Tenderhead; the experimental violin/laptop shenanigans of Jahlili Rawkstraw; the polyphonic harp virtuosity of Brandee Younger; and the soulful tobacco-road paved electronica of Shanti Om. The artists will be playing songs in tribute to the great composer/musician/spiritual guru, Alice Coltrane. URB ALT Festival founder, Boston Fielder says It's important to us that the URB ALT Festival have a presence in Harlem since this is where the major American artistic renaissance of 20th century occurred. The URB ALT Festival focuses on eclectic artists that represent the future of the neighborhood in specific and the global community in general." Percentages of proceeds from this URB ALT Festival event will be donated to the John Coltrane Foundation and the Baton Rouge Hurricane Katrina Fund.
June 9, 2007, 12noon-6pm Harlem School of the Arts - Alice Coltrane Tribute 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, NYC @141st Street Take the A, B, C, D trains to 145th Street. Walk South to 141 Street $10 All Ages with children under 13 admitted free.
Musical Artists: Res The Exit Tenderhead Brandee Younger MuthaWit Orchestra Shanti Om Jahlili Rawkstraw Ezekiel Jiminez Visual Projectionists: Tim Fielder(Director of 3D animated feature film, Harbinger") Lyndon Barrois(animation director of Matrix series, 2007 Oscar winner)
URB ALT Festival 2007 sponsors are the Gibson Guitars, Odd Endeavors, Fusicology, Girls On Media, Liberator Magazine, Bighead Scientists, Junkmein Studioworks and Wyndham Hotels.