About this Event
Circle of trust. What is the most adventurous thing you have done? Well, you haven’t lived until you have come to Sessions At Art Of Noize (Sessions). What is Sessions? It’s an open mic jam session for instrumentalists, vocalists, MCs, spoken word artists, dancers, anyone willing to share their art. It’s a space where artists are free to create and not required to be as formal as they are in other venues. Sessions is a space where artists are encouraged to expand the boundaries of their own expression, and perform with artists they normally wouldn’t, and play, sing, rap, or dance as if no one is watching. Participants will perform alongside a DJ. WPFW and Eaton Radio host Aphrosoul (@lukumipeople) will serve as the musical curator and host for the evening. Attendees can sign up to participate here: Sessions Sign-Up Form
ADMISSION. $10 per person (Artists & Patrons). Tickets are available here.
*Beverages will be available for purchase*
What’s the most adventurous thing you have ever done? Sessions is here and ready for you to try your ideas with new sounds.
MAY FEATURED ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
Stephanie Coleman, artistically known by her stage name StefMarie, is a 42 year old Author, Public Speaker, Event Host, Spoken Word Artist, Mentor & founder of The Artist Network.
The Artist Network, established in 2022, was founded to connect artists together for artistic development & business opportunities. The company consists of seasoned poets, comedians, singers & musicians headlining all over the east coast.
StefMarie has been writing & performing poetry for over 20 years at both private & public events but recently started pursuing her poetry full time. She is a DMV Renaissance 2022 Poet nominee who was recently featured & interviewed on Good Day Washington WUSA TV Channel 9. She’s also headlined at the Woolly Mammoth Theater, the MGM Grand, The Teacher's Fest Awards & Gala show, AATCLC Menthol Conference, “Art All Night” by Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Community Arts Festival, Busboys & Poets, along with a host of other private events & venues.
As a new author of 2 new books, "Not Freely Given" & “A Sound Mind” she takes pride in promoting healing, self care, & empowering others through her passion. Overall her message is one of self worth, love & hope.
Learn more about StefMarie here
Follow StefMarie on Social Media:
FB & YT: @poetess StefMarie
MEET OUR HOST
Sacred Space Curator
Shaman of Frequency Modulation
Aphrosoul LukumiPeople @lukumipeople (LukumiPeople Music, Yoruba Records, MOJÙGBÁ, BKNY/DC, WPFW 89.3FM, EATON RADIO) is a musical, cultural, and spiritual polymath.
In addition to being a captivating DJ, he is a spiritual conduit, plant- based yogi, Usui/Tibetan Reiki master teacher, and founder of Lukumi People Music & Oracle Bohemian Artifacts.
Aphrosoul has been in the music scene for more than half his life. He has worked as a club security doorman, promotor, dancer, and radio personality.
His deep-house DJ sets can be best described as “Ancient Future Soul Music.”
He’s spun alongside a litany of iconic DJs and musicians that include DJ Spinna, Rich Medina, Quentin Harris, Danny Krivit, Tony Humphries, Osunlade, Carlos Mena, Barbara Tucker, Julie Dexter, Donnie, Tamara Wellons, Les Nubians, Amel Larrieux, After 7, Rahsaan Patterson, Wunmi.
His lifelong connection to music transcends the body, mind, and soul. He is also the founder of the long-running sacred dance gathering, MOJÙGBÁ, which began in 2013 and based in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. Aphrosoul is also a cofounder of two annual festivals — HEAL & RELEASE DC and Solsdance. Both festivals focus on holistic health and wellness via the mediums of art, music and dance.
In 2017, Aphrosoul returned to his radio broadcasting roots, which began at KPFT 90.1FM and KTRU 96.1FM between 1999 and 2002. He currently curates a weekly broadcast radio show on WPFW 89.3FM and a bi-weekly internet radio show on Eaton Radio.
Aphrosoul takes people on a journey back to their divine selves through the Yoruba spiritual practice of ancestral reverence and guidance, using uplifting vibrational frequencies to facilitate love and healing through the power of music
Connect with Aphrosoul aka Lukumi People here:
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Art of Noize, 821 Upshur Street, NW, Rear, #2, Washington, United States