Greenfield Annual World Festival schedule

  • Feel the beat<br/>This week, in particular, is full of chances to experience both legendary jazz — Charles Neville — awesome  percussion — Tony Vacca — and poet hip-hop brothers from Sengal, Africa — Bideew Bou Bess (pictured). Interested? Here are the events you should check out in the calendar: ∎ Friday: The Senegal-America Project with Bideew Bou Bess from Senegal, Impulse Ensemble (Derrik Jordan, Jim Matus and Vacca) and Neville at the The Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vt.; <br/>■ Saturday:  Neville and his quartet will be at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell and Bideew Bou Bess will be at The Pushkin in Greenfield; ∎ Sunday: Neville and a host of other talent, including flutist Peter H. Bloom and The Lonesome Brothers, will play a benefit in Florence. See our “Music” listings.

    Feel the beat
    This week, in particular, is full of chances to experience both legendary jazz — Charles Neville — awesome percussion — Tony Vacca — and poet hip-hop brothers from Sengal, Africa — Bideew Bou Bess (pictured). Interested? Here are the events you should check out in the calendar: ∎ Friday: The Senegal-America Project with Bideew Bou Bess from Senegal, Impulse Ensemble (Derrik Jordan, Jim Matus and Vacca) and Neville at the The Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vt.;
    ■ Saturday: Neville and his quartet will be at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell and Bideew Bou Bess will be at The Pushkin in Greenfield; ∎ Sunday: Neville and a host of other talent, including flutist Peter H. Bloom and The Lonesome Brothers, will play a benefit in Florence. See our “Music” listings.

  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Vimana and Dimma Dean. Vimana is an informal collective of musicians who come together from a wide variety of western Massachusetts bands to collaboratively create music. Each individual adds their own particular sound to the mix so that structure and melody grows, adapts, and evolves. The group membership is fluid and can shift from a trio with Brian Rodrigues on bass, Bruce Todd on drums, and Leo Hwang on guitar (pictured), to an octet with Victor Signore and Steve Koziol on saxophone, Jeremy Starpoli on trombone, Louis Freilicher on guitar and Andy Mathey on percussion and every combination in between. Thursday, 8:30 p.m. Free. 774-0150, www.theartsblock.com, info@theartsblock.com.<br/>

    ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Vimana and Dimma Dean. Vimana is an informal collective of musicians who come together from a wide variety of western Massachusetts bands to collaboratively create music. Each individual adds their own particular sound to the mix so that structure and melody grows, adapts, and evolves. The group membership is fluid and can shift from a trio with Brian Rodrigues on bass, Bruce Todd on drums, and Leo Hwang on guitar (pictured), to an octet with Victor Signore and Steve Koziol on saxophone, Jeremy Starpoli on trombone, Louis Freilicher on guitar and Andy Mathey on percussion and every combination in between. Thursday, 8:30 p.m. Free. 774-0150, www.theartsblock.com, info@theartsblock.com.

  • Feel the beat<br/>This week, in particular, is full of chances to experience both legendary jazz — Charles Neville — awesome  percussion — Tony Vacca — and poet hip-hop brothers from Sengal, Africa — Bideew Bou Bess (pictured). Interested? Here are the events you should check out in the calendar: ∎ Friday: The Senegal-America Project with Bideew Bou Bess from Senegal, Impulse Ensemble (Derrik Jordan, Jim Matus and Vacca) and Neville at the The Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vt.; <br/>■ Saturday:  Neville and his quartet will be at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell and Bideew Bou Bess will be at The Pushkin in Greenfield; ∎ Sunday: Neville and a host of other talent, including flutist Peter H. Bloom and The Lonesome Brothers, will play a benefit in Florence. See our “Music” listings.
  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Vimana and Dimma Dean. Vimana is an informal collective of musicians who come together from a wide variety of western Massachusetts bands to collaboratively create music. Each individual adds their own particular sound to the mix so that structure and melody grows, adapts, and evolves. The group membership is fluid and can shift from a trio with Brian Rodrigues on bass, Bruce Todd on drums, and Leo Hwang on guitar (pictured), to an octet with Victor Signore and Steve Koziol on saxophone, Jeremy Starpoli on trombone, Louis Freilicher on guitar and Andy Mathey on percussion and every combination in between. Thursday, 8:30 p.m. Free. 774-0150, www.theartsblock.com, info@theartsblock.com.<br/>

To help readers sort out this year’s Greenfield Annual Word Festival, we’ve put together this abbreviated schedule with the help of organizer Paul Richmond. Full, up-to-date schedules and information will be available at the Greenfield Grille’s Banquet Room on Federal Street.

Thursday
6:30 p.m. readings

Greenfield Grille Banquet Room: Back Porch Writers.

All Souls Church: Naugatuck River Review.

Greenfield Community Television. 1st Floor:
Slate Roof Writers

Solar Store of Greenfield

RePlay Music Store

Green Fields Market,
second floor

Thursday
9 p.m. readings

Greenfield Grille Banquet Room

Marcie Eanes

Mark Hart

Tommy Twilite

Mary Clare Powel & Vi

Mike Mauri

Paul Richmond

Dina Stander

Christie Svane

Rob Skelton’s Band

Friday
6:30 p.m. readings

Greenfield Grille Banquet Room:
Florence Poets

Greenfield Community Television, 1st Floor

Yes Exactly:

Naugatuck River Review

Green Fields Market,
second floor

RePlay Music Store:

Erotic-literature for adults

Solar Store
of Greenfield:

Well Done Writers

Friday
9 p.m. readings

Greenfield Grille
Banquet Room

Marcie Eanes

Julian Fontaine Fox

Leo Hawang Carlos

Paul Richmond

Tommy Twilite

Tony Vacca

Bideew Bou Bess

(Senegalese Poets)

Saturday
3:30 p.m. readings

Greenfield Grille
Banquet Room

All Souls Church:

Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest Winners

World Eye Bookshop

Greenfield Coffee

Taylor’s Tavern,

Main Street level

The Literacy Project

Writers

Saturday
6:30 p.m. readings

Greenfield Grille Banquet Room:
Shape & Nature Poets

All Souls Church:

Friday Night Writes Group

Pale Circus

Greenfield Community Television:

Tupelo Quarterly

Solar Store of Greenfield:

Florence Poets

RePlay Music Store

Greenfield Games

Yes Exactly

Saturday
9 p.m. readings

Greenfield Grille Banquet Room

Melissa Quirk Cairns

Curtis Asch

Seth Brown

Jeanne Johnson

Marcie Eanes

Paul Richmond

Tommy Twilite

Doug Anderson

Tantra Zawadi

The Mighty Third Rail:
hip-hop poetry, beat-boxing, violin and upright bass.

Sunday

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Greenfield Grille
Banquet Room

Book fair and social after-festival celebration. There will be local and regional presses, journals, chapbooks, along with books from many of the writers from the festival.

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