What Cheer Returns!

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Wed June 28

6pm-930pm
Behind Blumcraft
$10 suggested donation (give what you can)
All ages
Refreshments served

Babyland Collective and Pittonkatonk present

What Cheer? Brigade (prob, RI 18 piece radical marching band) touring in support of their new album.

Blak Rapp Madusa (Drum Lines & Hard Rhymes) About 1Hood Media Artist
Poor Righteous teacher lyricist organizer and activist. the music is about the movement and new afrika
(DL&HR is a collective project between Soy Sos, Timbeleza & 1Hood Media)

Homing – dark brassy sounds from the underground.

Dj Pandemic Pete (global dancehall soundtrack between acts)

Proceeds from this event will BENEFIT Jayvan Tarver.
Go fund me
https://www.gofundme.com/help-jayvan-buy-his-house

About Babyland
Babyland is a collective of artists/craftsman located on the first floor of the Blumcraft Building. It is an artist space with a shared woodshed, metal shop and screen printing facility. Many of your favorite craftspeople probably work out of this spot.

Summer stuffs

Summer is about to hit!  Are you excited? I know I am. I’m working on a lot of fun stuff for later in the summer. But in the meantime check out what we have coming up in the next few weeks.

RSVP by clicking the page

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This SATURDAY @SUPER YAMBA BAND

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Super Yamba Band
CLASSIC AFRO-FUNK, AFROBEAT AND PSYCHEDELIC DANCE MUSIC FROM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
https://www.superyambaband.com/

Brooklyn’s Super Yamba Band comprises a unique blend of inspiration born of 70s/80s West-African Afrobeat and Psychedelic Funk, with a live energy that moves everyone in the room to dance.

 

Plus big guests coming later this summer…

MAY DAY MAY DAY!!!

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CUMBIA CUMBIA CUMBIA!!!!

PANDEMIC

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY

Dancehall from around the glove. Cumbia, Bhangra, Balkan, Afrobeat and more

Special Guest DJ JUAN DIEGO
Special MYSTERY PERFORMERS

$10

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What is PITTONKATONK?
Pittonkatonk is music
Pittonkatonk is a space of engagement.
Pittonkatonk is collaboration.
Pittonkatonk is political action.

DONATE NOW! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/2026171/fblk

THE LINEUP
La Misa Negra (Oakland, CA)
What Cheer? Brigade (Providence, RI)
Afro Yaqui (Pittsburgh, PA)
Black Bear Combo (Chicago, IL)
Detroit Party Marching Band (Detroit, MI)
Lowdown Brass Band (Chicago, IL)
Extraordinary Rendition Band (Providence, RI)
Timbeleza (Pittsburgh, PA)
May Day Marching Band (Pittsburgh, PA)
May Day Choir (Pittsburgh, PA)
Detroit Pleasure Society (Detroit, MI)
Drum Lines and Hard Rhymes (Pittsburgh, PA)
Colonel Eagleburger’s Highstepping Goodtime Band (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pittonkatonk is music without boundaries. Since 2014, Pittonkatonk is music in public spaces that belong to everyone, with no stage, no doors, and no right way to express yourself. There is no admission fee, no corporate sponsors, and nothing is for sale. It is a potluck event where people bring food, drink, music, dancing, and the desire to come together to celebrate music and community.

We connect people with national and local musicians, activists, and educators in order to empower them to use their love of performing music to engage the world around them. Our mission is to promote music performance as a means of achieving positive personal, social, and political outcomes. To do this we create events that engender purposeful music making on a communal level, blurring the lines between performer and spectator, entertainment and activism. We work with adults and teens from Pittsburgh to create public performance opportunities designed to give a voice vulnerable people in our city.


Our goal is create a musical space for everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, class, or religion. Pittonkatonk brings together bands ranging from Balkan brass to activist marching bands, samba to New Orleans swing. How about a house show for the whole city? How about a family reunion with 2000 people you’ve never met? How about a neighborhood party with 90 neighborhoods? That’s what we’re about. Pittonkatonk works because we make a call to action and, for the past three years, the community has answered. This year, we want to join forces with again you to make our city more inclusive, progressive, and welcoming.

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• Using music to promote fair and just relations between people and society. #MusicAndJustice
• Empowering people to use music to engage the world around them. #StrengthThruMusic
• Using music to achieve positive social and political outcomes. #MusicalResistance

• FREE AND OPEN TO ALL MAY DAY BRASS FESTIVAL BBQ at the VIETNAM VETERANS PAVILION in SCHENLEY PARK.
• Pittonkatonk 2016 had over 220 participating musicians & a crowd of over 3500 people.

DONATE, VOLUNTEER, SUPPORT
Just because there is no ticket price doesn’t mean we don’t need your support. Your monetary, potluck, and volunteer contributions will help create a festival unlike anything else in the city of Pittsburgh. What do we need? We need your help getting the word out, collecting donations, helping us bring together a gathering of folks from all over the city. So share our event page, flier, and indiegogo.

EVENT: PITTONKATONK MAYDAY BRASS BBQ & POTLUCK
Date: Saturday May 6, 2017

March 2017

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Friday March 3 Pandemic is back with guest Dj Juan Diego for another night of global dancehall. Pandemic Pete will be serving up more balkan dancehall, gypsy punk rock, cumbia, afrobeat, azonto, kwaito, global house, and more.

RSVP HERE

10pm-2am

Also the return of Black Bear Combo 3/9

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We are still putting together the details and confirming the show. But looks like Black Bear Combo the fiery balkan group from Chicago will be playing here on Thursday 3/9 w/ local Homing.  More to come. Stay tuned.

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FEBRUARY w/ SMI

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Friday Feb 3
Pandemic Dance Party is back with special guest DJ SMI (of Afroheat).
Pandemic is going into it’s 12 year strong w/ guests from other global parties as well as national and international artists. Every first friday pandemic caps off the Penn Ave Unblurred Events with a global dance party.  Pandemic prides itself in an all inclusive trip around the globe where dj’s play a variety of traditional and contemporary dance music.  Nowhere else in Pittsburgh do you hear Latin American Hip Hop, Afrohouse, Thai Pop, Brazilian Samba, Balkan Brass, Turkish Bass, Bhangra, Bollywood and more.
DJ”s PANDEMIC PETE & SMI
SOUNDCLOUD LINKS
Brillobox 4104 Penn Ave
Pgh PA 15224
9:30pm-2am
EVENT LINK