Please join me for my upcoming show "The Song Sanctuary" which is premiering as part of the virtual The Future Is… National Queer Arts Festival 2021.
This year I am one of the Creating Queer Community Cohort Artists at the Queer Cultural Center (QCC). The Creating Queer Community (CQC) program has commissioned over 400 LGBTQ+ artists to create, produce, commission, promote, and document original works examining LGBTQ+ social justice and civil rights issues that debut at the National Queer Arts Festival.
Details of my show Name: The Song Sanctuary Date: June 19th, 2021 JUNETEENTH✨ Time: 5pm-6:30pm pst
Ticketing Link www.eventbrite.com/e/153056932405
Accessibility: All events will be closed-captioned The majority of the price of tickets goes directly into the pockets of artists. This year we even have a festival pass, giving you direct access to all 13 shows showcasing our Creating Queer Community Artist Cohort including mine! It would be so great if you came! Please share my FB event "The Song Sanctuary" and spread the word!
About this event
Oakland native Valerie Troutt brings her twenty plus years of vocal arranging and composition skills together to create a soulful songshift, a virtual sanctuary for healing, groove, unapologetic blackness, abundance, and joy. Joined by the vocalist of her award winning house music ensemble, “MoonCandy” the Song Sanctuary will be lit with high praise, deep love, hand claps, justice, and the truth. Known as “The Oakland Girl” Valerie brings a women centric vibe. Deeply connected to her gospel and jazz roots, Valerie’s original songs inspire hope, community, self -care and the need for love, and forgiveness.
Here are the links to the festival: EventBrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/153056932405 FaceBook: fb.me/e/2uCI1H7sW
Produced by Queer Rebels Curated by Dazié Grego-Sykes featuring performances by Mona Webb Jade Way Ngaire Young Malia Byrne along with a collaboration between Chibueze Crouch and Gabriel Christian aka Eartha Kunt Why all this fierceness you ask? We are celebrating Living Legend Valerie Troutt and the release of her new album, The Oakland Girl. Get ready, this is going to be EPIC!!! This event will be available on Zoom and FaceBook Live. Find the Zoom info here on our FaceBook page or on our website https://www.queerrebels.org/events The day of the event.
Another Magic Showcase #2!
Hosted by Seattle musician/arts facilitator Another Magic (Thomas Arndt), this monthly showcase features innovative artists performing live songs, talking about their creative processes, and interacting with the live audience.
Details for the Zoom event released the day of.
6-7pm Showcase 7-8pm Dance Party
ARTIST LINE UP:
Valerie Troutt is a tremendously creative artist for whom art and activism are intertwined. Bay-area born and bred, her spiritual and social justice-driven performances mirror her lifelong hunger for social connection and cultural narratives. Troutt likens herself to a modern day griot for the people. Her studio album The Oakland Girl comes out soon on Slow & Steady Records.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Emma Alabaster works as a musician, composer, cultural organizer, and educator throughout New York City. Emma performs under her name and as decibelists with drummer, Leo Ferguson. www.emmaalabaster.com
Frank Mugisha is a Rwandan-Ugandan dance artist based in Kampala. He has trained in contemporary dance, breakdance and African traditional dances, which he fuses to create a unique artistic identity.
As a creative facilitator, movement student, educator, and performer, Mugisha uses dance as a tool for self-expression, bridge-building and a vehicle for social change.
Mugisha's work has sent him all around the world. He focuses on the continuous unlearning of all he's been taught as an African man that he feels belittles him and the ways of his people—and he constantly seeks to reinvent and remember new and ancient ways of being in balance with self, others, and his surroundings.
Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite makes rare Palo Alto appearance, for “the holidays”: Chanukah, Christmas, Holi, ‘Festivus’, My Baby Done Left Me, Super Sunday. All shades of blue welcome to this non- denominational yet slightly funky event. Oakland soul treasure Valerie Troutt opens.
“Find Your Light” is about self-care. It’s about giving Black Women a safe space to untangle and separate from the constructs of the white center, and thrive knowing and accepting who they are individually and collectively. “Find Your Light” designs experiences using soulful motivational music along with a guided journal, and workshop series to help foster healthy, courageous and healing conversations within the Black Women’s community and beyond.
Find Your Light was founded by Master SongCare Specialist, Experience Designer and Oakland Native Valerie Troutt
This event is the first of its kind and will host 30+ Women to come experience a revival of the divine SHE. So RSVP through eventbrite to get your ticket ASAP.