Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sicilian Jazz and Folk this Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree

 North End Arts Rising, Inc. is proud to present
                                                   Sissy Castrogiovanni
This Friday evening, Sept 30th, at 8 pm. Sissy will bring her international, highly talented band to perform for our fortunate community. Hailing from Sicily, Sissy speaks English fluently and describes many of her songs and chats with the audience in such a warm way that everyone has a fantastic time, even if you don't understand the Sicilian dialect. Reservations are suggested for the intimate venue of The Buttonwood Tree. Seats are $15 for this show. Refreshments are available including wine and beer.

“Sissy is the voice and the image of Sicily, her songs are starting a new era for Sicilian popular music. Thanks to her, we can discover a new universe within traditional Sicilian music, extremely rich and powerful melodies and soundscapes, that transport us immediately to this island’s streets and fields full of life and art, something very different, worthy of the utmost attention.”
7 times Grammy Award winning Javier Limon, El Pais (Spain)

Sissy, an international beauty full of charm and dynamic personality, will perform a lively show, not to be missed! Save your seat here

"Sissy is definitely one of those people that when you hear her voice you feel like there are angels around you, singing to you. She is one of those angels."    Grammy and Latin Grammy Award multi nomenee Gabo Lugo

Review (Jazz Fusion): “Africannu” Sissy Castrogiovanni

What I love about Sicilian jazz singer Sissy Castrogiovanni’s music is that it brings together different cultures seamlessly and with care.  You can hear their distinct qualities yet they fit well together similar to a well-made tapestry or tasty fusion cuisine.
Having studied jazz improvisation, vocal technique and percussion in Italy and then gaining her degree in Jazz Composition at Berklee, not to mention having worked with Jack DeJohnette, Bobby McFerrin and Patrice Rushen, Ms. Castrogiovanni has acquired formidable skills which are evident in her compositions.  Read more here:

Saturday at The Buttonwood Tree:

Aligned with Source: An Interactive Workshop & Meditation October 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A Spiritual & Holistic Healer from India, Annaita is experienced in applying varied healing modalities to a wide range of situations. In these inter-active workshops, Annaita seeks to empower, sharing her deep understanding of life, holism and spirituality, enabling you to rise above life’s challenges, live a healthy, fulfilled & confident life.

Explore simple concepts of living in awareness that: open you up to the wonders of life; discover who you are; let go of fear and all that keeps you stuck. You create your reality and as co-creator of this world, find out how you can bring to it and you, peace, harmony, health and abundance.
 Each session ends in a powerful guided meditation.
THIS WEEK”S TOPIC: Channeling Higher Frequencies 

International Beat Poetry Festival Presents                                                

“Celebrating The Beats: Their Words, Their Legacy, Their Music”

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Readings from selected Beat Poets,  music of the Beat era performed by
the Sergio-Mayo Jazz Duo with New York-based vocalist Janice
McCune, and original poetry performed by The Meeting House Poets:
Richard Daigle, Jim Govoni, Clare Mazur, Esther McCune, Alexandrina
Sergio, Martin Robbins-Pianka, Isabelle Bruder Smith, Elizabeth
Thomas and Andy Weatherwax.

This is one of a series of global events comprising The International Beat Poetry Festival. 

More information

Cathy Kreger and Caroline Doctorow
October 1 @ 8:00 pm
- 10:00 pm
   $12    Reservations and more info here

Concert featuring two well known Long Island based singer- songwriters, Cathy Kreger and Caroline Doctorow. Ms. Doctorow recently performed at the Russell Library. Read below for details on that concert.

Ms. Kreger, who grew up in Middletown, has an irresistible voice that has earned her a place on stage beside world-class acts, including Bonnie Raitt, David Bromberg, The Band, Patty Larkin, Maria Muldaur, Taj Mahal and Aztec Two-Step.



The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center
605 Main Street / PO Box 71, Middletown, CT 06457
www, / 860.347.4957 

The Buttonwood Tree ... Rooted in the Arts
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