Live Music and Performance w/ Evan Greer and Gepetta, Chelsea Carnes, and G.L.O.

Published Jimmy - Mon, 02/01/2010 - 9:48pm

Touring queer artist/activists Evan Greer and Gepetta will present a program of music, puppetry and performance art at the Civic Media Center on Wednesday, February 10th at 9pm.

Local radical folk singer/songwriter Chelsea Carnes (of Dirty Fist! fame) and the multi-instrumental, communal folk-punk extravaganza that is the Gainesville Liberation Orchestra will round out the bill for an eclectic night of socially-conscious creative expression.

Geppetta (Adelaide Windsome) is an inventive puppeteer and multimedia artist based in Philadelphia who identifies as a modern fabulist and trans surrealist.

Inspired by classic fables and myths, occult symbolism, street art, and surrealism infused with a penchant for social and environmental activism and transfeminist sensibilities, Geppetta presents art/performance as a cryptic, yet politically aware language that is imaginative and enlightening.

Her work advocates that “personal is political” and that story-telling is a form of truth, through connecting a range of issues such as transgender and queer liberation, climate change and environmental justice, urban activism, youth education, mental health support, and anti-colonial theory.(from trans-genre.net)

Evan Greer is a radical queer singer/songwriter, community organizer and popular educator based in Boston. He writes and performs high energy acoustic songs that inspire hope, build community, and incite resistance! At 24 years old, he tours internationally as a musician and facilitates interactive workshops to support movements for justice and liberation. With his fiercely radical songs that vary in style from punk-folk to foot-stompin' bluegrass, Evan has shared stages with artists as diverse as folk legend Pete Seeger, underground hip-hop star Boots Riley, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, and rapper Immortal Technique. (from riotfolk.org)

Cost: 
$5 donation at door
When:
Wed, 02/10/2010 - 9:00pm
Cost: 
$5 donation at door