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April 2020

7th Global BASH

Friday, April 10, 2020 - Saturday, April 11, 2020
Tulsa Arts District Tulsa, OK 74103 United States + Google Map

KEB' MO' headlines this free multi-day swirl of sights, sounds, smells and tastes from around the world: two days of music, global cuisine, circus arts, bellydancing, African drumming, kids’ activities, and more. Congrats to Keb', who just won a GRAMMY for his album Oklahoma, with its roots in Tulsa history. We're also very excited to showcase the spirit-stirring vodou rhythms of LAKOU MIZIK, the most compelling band to come out of Haiti in recent memory, and the jazz-hip hop fusion…

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LAKOU MIZIK – Haitian voodoo grooves @ Global BASH

Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Reconciliation Way
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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"Formed after the devastating Haitian earthquakes of 2010, Lakou Mizik is a genial cross-generational coalition along the lines of the Buena Vista Social Club...rhythms and incantations of voodoo, the trumpeting of rara carnival music, and hearty call-and-response vocal harmonies on their way to galloping, exultant dance grooves.” —New York Times Music has always been at the core of Haiti’s sense of identity, broadcasting the culture of colorful neighborhoods, villages and post-earthquake camps that reflect the African, French, Caribbean and U.S.…

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Keb’ Mo’ headlines 7th Global BASH

Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Reconciliation Way
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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KEB' MO' just won the "Best Americana Album" GRAMMY for Oklahoma, an album that explores Tulsa history, including the Greenwood District's triumphal and tragic past. In his quarter-century as a recording artist, the charismatic singer-guitarist-songwriter and four-time GRAMMY winner has consistently draw upon his seemingly bottomless roots-music expertise to make deeply expressive, highly personal music. That’s the case throughout Oklahoma, whose expansive creative vistas reflect the state’s wide-open spaces. The album’s 10 tracks deliver some of the most adventurous and personal work of his…

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Tulsa’s 50th Anniversary EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Reconciliation Way
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The first ever Native U.S. poet laureate, JOY HARJO will explore the theme of Environmental Justice with her jazz band at Tulsa's biggest Earth Day Celebration. The event features internationally prominent environmental speakers, an Electric Vehicle Village, educational booths & demos, regional & nationally touring musical artists, environmental art, family activities & circus arts, local cuisine and more. Earth Day is the most widely recognized annual environmental event in the world, demonstrating support for environmental protection. The first Earth Day…

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JOY HARJO – first-ever Native U.S. Poet Laureate @ Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Guthrie Green, 111 E Reconciliation Way
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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In honor of Earth Day and together with her jazz band, America's first-ever Native Poet Laureate will explore the theme of environmental justice through jazz music and poetry. Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and was named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States in 2019. An accomplished musician, she has released a string of records, nine books of poetry, several plays and children's books, and a memoir (the superb Crazy Brave).…

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