William Henry Curry

Congratulations to my mentor William Henry Curry! Mr. Curry was awarded for extraordinary lifetime achievement in the practice and support of local arts. He will continue to inspire all of us for years to come!   http://raleigh.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=5318

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Sunny Murray Tribute “ANEVEN BREAK”

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War and Love

 There are blessings right in front of our faces sometimes and it’s only when we let go and let God do we see things differently.  

“TO EVERYTHING there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:”

‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬

   
 

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Jazz Times/The Empty Sound

 

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 The Empty Sound are honored to be acknowledged by JazzTimes!  

Click on picture above to see our review.

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“Working Hard To Make Your Life Easier”

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Had this idea of putting together a mix cd of some solo percussionist. For personal listening pleasure) .
After some further thinking
thought about networking the idea amongst a community of drummers and the first person thought of was Nathan Hubbard.
Even though we have never met in person our internet connection was good enough.
Watching his passion for his music attracted me .
So I asked Nathan if he would be up for being part of a Lo Fi solo percussionist album.
Wondered if he would release it on his label http://www.castorandpolluxmusic.com/label/
and we talked over the weeks and months to come.
We asked drummers from east, west, north, south and other countries.
We quickly received tracks from participants .
The vision is clear.
Solo improvisation percussionist volume 1!
Entitled ““Working Hard To Make Your Life Easier”
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Blurt Magazine Listens

A couple a weeks ago was ” making my rounds” in the music community stopping by local music stores and small businesses that cater to local musicians. Dropping off some Daughter Element cassettes of “Primavera” of course schoolkids records in Raleigh was at the top of the priority list.
Schoolkids have been there since day one. They have been there to support all of Black Fusion’s music, Midnight Kids Academy mini tour and now Daughter Element. So much gratitude for Schoolkids. Thank you!
So I took a hand full of cassettes to them and ended up having an hour long conversation with Fred editor at Blurt Magazine.
We talked about some bands we liked and asked him to review the tape not knowing he would do it.
He didn’t give me a solid answer.
So i really didn’t have any expectations.
Checked my Facebook page and he had not only reviewed Daughter Element’s latest release “soundtracks”
but was really blown away at how well he described the music.
Such wonderful things he said about our music. Fred has really fueled my ambition and has inspired us to keep going!
Swung back by Schoolkids today to thank him in person and this time we talked for two hours. Music always brings people togetherhttp://blurtonline.com/review/daughter-element-soundtracks/

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FT’s Inspired Painting

FT Erwin is an inspiring painter .
FT was visiting his parents the other day and in their garage he discovered some flowers . He took a picture of them and headed back to his art studio . There he used all his inspiration and passion in this painting . FT

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