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11/30 Novoscene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on November 30, 2007




Hot Pink Feathers perform Saturday at Cafe Van Kleef

Friday Nov. 30



Music: Turf Unity


The “Turf Unity” Music Project is designed to bring young people together over the course of a weekend to write and record music with an anti-violence message, given the sharp rise in the number of homicides in urban cities such as Oakland, San Francisco, and Richmond. The vast majority of the young folks that will participate are from different ‘Turfs” in Oakland (‘Turfs’ are neighborhoods which have historically been in conflict with one another), and they will come together with the goal of producing music that calls for unity and an end to the violence. Some of the artists invited to help out include DJ Fuze and Mistah FAB.

Turf Unity Music Project


Friday 6pm – Midnight

Saturday (Dec. 1, Noon – Midnight

Sunday Dec. 2, 12 Noon – 8 pm

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
344 40th Street
Oakland, CA 94609




Film: Everything Remains Raw

Everything Remains Raw takes a look at the language, music and movement of the Afro-Latin culture and its influences on Hip Hop. Filmmaker, dancer, choreographer and educator, Moncell Durden of Dance Educators of Funk & Hip Hop, will be present to discuss the film and also lead a master dance class beginning at 6pm.
Everything Remains Raw



EastSide Cultural Center
2277 International Blvd. at 23rd Ave., Oakland


Friday Night Live Music Sessions: Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

The Black New World & Tony! Toni! Tone! present tonight’s celebration of the life and music of Jimi Hendrix featuring D’wayne Wiggins, Vernon Hall, Taz Roberson, Marcel Diallo, David Goodlett & Josh Whitaker. Resident DJ Afrikan Sciences will be spinning all things soulful and funky!!


Friday Night Live Music Sessions


Doors 11 pm – 4 am

The Black New World
Social Aid and Pleasure Club
836 Pine Street
West Oakland



Saturday Dec. 1



BlueBone Express and Hot Pink Feathers


Hot Pink Feathers and Blue Bone Express are a world cabaret/samba burlesque dance troupe and a New Orleans jazz brass band that together form the CARNAVAL JAZZ CABARET ENSEMBLE. The dances, choreographed by founder and director of Hot Pink Feathers, Kellita, marry Busby Berkeley’s humor & glamour with Carmen Miranda’s show stopping style & sass with Bob Fosse flair, dosed with shimmies and shakes in traditional Hot Pink Feather style!


BlueBone Express and Hot Pink Feathers



Café Van Kleef

1621 Telegraph Ave,

Oakland, CA 94612




Sunday Dec. 2



“Roots, Sass & Jazz”

“Roots, Sass & Jazz” the second concert performance in its Back Street Sunday Jazz Series, features pianist Muziki Roberson, vocalists Rhonda Benin and Darlene
Coleman, and spoken word artists Robert Carmack and Julian Carroll.

“Roots, Sass & Jazz”

$15 for adults, and $10 for seniors and children under 17

Oakland Public Conservatory of Music

1616 Franklin St,

Oakland, CA
(510) 870-8712




Savoy Family Band


From Louisiana, the Savoy Family Cajun Band features two of the greatest names in Cajun music — Marc & Ann Savoy – and their two sons, Wilson and Joel. The Savoys are legendary in Cajun music. Marc and Ann Savoy are two-thirds of Cajun music’s most acclaimed group, the Savoy-Doucet Band (with fiddler Michael Doucet), that revived and helped globally popularize Cajun music through touring and its series of recordings for El Cerrito’s Arhoolie Records. With their sons, the Savoy Family plays acoustic Southwest Louisiana music, Cajun, a bit of zydeco, some country and blues, and in this concert, it’s all dance music.

Savoy Family Band

Cajun dance lesson at 8:00 p.m.; Show at 8:30 p.m.

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702




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