Thursday, January 04, 2007

First Fridays at the Natural History Museum

Looking to have a Night at the Museum without Ben Stiller or talking dioramas? Then check this out:

Friday, January 5, 2007 (extended Museum hours to 10:00 p.m.)
Your Place or Mine?

Explore the places we call “habitats” — our home, body, the natural landscape, cityscape, or places that may have existed yesterday, evolved to this day, or may occur tomorrow. Dr. John Harris, Chief Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the
Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, leads a guided tour and presentation in the African Mammal Hall. Join moderator Hope Tschopik Schneider, host and science writer Margaret Wertheim, and ocean activist Wallace J. Nichols, director of the Pacific Ocean Region at the Blue Ocean Institute, as they discuss how shifting boundaries may stress or destroy places, species, or change the things we produce. This thought provoking dialogue precedes performances by experimental soul group The Life Force Trio and the creative, cosmic-percussion ensemble Hu Vibrational in their west coast debut.

Guided Tour/Presentation [ 5:30 p.m. ]
Dr. John Harris

Discussion [ 6:30 p.m. ]
Hope Tschopik Schneider, Margaret Wertheim, Wallace J. Nichols

Performances [ 8:00 p.m. ]
The Life Force Trio | Hu Vibrational
& DJ's
Carlos Nino and Mark Maxwell

Supported by:

Dig Deeper...

Hu Vibrational
featuring Adam Rudolph, Hamid Drake, Brahim Fribgane and Munyungo Jackson in their first L.A. performance!

Hu Vibrational is a creative, cosmic-percussion ensemble featuring luminaries Adam Rudolph, Hamid Drake and Brahim Fribgane. On January 5, 2007 The Natural History Museum, Los Angeles will host Hu Vibrational's first ever West Coast performance. With the release of their third project Boonghee Music 3: Universal Mother (Soul Jazz), Hu Vibrational have been showered with praise from fans and journalists all over the world. Each member plays a myriad of percussion and hand made chordal and woodwind instruments. This night, they'll be joined by Munyungo Jackson, another member of the great community, internationally renowned for percussion work and composition, that Hu Vibrational is made up of. The combined list of artists from around the world that these four masters have played and recorded with is astounding, from the most classical and avant-garde to the most famous and pop.

The Life Force Trio + 2
featuring Carlos Nino, Dexter Story, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Gaby Hernandez, and Andres Renteria with Special Guests Kamau Daaood, Derf Reklaw and Rebekah Raff

The Life Force Trio is an experimental Soul group that fuses space-rock and impressionistic 20th century classical music with funk grooves and sing along vocals. Celebrated for being genre benders, misplaced in any one category, The Life Force Trio have released two records in the last two years. 2005's Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio "Love Is The Answer" (Ninja Tune) and 2006's The Life Force Trio "Living Room" (Plug Research) are both very highly regarded projects that have garned the group and it's producer Carlos Nino much critical acclaim. For this very special blast-off of the First Fridays concert and lecture series at The Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, The Life Force Trio have invited special guest poet Kamau Daaood who's inspired book The Language of Saxophones (City Lights Pocket Poets Series #57) and his CD Leimert Park (M.A.M.A.) are two of the best representations of poetry and music to ever come out of Los Angeles. Joined with several other
living legends, The Life Force Trio will mix up sounds from Moog synths to acoustic Harp and a wide variety of percussion.

DJs Carlos Nino and Mark Maxwell

DJs Carlos Nino and Mark Maxwell are both hosts of weekly radio shows at KPFK 90.7fm and are both well known for their soulful and dynamic music selections. Together, they will provide the music before and in between live sets.