ARTSPEAK RADIO and The Sextet & Perpetual Motion

Wednesday June 19, 2019 noon -1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes The Sextet and Don Wilkinson to talk about Perpetual Motion.

THE SEXTET-Playing original compositions and arrangements of bassist Robert Castillo, The Sextet plays music to move to and moved by. Castillo originally formed the group in the fall of 2015 in Portland, OR and when Life called him back to his native home of Kansas City, he reformed the group with childhood friends and other prominent KC musicians.
Robert’s writing incorporates elements of funk, soul, and dance, as well as jazz song structures and harmonies. The result is contemporary groove jazz that a listener of any background can bob their head to. The songs are influenced by life events and experiences – a set can include a variety of emotions including joy, anger, frustration, and bliss.

Joe Tesoro, soprano sax
Max Levy, tenor sax
Pete Marten, guitar
Robert Castillo, bass, composer,
Nik Douglas, drums

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M.O.I, aka DON WILKINSON-Perpetual Motion, a family-oriented arts event for the community in the Marlborough Neighborhood, is set for Saturday, June 22, 2019! A rain-delay date of June 29, 2019 is established in case of severe or unfair weather. The free outdoor event is located at the Parks with Purpose green site at the corner of 81st Street and Troost Avenue. The event is open to the public of all ages, and programming will run from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM that Saturday. Local artists involved with programming are Cynthia Hardeman, m.o.i. aka The Minister of Information, A.Y. Young, S.E. Nash, and Byrd Productions Physical Theater. Activities for the day have been developed by artists working to bring art, environment and community together. Activities at the Perpetual Motion event include: Interactive hip-hop performances for kids Visual art activities Theatrical performances and experiences- Learning and creativity opportunities for children of all ages! Opportunities to learn how movement, invention, and experimentation are integral to the park’s purpose through fun activities for you and your children! Programming for Perpetual Motion is made possible through a partnership with Charlotte Street Foundation’s Neighborhood Artists Residency and the Marlborough Community Coalition. Programming for Perpetual Motion is also supported in part by The Conservation Fund, U-Haul, National Endowment for the Arts, Mid-America Regional Council, and KC Water. To learn more about Byrd Productions, you can visit You can also learn more about the Battery Tour at


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