WMM presents: Arquesta Del SolSoul + AVAZ + Stacy Busch & When/Time

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

New & MidCoastal Releases + Arquesta Del SolSoul + AVAZ + Stacy Busch & When/Time

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Phantastics, Arquesta Del SolSoul, The Black Creatures, Jo MacKenzie, Zava, Birdie, Stacy Busch, Julia Othmer, Eddie Moore’s We the People, Allison Russell, Femi Kuti, and Depeche Mode.

At 10:30 we talk with composer & performing artist Stacy Busch & writer performer Kalli Siringas about “When/Time” a new music with theatre performance that weaves together stories of young people dealing with addiction. Presented on The Main Stage at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd, KCMO, on June 7,8,9 at 7:00 PM (Medical Industry Nights), and June 10,11 at 8:00 PM and June 12, at 2:00 PM (Public Performances). When/Time was created & composed by Stacy Busch, written & directed by Kalli Siringas, with choreography by Oscar Trujillo. Musicians include: Stacy Busch, J.J. Pearse, Sascha Groschang, and Michelle Bacon. The cast of actors includes: Casey Jane, Christopher Lion, Courtney Hittle, Vaughan Harrison, and Un Joo Christopher. Kalli Siringas has performed at Carnegie Hall, 92Y, and as a Moth StorySlam finalist. Stacy Busch was named a 2020 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist. Stacy also shares details about the 3rd Annual Queer Narratives Festival, August 1-6 2022, at The Black Box 1060 Union Ave, West Bottoms, KCMO. Info at: www.nodividekc.org

At 11:00 ZAVA shares his new single “H.O.E.” to be released June 1, 2022. Zava writes: “In a world shrouded in darkness, ZAVA pierces through like lightning. Between soaring vocals, infectious grooves, and celestial production, ZAVA blends all of the music that inspired him to create, what he likes to call, ‘Empowerment Pop’ music. Through this energy, ZAVA hopes to inspire people to discover and cultivate their own light and power from within themselves. Our world depends on it.” ZAVA plays 2022 Kansas City PrideFest Saturday, June 11, in Theis Park, 522 Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard, KCMO. In 2021 Zava’s single “Wrong” released August 13, 2021, was added to the “New Queer Friday Playlist” on Spotify. In 2021 Zava also released the singles: “Electric” on June 4, “I Could Get Used To This” on May 14, “Attitude” on April 23, and “Lightyears” on February 12. Since 2017 Zava has been releasing music, has worked at Starlight Theatre, and lived in NYC and Boston. More info at: http://solo.to/thisiszava/

At 11:30 Mark talks with Jessica Ayala and Les Izmore of Arquesta Del SolSoul a six-piece KC based music collective of African futurists. Their sound brings an innovative multidimensional eclectic fusion of Soul, Hip-Hop, R&B, Afro-Latin percussion, and Spoken Word. Inspired by their founding musical ancestors, they decolonize and time bend indigenous sounds of the Caribbean, Latin America, West, Central, and Southern Africa. Members include Les Izmore, Jessica Ayala, Brad Williams, Chalis O’Neal, Jade Green, and Hadiza. We’ll play Arquesta Del SolSoul’s new eight and a half minute single, “Six Second Sunz” to be released June 1, 2022. Arquesta Del SolSoul play Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming, KCMO, West Bottoms, on Saturday, June 11, at 7:00 PM with Black Light Animals, SoulTru, and Illphonics. Arquesta Del SolSoul play The Granada Theatre, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS, on June 16, opening for Femi Kuti & The Positive Force featuring Mádé Kuti. More info at: www.instagram.com/arquestadelsolsoul

Allison Russell Photo by Frankie Cepero

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