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Tour Dates

Magdalena Gomez and Tony Vacca: A Full Force Flow of World Fusion Music and Outspoken Words
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Magdalena Gomez and Tony Vacca: A Full Force Flow of World Fusion Music and Outspoken Words

The Bing Arts Center, Springfield, MA

Globally acclaimed artists, poet Magdalena Gomez and percussionist Tony Vacca, present an evening of world music and spoken word. Senegal, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, and the Bronx come together to celebrate the soul’s longing to live a liberated life.

Seating is limited: advance purchase recommended.

Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students. Purchase using the following link: http://bingartscenter.org/store/tickets/magdalena-gomez-tony-vacca/

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Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival: Solo Concert
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival: Solo Concert

Nay Aug Park Scranton, PA

"This public event is to raise awareness for the legalization of cannabis in Pennsylvania. Our mission is to end cannabis prohibition and free all political prisoners of the war on cannabis. Freedom is gained through growth. This mission needs your support. Please shop the vendors, eat plenty of food & enjoy the day’s events."

Free admission. Info at http://www.penncannafest.com

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World Rhythms Ensemble: World Fusion, Spoken Words, Exquisite Mayhem
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

World Rhythms Ensemble: World Fusion, Spoken Words, Exquisite Mayhem

Tony Vacca and Massamba Diop performing together at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA

During the past fourteen years Massamba Diop and Tony Vacca have been bringing together the traditions of their music and the peoples of their countries.

$15 Adv / $20 Door $10 Students/Children 18+ 

Doors at 7pm

Info and tickets at https://www.gatewaycityarts.com/tonyvaccaandmassambadiop

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Solo Concert: “Under the Influence of African Art”
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Solo Concert: “Under the Influence of African Art”

Fine Arts Center Lobby, UMass Amherst

https://www.umass.edu/events/exhibit-closing-celebration-5

 

5 Takes on African Art/ 42 Flags by Fred Wilson winds down on April 19 with a celebration of this innovative year-long exhibition.

Visitors will move through the Fine Art Center and the UMCA galleries to experience a series of distinct performances inspired by the exhibition: music from renowned local percussionist Tony Vacca, a performance by actor Kymberly Newberry, an original dance, "Alyma", choreographed by Molly Christie Gonzalez and performed by students from the UMass Dance Department, and a performance by the master storyteller Onawumi Jean Moss.

Featuring performances by Tony Vacca, Onawumi Jean Moss, Kymberly Newberry, and UMass Dancers

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IMPULSE ENSEMBLE: Above and Beyond at The Stone Church
Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

IMPULSE ENSEMBLE: Above and Beyond at The Stone Church

The Stone Church Brattleboro, VT

Ticket prices: $10/$12 

April 14: IMPULSE ENSEMBLE: Above and Beyond. 

Derrik Jordan, electric violin; Jim Matus, laoutar; Tony Vacca, percussion, spoken word.

The Stone Church, Brattleboro, VT. 8pm,  $10/$12. http://stonechurchvt.com/events/

 

Impulse Ensemble’s musical signature comes from our collective effort to obliterate the distinction between tradition and innovation… We’re out to create a dynamic, momentary fusion from a world filled with mind-blowing music, and then take what we discover… above and beyond where we’ve been. 

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Hartford Performs
Jan
24
6:00 AM06:00

Hartford Performs

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This is a year long series of school programs the use World Music as the educational doorway to science and mathematics. Students participate in hands-on workshops, learning how an awareness of patterns in the world around us has lead to the development of the discipline of math and music. 

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Residency with Hartford Performs: The Math of Rhythm; The Science of Sound
Jan
17
8:00 AM08:00

Residency with Hartford Performs: The Math of Rhythm; The Science of Sound

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This is a year long series of school programs the use World Music as the educational doorway to science and mathematics. Students participate in hands-on workshops, learning how an awareness of patterns in the world around us has lead to the development of the discipline of math and music. 

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Projects and Visions Trip to Senegal
Dec
26
to Jan 12

Projects and Visions Trip to Senegal

 

This is a musical and cultural journey into the fusion of West African and American traditions and innovations. Musicians, poets, film makers, educators... all who dare are welcome. The purpose is to create and explore common ground between our worlds and our disciplines.

Date: December 26th, 2017 to January 12th, 2018.

Location: Senegal, West Africa

Contact: jean@arts-are-essential.org

Website: jean@arts-are-essential.org

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Tony Vacca "10 Solos"
Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Vacca "10 Solos"

This concert is part of a 10 concert series by Tony that features new and old compositions on balafon, dousn'goni, gongs, mbira and a world of percussion instruments. Several Spoken Word pieces will punctuate this unique World Fusion soundscape.

***Beginning Sunday, November 5th Tony will be doing a series of 5 consecutive Sunday World Percussion Workshops, all at the Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center.

Date: November 4th, 2017.

Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Category: concert

Location: The Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main Street, Greenfield, MA

Contact: www.hawksandreed.com

Website: www.hawksandreed.com

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Human Error Word Festival
Oct
12
to Oct 15

Human Error Word Festival

Tony will be performing throughout the four day festival as a member of The Senegal-America Project, with Bideew Bou Bess, and with poets Paul Richmond. Tantra Zawadi and Abiodun Oyewole.

Date: October 12th, 2017 (4 days), including 10/13, 14, 15.

Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Category: festival

Location: The Shea Theater, Turner's Falls, MA

Contact: www.humanerror.com

Website: www.humanerrorpublishing.com

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Tony Vacca's "Human Calliope Experience
Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

Tony Vacca's "Human Calliope Experience

Tony Vacca's "Human Calliope Experience

Think outside and beyond "the Box" as part of The Millpond Live concert series. A world of percussion instruments will be within your easy reach and together we will fill "The Experience Box" with indescribable vibrations. This is all about small group hands-on World Percussion.

Tony Vacca's "Human Calliope Experience"

Date: September 9th, 2017.

Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Category: festival

Location: The Mill Pond,Easthampton, MA

Contact: www.millpond..live

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Tony Vacca with IMPULSE ENSEMBLE at The Latchis Fest
Sep
2
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Vacca with IMPULSE ENSEMBLE at The Latchis Fest

IMPULSE ENSEMBLE is a red-hot way-cool free-flow fusion of World Music, Jazz and Spoken Word.

Tony Vacca: balafon, gongs, percussion, spoken word. Jim Matus: electric laoutar, vocals. Derrik Jordan: electric violin, percussion, vocals.

Tony Vacca, Jim Matus and Derrik Jordan are three musicians and composers with some unlikely common ground. They share a special interest in the converging traditions and innovations that are constantly redefining what it is to be an American musician in a world of ever-converging music.

September 2nd, 2017.

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Category:festival

Location:The Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, VT

Contact:www.theater.latchis.com

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