|Do you know a musician or poet who ought to come out of the garage? Cheverly Day 2005 is coming up June 11th, and the event organizers are planning a greatly expanded music program. For the first time ever, Cheverly Day will feature not one, but two stages with simultaneous music and entertainment. This year, we are adding the Second Stage - a launch pad for local talent - amateur, semi-pro, old, young, or just deserving wider recognition. We invite area entertainers of any genre to contact Entertainment Director Alan Lewine (alan@CheverlyDay.com or 301.772.5077). Rock, hip-hop, classical string quartet, comedian, performance poet, cheerleading group, dancer group, church choir, school chorus. All we ask is that you apply with a recorded sample of your performance for review, be prepared to perform from 15-60 minutes, and remember that this is a family-oriented event in choosing content. Cheverly Day will provide a sound system with microphones - the acts must provide their own instruments. If you
don't have a demo, contact Alan anyway to discuss the possibilities. We don't want to embarrass anybody, we do want to provide a platform for some of the real talent and developing talent that lurks in our Cheverly garages. To be considered for the Cheverly Day '05 first annual Second Stage, please contact Alan Lewine before the end of April. Email (preferred)- alan@CheverlyDay.com or phone 301-772-5077.
The Cheverly Day '05 Main Stage will feature four professional acts - Jazz with world-renowned drummer, Nasar Abadey, AfroPop with singer Armand Ntep from Cameroon by way of Paris, a salsa and Latin conjunto (not finalized at press time), and returning faves Sounds of 1-Luv playing R&B, Go-Go and hip-hop. Main Stage music is scheduled to run from 2:00PM until just before the fireworks.
Nasar Abadey is the founder, and leader of SUPERNOVA®. He has performed with Amiri Baraka, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Hutcherson, Charlie Rouse, Gary Bartz, David Sanchez, Sonny Fortune, Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald, Eartha Kitt, Kenny Kirkland, Frank Morgan, Pharoah Sanders, Stanley Turrentine, Andrew White, and many others.
Originally from Cameroon, Armand Ntep has been impressing audiences on three continents for 15 years. His current project, The Afro Jazz Explosion, blends jazz, Afro-Cuban and African influences in one explosive package! Sounds of 1 Luv rocked Cheverly Day 2004 with their hip-hop/funk/go-go style. They will be returning for an encore performance. To read more about these artists, visit the Cheverly day web page at www.cheverlyday.com.