An evening of short films, video art, live music, and conversation with guitarist, sonic experimentalist and visual artist Vernon Reid.

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 8pm
Venue: Cafe Volan, 510 Bangs Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Host: Jeff Raspe, music director and on-air host at WBJB-FM (90.5 The NIGHT)
Admission: $10  All admissions at the door, cash only. No advance sales or reservations.

ABOUT VERNON REID
Vernon Reid is a Grammy Award-winning guitarist, composer and boundary-bending artist who began with the downtown New York jazz/funk/punk  scene, lead the pioneering multi-platinum rock band Living Colour, and has collaborated with creative spirits ranging from Carlos Santana, Public Enemy, Defunkt, and African singer Salif Keita to choreographers Bill T. Jones and Donald Byrd.  He composed and performed Bring Your Beats, a children’s program for BAM. He produces artists like James “Blood” Ulmer.  He composed the scores for GHOSTS OF ATTICA and ALMOST HOME, and was the music supervisor for the Charles Stone film MR. 3000, starring Bernie Mac.  He founded the Black Rock Coalition in1984 to help combat the pigeonholing of African-American musicians.  A talented multimedia artist and curator, Vernon created Artificial Afrika, using animation, computer graphics and public domain media to explore historic, often racist myths and inventions that continue to define the idea of Africa and its culture.

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