Join us for a performance by the Obruni Dance Band in The Green Room at Crosstown Arts on Wednesday, March 20.
The Obruni Dance Band specializes in West African highlife music, the eminently danceable grooves that have dominated popular music in Ghana for nearly a century, where cascading guitar arpeggios swirl around intricately locked bass and drums. Obruni is the brainchild of bassist and singer Adam Holton, who studied the music of Ghana for a time. (from Alex Greene, The Memphis Flyer)
The LIVE from THE GREEN ROOM music series offers an intimate experience with some of the best up-and-coming artists in the region. Enjoy an inviting lounge setting and an array of artists — some you’ll already know and others you’re waiting to discover.
Tonya Dyson is the real deal in the revival movement and the new soul underground. She seamlessly blends gospel, jazz, and R&B, instantly rebooting Memphis’ soul legacy.
Join us for the third installment of the Green Room Sessions, an exercise in close listening and thoughtful discussion about classic songs and albums from the Stax Records catalog.
This month, Dr. Charles Hughes will examine Isaac Hayes’ seminal album, Hot Buttered Soul. The anchor of Stax’s massive 27 album and 30 single “Soul Explosion” in 1969, the album highlights the burgeoning genius of Hayes as a performer and composer. With only five songs and no obvious radio hit, it was a major risk for both Hayes and the label, but it paid off, as the album sold well over a million copies and Hayes became an overnight star.
Joining Dr. Hughes will be former Stax Records owner Al Bell, who initiated the “Soul Explosion” and played a key role in encouraging Hayes and other Stax artists to explore new sounds and to use the album format to experiment and bring in new audiences.
Join cellist Jonathan Kirkscey and Jane Slatery from Church Health for a mindfulness meditation workshop featuring live music integrated into the class.
Free and open to the public. Participants should bring their own yoga mat or blanket.
Jane Slatery is an advanced practice psychiatric-mental health clinical nurse specialist. She incorporates mindfulness practices in her clinical work to help patients suffering with anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, stress, and ….
This month: Fùnké (Afro House , Deep House, Broken Beat)
The SPINS series will feature music as diverse as the City of Memphis. Each month, a rotating line-up of DJs will play everything from old-school Hip-Hop and House to Ultra Lounge and Afrobeat. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, come chill. Come hang. Come Party!
Join Memphis Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Barrie Cooper and pianist Brian Ray of Rhodes College for the first Spotlight Concert Series performance. The Spanish-themed program features works by Joaquín Turina, Eugène Ysaÿe, and more.
Spotlight Concert Series showcases members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in the intimate Green Room at Crosstown Arts. The series provides the Memphis community the opportunity to get to know and learn more about the talented musicians that make up the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Each month will feature a different musician or small chamber group as soloist or featured ensemble.
Join harpist Marian Shaffer and yoga instructor Caroline Shmidt for a fully integrated yoga and live classical music experience. Through a mindful listening experience incorporating sound, movement, and meditation, participants will better connect mind, body, and spirit.
Made possible through support by ArtsFirst, the First Tennessee Foundation, and ArtsMemphis