Thursday, October 29, 2015

Great yoga class last night!

Dear Friends!
 
Here we are relaxing after my Empowering Affirmations Yoga class last night (https://www.facebook.com/events/1040463489349553/) at Ahimsa House in West Philly (2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7:30pm-8:45pm FREE! - Since September 23rd. The next class is on November 11th). Credit: The 3rd student who's a little more private but was very generous in letting me "use" her camera, taking the picture for, and then texting it to me. Thank you, and thank you, Adam and Janine (sp?) for coming! Hope to see more next time - I do expect that because my first class had one attendee, second had two, third had three, and so on and so on! <3



Have a great day!

Cassendre

Monday, October 26, 2015

Quote - Growing Pains

There's a reason they're called growing PAINS. But that doesn't mean we should lose sight of, or under-acknowledge, the growth and progress.

~Cassendre Xavier
renaissance negresse

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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
"renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur"
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003 http://BWAFphilly.org) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002 http://WomensWritingSeries.org). 
Musical & guided meditation albums and tracks:
Yoga Classes & Writings: http://bit.ly/1VQZZxU 
Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com

Post-Festival Thank You!

Dear Friends!

Thanks to everyone who was at the 9th Black Women's Arts Festival this past weekend and made the event so special! 
And to those who would've liked to performed and who I was not able to contact in time:

I apologize for dropping the ball on contacting you back. This happened with a few people and the only ones who did attend the Festival whether at performers, workshop presenters, or vendors, were those whose need to be there was as strong as the challenges in my life that kept me from being as thorough as I have been in the past with organizing. I have been living in a homeless shelter since the beginning of June 2015 and have been going through many challenges within that place and about being homeless in general and other issues that caused my homelessness, including the death of my partner upon whom I was in large part financially dependent. Also having been on hiatus since 2011, running the Festival was in many ways for me new again so I'm relearning things. All being said several major balls were dropped by me and for that I apologize. And I hope having more of the backstory helps to take some of the sting out of the disappointment the whole process was for you. My apologies again and I hope we can work together next year, when things will be much, much better! 


In art, sisterhood, and community,

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
"renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur"
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003 http://BWAFphilly.org) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002 http://WomensWritingSeries.org). 
Musical & guided meditation albums and tracks:
https://cassendrexavier.bandcamp.com
At CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre 
At iTunes: http://apple.co/1K7zV5g
On Amazon: http://amzn.to/1xrklOW
Blog: http://cassendrexavier.blogspot.com
Writing: http://bit.ly/1LjFjnR
Yoga Classes & Writings: http://bit.ly/1VQZZxU 
Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com

 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Festival Line-Up Update!

FESTIVAL LINE-UP UPDATE!

Rorie Still​ and Sharai Robbin​'s vending tables are set up, Dr. Sunlight LIttle's reflexology and supplements and natural cosmetics also are ready for your use and enjoyment! 
 We're running a little behind schedule, but Kai R. Oceans and I are about to do our yogas (my "Empowering Affirmations Yoga")!

More:
12:00pm - Dr. Sunlight Little is scheduled to do a lecture on "The Amazing Benefits of Raw Foods!" 

1:00pm - Sharai Robbin reads from her bestselling novel "Candace Reign"

2:00pm - Stella Whiteman, sci fi author reads from her work.

2:30pm - Rorie Still, sci fi author reads from her work.

3:00pm - Krista Nelson, motivational speaker and personal growth author of several books lectures

4:00pm - Sharai, Stella, Rorie, and Krista speak on self-publishing using CreateSpace

5:00pm - All-People's Open Mic begins (including music by BWAF founder/director Cassendre Xavier). Walk-in, sign up- and share or plug your work!

6:00pm - Kai R. Oceans and Amethyste Rah (Cassendre Xavier) conduct Angel Readings, Aura Readings and Ancestor/Spirit Guide Readings on audience members. 

7:00pm - Jennifer Bennett shows three of her films

8:00pm - Monica McIntyre performs music.

Join us!

All for free at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Phila, PA 19104 til 10pm!



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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
"renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur"
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003 http://BWAFphilly.org) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002 http://WomensWritingSeries.org). 
Musical & guided meditation albums and tracks:
Yoga Classes & Writings: http://bit.ly/1VQZZxU 
Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com

Friday, October 23, 2015

r. n. musecat October 2015

The renaissance negresse museletter/catalog - October 2015
 
Arts | Inspiration | Community
 
by Cassendre Xavier
 
Friday, October 23, 2015 (Previous Release: April 2014)
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
A) GREETING
1) WHO IS THE RENAISSANCE NEGRESSE?
2) UPCOMING & PREVIOUS APPEARANCES & PROJECTS
3) THE 9th BLACK WOMEN'S ARTS FESTIVAL – SAT&SUN, OCT. 24TH & 25TH!
4) THE WOMEN'S WRITING & SPOKEN WORD SERIES ON HIATUS
5) BLOGGERY (AKA "BLOGGAGE")
6) WISDOM MAGAZINE ARTICLES
7) YOUTUBE VIDEOS
8) THE RENAISSANCE NEGRESSE CATALOG OF CURIOUS CREATIONS
9) WITH A LITTLE HELP FOR MY FRIENDS!
10) BOOKSTORES, CAFES & EVENTS & VENUES, OH MY! 
11) FAVORITE PLACE FOR HEALTHCARE 
12) ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & SPECIAL THANKS 
Z) BOOKING, CONTACT, CREDITS & PERMISSIONS
 
 
CONTENTS OF TABLE
 
 
A) GREETING
 
1) WHO IS THE RENAISSANCE NEGRESSE?
Haitian/Chinese-American multi-media healing artist Cassendre Xavier coined the term *"renaissance negresse" in 2002. A musician, writer, fine artist, and actress, Cassendre (who also works under the names Amethyste Rah and Amrita Waterfalls, and who also became an ordained Interfaith Minister in September 2010) says the term describes a black woman who is skilled or gifted in 3 or more arts. Xavier is a recipient of a $15,000 Leeway Transformation Award which "supports women and trans artists creating art and social change". Cassendre founded and directed several Philadelphia arts initiatives including The Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002) and The Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003). She also teaches classes, and leads or co-leads workshops and support groups related to creativity, personal growth, recovery (from abuse and addictions), relationships, and yoga. She is originally from Brooklyn, NY and has been living creatively and joyfully in Philadelphia since 1990. [*"Negresse, Negre: In the French- and Spanish-speaking Caribbean Islands, these words often have a connotation of affection, entirely non-racial in meaning. `Ma petite negresse, mon negre, are equivalent to `My dear, my darling, my sweet.'" [From Masters of the Dew, a contemporary classic novel by the Haitian author Jacques Roumain, translated by Langston Hughes and Mercer Cook.]
 
2) UPCOMING & PREVIOUS APPEARANCES & PROJECTS
 
UPCOMING:

a) BWAF Philly 2015 - The 9th Black Women's Arts Festival, at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Phila, PA 19104, Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, 10am,-10pm. FREE & open to the public. All respectful persuns are welcome to attend.
 I will be: teaching my "Empowering Affirmations Yoga" class, reading poetry, singing and playing guitar, and selling my CDs and books-in-progress (bound manuscripts).
 I will also be leading at least one workshop on Soulmate Attraction. For program updates, visit http://cassendrexavier.blogspot.com or just show up! Visit http://BWAFphilly.org or our Facebook fan page https://www.facebook.com/BWAFfanpage/ or Twitter at http://twitter.com/BWAFphilly. 

b) On 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, from 7:30pm-8:45pm I teach my "Empowering Affirmations Yoga" at Ahimsa House in West Philly. It, as are all of their classes, are free - visit http://ahimsahousephilly.org for more information!
 
 
PREVIOUS (Since Previous Release of r.n. musecat on April 2014)
 
2014:
April – I moved to and began interviewing potential co-habitants of an intentional cooperartive wimmin's household. (Due to its location, and its being empty, the house did not attract the amount of interest in the necessary amount of time for this to become a reality.)
April – I began negotiations to possibly hold a Black Women's Arts Festival in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. (It was not to be.)
May 1 – My article " is published in Wisdom Magazine's online edition:
June 24th – My proposal to have The Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Walnut Street West branch was accepted. (However, due to the difficulty of finding featured readers available at that venue's early hour, the Series was cancelled at that location.)
July 31 – Applied for the Leeway Foundation's Art & Change Grant ($2,500 for The Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series to continue, and to create a bi-monthly chapbook of the featured readers' works. Application was later denied.)
August – Applied, interviewed, and began working at two independent bookstores, simultaneously.
September 5-7 – Attended and presented workshops at Sisterspace Weekend, in Darlington MD. The workshops were: "Raw Foods for the Rest of Us: How to Eat Better Without Being Perfect", "Sexual Healing with the Angels", and "Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us: Dating & Relationships for the Poly, Recovering, Survivor & Tantric." (It was my first time presenting any of those workshops, I had a great time, and received lots of good reviews from the attendees!)
Sept. 11 – I hosted the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in West Mt. Airy, featuring Maleka Fruean and Phoenix Mystique.
Sept. 13 – I travel to NJ to sing and play guitar at my cousin's wedding reception.
Sept. 27 – I sing and play guitar at The Folk Factory, in Mt. Airy. Probably my 6thtime playing that venue since moving to Philly in 1990.
Sept. 28 – Perform spoken word at Queer Memoir comedy event at the William Way LGBT Community Center. You can see my performance on YouTube here:
Oct. 9 – I hosted the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, featuring Renee Bess.
Oct. 22 – I perform with David Rovics at a fundraiser benefiting the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) at Calvary United Methodist Church in West Philly. We trade product and he gives me a copy of his marvelous pamphlet
Oct. 23 – I am the opening act for singer-songwriter-guitarist Dave Nachmanoff, at the Lansdowne Folk Club in Lansdowne PA. There I meet Germany-based singer-songwriter Ann Burghard who takes pictures of me, one of which ends up gracing the cover of my 7th and latest album, Hope (released in February 2015 to good review by Philly Weekly editor Stephen Segal.
Nov. 8 – I lead my class "Raw Food for the Rest of Us: How to Eat Better without Being Perfect" for the Mt. Airy Learning Tree, at the Unitarian Society of Germantown.
Nov. 13 - I hosted the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, featuring Victoria Brownworth and Lisa R. Nelson.
 
2015:
 Feb. 12 - I hosted the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, featuring Susan DiPrionio and Aziza Kinteh.
Feb. 13 – Hope CD Release Concert at Tin Angel, featuring:
Feb. 22 – Presented my workshop "Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us: Dating & Relationships for the Poly, Recovering, Survivor & Tantric" at the 10th Annual Poly Living Conference in Philadelphia. (It was very successful, and sentimental for me because I love conferences and met my previous partner there at the 7th Annual in 2012!
May 14 - I hosted the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, featuring Sarah Sawyers-Lovett.
June 2 – Although technically homeless and staying with family and friends since October 2013 (the death of my partner Tom in March 2013 being a major impetus), I officially enter and become a residence at an emergency shelter for single women in Philadelphia. I am still a resident there at the time of this writing, 5 months later.
June 7 – I sing and play guitar at the wedding of local activist and one of my long-time Philly acquaintances, Nijmie Dzurinko.
June 11 - I hosted the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, featuring Krista Nelson.
July 9 - I hosted the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, featuring Natalie C. Felix
July 18 – I sing and play guitar at the Lansdowne Farmer's Market. It's my annual and perhaps 4th or 5th appearance.
Sept 10 - I hosted the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, featuring Josephine Curry. (This would be the last Series at Big Blue Marble as I announce shortly thereafter that the Series is now on hiatus, in part due to my repeated attempts at having curfew extension at the shelter approved.)
Sept 17 – Submitted proposal to the Mt. Airy Learning Tree to present my "Empowering Affirmations Yoga" class in their Winter series.
Sept. 23 – My "Empowering Affirmations Yoga" class begins at Ahimsa House!
Oct. 3 – Attended Philadelphia's Mind Body Spirit Expo for the first time (in Oaks, PA) and performed free angel readings for people in the eating areas as well as after an angel reading workshop by a featured presenter. Very exciting and rewarding!
Oct. 15 - I sang and played guitar at a private house party for former Editor-in-Chief & Art Director of Philly Weekly
 
I also:

Collaborated with Donna Wolf Gatti on our angel reading work and her website. http://angelacademy.com/
Submitted a proposal to teach yoga at Ahimsa House healing center in West Philly (NOT the Ahimsa collective wimmin's household I used to live in and that still exists, also in West Philly).

 And more!!!
 
3) THE 9th BLACK WOMEN'S ARTS FESTIVAL – SAT&SUN, OCT. 24TH & 25TH!
 
4) THE WOMEN'S WRITING & SPOKEN WORD SERIES ON HIATUS

On September 24, 2015, I announced: "Dear Friends,
Just letting you know that as of today, the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore is canceled, and may resume at another venue again in the future as it has in the previous years since its inception in 2002.Thank you for your time and attention to this matter, and all of your efforts in the past!"
 
5) BLOGGERY (AKA "BLOGGAGE")
Most of my current writing and announcements are publicly viewable at .http://cassendrexavier.blogspot.com/
 
6) WISDOM MAGAZINE ARTICLES

I've been writing for Wisdom Magazine's online edition since March 2009, and you can see my articles at: http://wisdom-magazine.com/ArticleArchives.aspx?isLike=true&author=cassendre%20xavier
 
7) YOUTUBE VIDEOS
Music, poetry, guided meditations, humor, raw food stuffs, and much, much more at http://youtube.com/cassendrexavier   
 
8) THE RENAISSANCE NEGRESSE CATALOG OF CURIOUS CREATIONS

Musical & guided meditation albums and tracks:

Books and Ebooks:
New! Preview: Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us: Dating & Relationships for the Polyamorous, Recovering, Survivor & Tantric. A preview of this work in progress and first draft will be available for sale as a printed and clip-bound manuscript at the Black Women's Arts Festival this weekend. Free ebook format - just reply to this with your email address for yours!
 Other titles can be viewed at http://cxbooks.eventbrite.com
 
9) WITH A LITTLE HELP FOR MY FRIENDS! 
Lili Anel, Debra D'Alessandro, Matt Davis, Gretchen Elise, FJ Gouldner, Alex Kudera, Tracey Mace, Monica McIntyre, Crystal Rose, Keith Schenk, and many more.
 
10) BOOKSTORES, CAFES & EVENTS & VENUES, OH MY! 
Ahimsa House, Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Bindlestiff Books, Book Corner, Book Trader, Erotic Literary Salon, Last Word Coffeehouse, Mind Body Spirit Expo, Mt. Airy Learning Tree, Loving More Poly Living Conference, Studio 34 Yoga, and more.
 
11) FAVORITE PLACE FOR HEALTHCARE
Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University
 
12) ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & SPECIAL THANKS
GIZ & Dionne Xavier, Kerry E. Wilson, Alexis & Jon, Stacey Lorin Merkl & Rupert Wates, Kellie & Meg of Ahimsa House, Ceil A., Maurice D. Baynard, Dorothea D., DCG, The Draver Family, Ms. Iris, Ms. Joyce, Arnold N. Kauffman and Arnold's Way Raw Vegetarian CafĂ© & Education Center, O (Facebook: OLoveWorksForever),  Kai R. Oceans, Atiya Ola, Lynne "Inner Light" Rabchuck-Watts, S.C. Thomas, Ms. Tracey, Robyn Trask, and many more.
 
Z) BOOKING, CONTACT, CREDITS & PERMISSIONS
 
Music/live concerts/vocal session work: cxmusic at gmail dot com
Writing/literary events: cxwriting at gmail dot com

 
© Copyright 2015 by Cassendre Xavier. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to reprint/share all or parts of "r.n. musecat: The renaissance negresse museletter/catalog " provided this Copyright section is included and no profit is made. Thanks for sharing ethically!http://cassendrexavier.com.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Program of the Black Women's Arts Festival (In progress!)

Dear Friends!

Here is a schedule update on who's doin' what when this weekend!


Please note:

Times and event titles are subject to change slightly, and each event may start a little bit later or a little bit later :)
 And, just because you don't see a particular event here (especially a visual/fine artist or vendor) doesn't mean it's not going to happen!

Saturday

10:00am - Empowring Affirmations Yoga with Cassendre Xavier
10:00am - Atiyah Ola Spirit First Foods vendor arrives and sets up!
11:00am - Workshop: Messages from Your Guardian Angels & Ancestor/Spirit Guides with Kai R. Oceans and Amethyste Rah
12:00pm - Lecture: The AMAZING Benefits of Raw Foods with Dr. Sunlight Little
1:30pm - Lecture: Sharai Robbin, bestelling ZANE/Simon & Schuster author of Candace Reign
2:00pm - Lecture: Stella Whiteman, author of sci-fi novel Control, Alter, Delete
2:30pm - Lecture: Rorie Still, sci-fi author
3:00pm -Krista Nelson, author of several books
4:00pm - Workshop: Indie Self-Publishing with CreateSpace (Amazon's Self-Publishing Platform), with panelists Sharai Robin, Stella Whiteman, Rorie Still, and Krista Nelson
5:00pm - China White arrives to host!
7:00pm - Jennifer Bennett shows three (3) of her films!
8:00pm - Monica McIntyre arrives to sing her original songs and play amazing cello!

Sunday


10:00am - Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods Arrives and sets up!
10:30am - Workshop: Attracting Your Soulmate, with Kai R. Oceans and Cassendre Xavier
12:00pm - Lecture: Nurturing the Creative Child, with Utausha Laster
1:00pm - Workshop: Yoga & Creative Writing, with Tracey Coretta Ferdinand, MA
3:00 - Lecture: Holistic Health, with Dr. Sunlight Little
3:30pm - Lecture: You Are Your Ancestors' Dream, with China White
4:00pm - China White hosts the rest of the evening!
4:30pm - Tamara L. Xavier, Ph.D (aka Moon Wisdom) arrives to dance her original choregraphy!
9:00pm - O performs the Ceremony to Honor Our Ancestors and Elders

Between those time spaces on both days are: Vendors/Marketplace (including Dr. Sunlight Little's reflexology), and All-People's Open Mic!

Oh, and I, Cassendre, will also read my writing and sing my songs and play my guitar, you know - the usual! I just haven't figured out yet where I'm going to do that... But I'll be doing that, don't you frettify (aka "fretterate")!



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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
"renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur"
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003 http://BWAFphilly.org) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002 http://WomensWritingSeries.org). 
Musical & guided meditation albums and tracks:
Yoga Classes & Writings: http://bit.ly/1VQZZxU 
Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com


Attached: Awesome beautiful flyers of events made by the participants! (Plus our official logo!)

 

All-People's Open Mic&Allies Vending at BWAF This Weekend!

Dear Friends!

Below is a message I sent earlier to confirmed and potential participnts in the Black Women's Arts Festival...
Much of it useful for "civilians" as well. Enjoy!

Cassendre

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Hello and blessings, everyone!

I am thrilled about this coming weekend's 9th Black Women's Arts Festival!
It'll be Saturday and Sunday, October 24th and 25th
10am - 10pm
FREE and open to the public.
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 www.TheRotunda.org 

All respectful persuns are welcome to attend.

We have several features and vendors booked, with space in the program for more.
There will be Walk-On All People's Open Mics on both days to help fill in the spaces.

NEW! There's a new status update regarding who can vend at BWAF: "Allies". Anyone this year. Male, non-black, etc. So if you have a skill or product to sell, please bring it and yourself, regardless of whether you have a "sista" to go with you!

REQUESTS TO CONFIRMED OR POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS AND VENDORS:

1) Please reply with your email address and mobile/text number.
2) Please make paper and/or email/online fliers of YOUR confirmed OR possible participation on the event. Simply say: Dear Friends/ Hey folks/fam, etc... However you greet your people :)

"I'll be participating at the 9th Black Women's Arts Festival this weekend!"
List the details of your participation, ESPECIALLY DAY, DATE AND TIME, and that it's FREE.
Then list the venue's name and address, and URL www.BWAFphilly.org
Some servers at some places don't allow access to Facebook, and this is important, because our URL goes right to our Facebook fan page.. so please include the secondary link of www.cassEndrExavier.com which will take folks to my blog which is always updated with the latest.

Your flier can be as brief and simple or as detailed as you want it to be but please do circulate it as you are able before this coming Saturday.

I've inluded a jpeg of 2 workshops, Tracey Coretta Ferdinand MA's flier of her "Yoga & Creative Writing", and  which I am so excited about - in addition to the other programming!

3) Please forward to anyone you know the following needs for this weekend and how to respond to them:

a) WANTED: MORE FILMS. To apply: Go to the event between 10am and 6pm on Sasturday, and/or 10am-7pm on Sunday with films in the following formats ONLY: DVD, Blueray, or bring a laptop. NO streaming is available at the venue. If you'd like advance promotion of the POSSIBILITY of your film/s being shown, please email me at cxmusic(at)gmail(dot)com OR Facebook message me here. Again, your film's presentation is NOT guaranteed - just possible, and at the very least we can offer some visibility and promotion beforehand. No other contact please, thank you.

b) WANTED: PRAISE DANCERS. To apply: To apply: Go to the event between 10am and 6pm on Sasturday, and/or 10am-7pm on Sunday with a dance program no longer than 10 minutes ready. It's best to appear at least 30 minutes before you'd like to go on. If you'd like advance promotion of the POSSIBILITY of your praise dance being presented, please email me at cxmusic(at)gmail(dot)com OR Facebook message me here. Again, your presentation is NOT guaranteed - just possible, and at the very least we can offer some visibility and promotion beforehand. No other contact please, thank you.

c) WANTED: COMEDY OR DRAMA. To apply: To apply: Go to the event between 10am and 6pm on Sasturday, and/or 10am-7pm on Sunday with a comedy or drama presentatio no longer than 20 minutes ready. It's best to appear at least 30 minutes before you'd like to go on. If you'd like advance promotion of the POSSIBILITY of your comedy or drama being presented, please email me at cxmusic(at)gmail(dot)com OR Facebook message me here. Again, your presentation is NOT guaranteed - just possible, and at the very least we can offer some visibility and promotion beforehand. No other contact please, thank you.

d) WANTED: MORE VENDORS - especially folks/teens who make DUCT TAPE WALLETS, ORGANIC OR RECYCLED MOON (aka maxi) PADS. To apply: To apply: Go to the event between 10am and 6pm on Sasturday, and/or 10am-7pm on Sunday with merchandise AND YOUR OWN SMALL TABLE. The vending registration fee is: Free will donation in cash given to, or check made PAYABLE TO: CASSENDRE XAVIER. NO FOOD VENDORS, PLEASE. (We already have one food vendor, Atiya Ola of Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods, who requested she be one of only two food vendors. I am looking to book Heru to sell juices, and/or Karimu who makes vegan wraps. But I cannot open the floor to walk-in food vendors, sorry.) If you'd like advance promotion of the POSSIBILITY of your being a vendor at the Festival, please email me at cxmusic(at)gmail(dot)com OR Facebook message me here. Again, your vending is NOT guaranteed - just possible, and at the very least we can offer some visibility and promotion beforehand. No other contact please, thank you.


STAGE TIMES FOR ALL PEOPLE'S OPEN MIC:

All-People's Open Mic: 5 min.
Literary/Poetry Reading/Spoken Word: 10 min.
Music (except for those already scheduled): 2 songs/10 min.
Dance: 10 min.
Lecture: 20 min. + 10 min. Q& A (30 min. total)
Workshop: 45 min. OR 1.5hrs, depending on what's available on which day.
Film: up to 30-45 min., depending on availability.


Thank you all again for your pending participation on BWAF, present or future - which is really all the same thing :) See you soon!

 
And much more to come!


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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
"renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur"
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003 http://BWAFphilly.org) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002 http://WomensWritingSeries.org). 
Musical & guided meditation albums and tracks:
Yoga Classes & Writings: http://bit.ly/1VQZZxU 
Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com