Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hyannis Harbor Arts FUNdraiser Featuring The GROOVALOTTOS - 10/28

HYANNIS - The party continues this Friday at the Halloween Masquerade FUNdraiser, "SPIRITS FROM THE WOODS": Friday, October 28th, 7:00-10:00 pm, $10.00. Wear a costume, have some fun, come to the party and dance the night away!!!

The Hyannis Harbor Arts Center at the Guyer Barn, has been renamed to reflect its expanding mission to showcase established and emerging artists in a variety of genres through instruction, events, exhibits and performances. The name and mission complements the HyArts District’s efforts to establish the Town of Barnstable as a regional destination for the arts.

For more information, contact Karen Billard at 508.862.4990 or

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The GROOVALOTTOS to Perform at Mashantucket Pequot Museum - 10/7

MASHANTUCKET, CT - Saturday, October 8, 2011 marks the opening of the Indivisible exhibit at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Mashantucket, Ct and part of the opening ceremony will be a performance of "The Never Took Our Drums," written by Mwalim and performed with the band, The GROOVALOTTOS. Indivisible is an exhibit by The Smithsonian Institute that opened at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC back in 2009 and has been on a world tour since April of 2010.

"They Never Took Our Drums" is a spoken-word performance piece that premiered in 1995 at Cape Cod Community College. A storytelling piece that brings the big bang theory, creationism/ creation myths and musical evolution together in one tale. Mwalim, the 2010 Best Male Jazz Artist in the New England Urban Music Awards and multi-award nominee in the Native American Music Awards was invited to perform the piece, an excerpt of which appears in his essay in "We Heard It In The Fields" which appears in the exhibits companion book. Mwalim (aka, Morgan James Peters) is a multi- award-winning performing artist, writer an educator as well as a tenured Associate Professor at UMass Dartmouth.