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Call Down the Angel June 3rd 2 pm Occidental Center for the Arts



Saturday, June 3, 2017. CALL DOWN THE ANGEL. Music and Poetry featuring Susan T. Mashiyama, Kirk Lumpkin, Ed Coletti, Justin Coletti, Kirk Charles Heydt, Steve Shain, Nico Morris and David Madgalene. Free and open to the public. Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental, CA. 2:00 to 4:00 PM. 707-328-3325.

Call Down the Angel is a journey through the spiritual desert of contemporary America, simultaneously individualistic and evocative of the collective subconscious. Susan T. Mashiyama, Kirk Lumpkin, Ed and Justin Coletti, Steve Shain, Kirk Charles Heydt, Nico Morris and David Madgalene present original songs and poems in this heartfelt love letter to “the black and unknown bards” who created the roots gospel blues music of the Southeastern United States.


Susan T. Mashiyama Call Down the Angel June 3rd 2 pm Occidental Center for the Arts



Susan T. Mashiyama is a Bay Area harp player and singer/songwriter whose pieces have nature and mythological themes that are influenced by traditional and Celtic music. She was trained classically in piano and violin, and later became introduced to Irish music and the Celtic harp. She also plays the Irish fiddle. Her debut album of harp and song Dance of the Fairies is a collection of original pieces about fairies and other mythological creatures, as well as some classic favorites such as "Ave Maria" and "Danny Boy." Her second album is a collection of favorite Christmas carols and her future plans include a holiday collection of songs and pieces from different religious traditions. Susan has played for a number of years in local Bay Area venues and serves as the Music Director for the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, a church that welcomes all faiths that have love as their basis, and also welcomes agnostics and atheists, and encourages individual spiritual exploration. Susan also makes music videos that tell the stories behind the songs and music. She hopes people can feel the peacefulness and joy she feels when she plays music.

Nico Morris Call Down the Angel June 3rd 2 pm Occidental Center for the Arts



Nico Morris was born 1947 in Washington,  D.C., and raised in Mexico and California. Since early childhood, Nico has been exposed to many musical traditions with their roots in indigenous culture. A student of many forms, teacher of some, and master of none, he’ll try to get out of the way and let the music/spoken word say the rest.

Saturday, June 3, 2017. CALL DOWN THE ANGEL. Music and Poetry featuring Susan T. Mashiyama, Kirk Lumpkin, Ed Coletti, Justin Coletti, Kirk Charles Heydt, Steve Shain, Nico Morris and David Madgalene. Free and open to the public. Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental, CA. 2:00 to 4:00 PM. 707-328-3325.

Call Down the Angel is a journey through the spiritual desert of contemporary America, simultaneously individualistic and evocative of the collective subconscious. Susan T. Mashiyama, Kirk Lumpkin, Ed and Justin Coletti, Steve Shain, Kirk Charles Heydt, Nico Morris and David Madgalene present original songs and poems in this heartfelt love letter to “the black and unknown bards” who created the roots gospel blues music of the Southeastern United States.


Kirk Lumpkin Call Down the Angel June 3rd 2 pm Occidental Center for the Arts



Kirk Lumpkin is a poet, spoken word artist, lyricist, environmentalist, cultural worker, and event organizer. After more than 40 years of living in the Bay Area he and his wife, Lyn Talkovsky, in the Fall of 2016 moved their home base to Mendocino County between Willits and Laytonville. In 2016 Kirk also became a California state certified Naturalist. In early 2017 he began singing with the Emandal Chorale, a community choir based in Willits, and most recently, he has joined the Board of the Willits Environmental Center. The Bay Area Poets Seasonal Review has said, “Kirk Lumpkin has been an important part of the Bay Area (and beyond) poetry scene for years, hosting readings in San Francisco and Berkeley, helping to facilitate the Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival (with Poetry Flash & former U.S. Poet Laureate, Robert Hass), and hosting open mikes at Burning Man.” Kirk is author of two books of poems, Co-Hearing and In Deep besides being published in numerous anthologies and in both print and online journals. His poetry/music ensemble, The Word-Music Continuum, has released two CDs, the first was self-titled and the second is Sound Poems. He’s also released two CDs featuring his original rock songs, Positive Voodoo (with the Wild Buds) and Moondog Sessions. Kirk was on the Board of PEN Oakland for 10 years. In 2014 Kirk retired after more than 20 years on the staff of the Ecology Center, mostly as the Special Events Coordinator of the Berkeley Farmers' Markets. Contact: kirk@twinberry.net; (707) 621-3215.  More info: www.KirkLumpkin.com.

Ed and Justin Coletti Call Down the Angel June 3rd 2 pm Occidental Center for the Arts



Ed Coletti lives with his wife Joyce in Santa Rosa. He is a poet, widely published internationally. Ed also is a painter and a middling chess player. Most recent poetry collections were Germs, Viruses & Catechisms (Civil Defense Press, San Francisco, 2013) and The Problem with Breathing (Edwin Smith Publishing, Little Rock, 2015). Ed also curates the popular decade-old blog No Money In Poetry. 

Justin Coletti, born and raised in Sonoma County, California, is an avid outdoorsman and musician. While away from his duties of being a financial and accounting manager at an alternative health clinic, Justin spends most of his time fishing, kayaking, and doing an assortment of extreme sports. Most of all, he enjoys singing, playing guitar, and performing with his roots reggae band, Dubtown Dread, which can be seen at some of the popular local venues around the Bay Area.








Kirk Charles Heydt Call Down the Angel June 3rd 2pm Occidental Center for the Arts




Kirk Heydt is a composer multi-instrumentalist with three releases as a leader. He has recorded and performed  with Sonny Simmons, Cecil Taylor, Flipper, Hello Kitty On Ice, Carolyn Wonderland, Jesse De Natale, Will Oldam aka Bonnie Prince Billy and and Nino Moschella.

Call Down the Angel is a journey through the spiritual desert of contemporary America, simultaneously individualistic and evocative of the collective subconscious. Susan T. Mashiyama, Kirk Lumpkin, Ed and Justin Coletti, Steve Shain, Kirk Charles Heydt, Nico Morris and David Madgalene present original songs and poems in this heartfelt love letter to “the black and unknown bards” who created the roots gospel blues music of the Southeastern United States.