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Giant Steps Announces Music Action Lab 2.0, a Wide-Ranging Diverse Series of Events, Workshops, And Sessions

Giant Steps Music has announced the launch of its Music Action Lab 2.0 starting on September 25, 2017 that includes an exclusive calendar of events, workshops, and sessions. The Music Action Lab is a ground-breaking music residency uniting musicians from across the globe to create social influence music, and to develop the next generation of musical changemakers. More information can be found at www.giantstepsmusic.org

The Music Action Lab 2.0 features nine musicians across the globe including Rona Nishliu (vocals) from Kosovo, Sevana Tchakerian (accordion, vocals, flute) from Armenia, James Brandon Lewis (saxophone) from the U.S., Kauzeni Lyamba (flutes, sax, percussion, vocals) from Tanzania, Erika Oba (piano, flute) from Japan/USA, Avery Waite (cello) from the U.S., Chris Bastian (bass) from the U.S., Ernesto “Matute” Lopez (drums) from Nicaragua, and Kasiva Mutua (percussion, vocals), from Kenya.

The four week lab sessions are spread throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, but end in their fourth week in Ixtapa, Mexico. Dates and locations can be found here.

Music Action Lab 2.0 Sessions (Calendar)

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Friday, September 29, 3:30-7:30pm
Open Rehearsal at University of San Francisco

Other sessions open to USF: docs.google.com/a/giantstepsmusic.org

Sunday, October 1, 5pm, Open Mic and Jam Session

Madrone Art Bar, San Francisco

Tuesday, October 3-Thursday, October 5, 1-5pm
Eric Harland Residency. Ambrose Akinmusire residency Oct 4-5

Thursday, October 5, 5:30pm
Performance at Morgan Simon’s Book Launch, Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change, Oakland
Info and tickets here:

Tuesday, October 10, 5:30pm, SOCAP Conference, Fort Mason, San Francisco

A mainstage plenary music-poetry performance with Halloran Philanthropies on Human Well-Being, followed by sneak preview debut of Music Action Collective

Friday, October 13, 7pm
Recording Session at 25th Street Recording, Oakland

Partner is double0one

Saturday, October 14, 8pm, Ashkenaz
World Premiere Concert, Berkeley