Tomchess & Bandit Hat (U.S.)Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)
Join us for an evening of globally inspired jazz with Tomchess & Bandit Hat presented by HarmoniZing.
Tomchess & Bandit Hat perform a globally inspired sound transcending genre informed by oriental music, free-jazz, world roots music, and a total universe of internal information moment to moment. Simultaneously a means to an end and an end in itself; both journey and goal, a combination of virtuosity, sensitivity and curiosity; an expression of natural spontaneous balance creating its own style as a soundsign continuum. Tomchess & Bandit Hat create a common musical language that alter perceptions and encourage us to imagine different alternatives in music and life.
Ramsha Ashraf (poet, playwright; Pakistan) received an honorary fellowship in writing, as Fall Resident of the International Writing Program 2017, at the University of Iowa. She has a collection of poetry, Enmeshed (2015), publishes poems on her blog Escritura 415 and elsewhere, and contributes to literary magazines. She had been collaborating with different organizations but had recently taken an independent initiative titled as ‘Sukhan Braey Aman’ (Arts for Peace) for the promotion of different forms of art and literature. At the Foundation University’s Rawalpindi Campus she teaches writing courses, develops arts curricula and produces visual media. A strong proponent of human freedom and social justice, she owns humanism as her political and social doctrine. Currently she is participating in the City of Asylum as writer₋in₋residence.