Moe Seager’s history as a poet, jazz musician and jazz dance project creator is extensive. Seager has published 6 collections of poetry in English currently with Onslaught press, Oxford, U.K. His work has been translated in French and Arabic in complete collections.
Seager is a recipient of an annual Human Rights award from the University of Pittsburgh-Zepp Foundation 1990 for his work in poetry and journalism. He won a Golden Quill award in investigative journalism, 1990. Seager is the annual producer of 100 thousand Poets for Change, Paris. He hosts the Angora Poets series, Paris and was a Foreign Guest Artist for 100 Thousand Poets for Change festival, Ibn Sohr University, Agadir Morocco,2014 and 2015. He will be foreign artist invitéé for the Ghana International Literature Festival, Accra, Aug. 2018
Seager came to Paris in 1991 by invitation of the France Ministry of Culture that published his poetry collection Rio Escondido (Hidden River). From 2011 through the present Seager has co-created a series of Jazz Dance Poem performances with the directress Pearlann Porter & the Pillow Project Jazz Dance Company of Pittsburgh, USA. These creations are performed in Pittsburgh, New York and Paris.
About the 2018 Deutschtown Music Festival
The 6th Annual Deutschtown Music Festival will take place on Pittsburgh’s NorthSide on Friday and Saturday, July 13th and 14th. The award-winning, free, two-day festival has become one the most significant local music events of the year. With over 300 bands, seven outdoor stages, and 26 indoor venues, the festival has a little of something for everybody. Friday night features music both outside and in existing clubs and venues while Saturday is a full-day event taking place across multiple outdoor and indoor stages. Three main stages are featured during the day, one in Allegheny Commons Park, the second on a closed-off block of Foreland Ave, and the third, our Skyline Stage, right outside the Sue Murray pool with an amazing view of downtown. A beer garden will exist in a closed-off portion of the city-owned parking lot next to the main stage and Foreland Street. Family-friendly programming is featured during the daytime, with over 20 food trucks, children’s activities, an artists’ market, and other activities to supplement the music. Throughout the day and night, two free shuttles with multiple stops in the NorthSide and NorthShore will be available for the over 20,000 people that are expected to attend. Numerous bars and clubs will participate throughout the night, allowing one to visit many different venues within a short walking distance.
This non-profit, all-volunteer event has remained steadfast in its goal of 1) fostering economic and community development in the central NorthSide and 2) while also supporting and promoting Pittsburgh’s vibrant live music scene.