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The inaugural Canyon Jam at Colorado’s iconic Mishawaka Amphitheatre features several of the jam scene’s “Next Phase” of bands, including Spafford, The Main Squeeze, Aqueous, Mungion, Organ Freeman, Cycles, Moves at Midnight, and Jus’ Sayin’. The two-day event takes place on September 8th and 9th, and is looking to be an annual affair boasting some of the jam scene’s top young talent. With the event just several weeks away, we decided to catch up with members of each band on the lineup in this new Live For Live Music interview series dubbed Road To Canyon Jam.Why The Mishawaka Amphitheatre Is One Of The Most Coveted Scenic Venues In The CountryOur first four installments of the “Road To Canyon Jam” interview series featured conversations with Cycles’ guitarist Patrick Harvey and drummer Michael Wood, drummer Rob Houk of Buffalo-based jammers Aqueous, Spafford bassist Jordan Fairless, and Organ Freeman’s Trevor Steel. In our latest installment, we bring you a conversation with guitarist Justin Reckamp of rising Chicago jam favorites Mungion from late last month. Since then, you’ve likely heard a fair amount about Mungion, after their tour van and trailer–containing all their gear, lights, and other equipment–was stolen in Detroit. As the band explained in a statement, “Although we are grateful that everyone is safe, our livelihood was taken from us in the blink of an eye. After going from door to door in the neighborhood, we were able to track down some surveillance video that showed two men breaking in and stealing our van and trailer. Unfortunately, there was not much the authorities or anyone could do. After filing the police report and talking to neighbors we piled up in a hatchback and drove 6 hours to New York to play because the show must always go on!”A matter of days before setting out on their first headlining tour, the band’s entire infrastructure literally disappeared overnight. However, the Chicago community, and the music community at large, banded together to help Mungion in their time on need, raising over $30,000 to replace their gear and their transportation with help from a successful GoFundMe campaign, a local benefit show in Chicago, and even a spot on NBC News Chicago about fans’ supportive response to the situation. Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community, Mungion is hitting the road for their first headlining tour as planned, starting Thursday night, 9/7 in Denver followed, of course, by their highly-anticipated performance at Canyon Jam.As we get ready to jam with Mungion at the Mishawaka this weekend, check out his thoughts on the “yams,” the exceptional music scene in Colorado, and the thrill of playing such a storied, scenic venue.Tickets for Canyon Jam are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.Live For Live Music: The nature of Canyon Jam centers around the art of the “jam.” What, in your opinion, are the key ingredients to make up a solid improvisation?Justin Reckamp: Well over here in camp Mungion, we believe that our most magical “yams” (a.k.a. Mungion’s jams) happen when we are all actively listening and reacting to one another. If each person in the group is truly in the moment, then it usually happens seamlessly. Within certain sections of our tunes, we try and move together, hopefully creating different themes as a collective, and taking the music to different places from the night before. This is when the real fun begins.“Sticking the landing” is something that doesn’t always happen when we’re trying to yam in the live setting, you have to remember that even if a yam tanks, no one is going to get hurt. A huge part of it is just about falling on your face and getting back up, and hopefully learning a thing or two from the journey alone. Don’t be too quick to judge though… Sometimes what we think are bad yams are our audience’s favorite moments. One more thing, if you’re thinking then you’re stinking. Don’t be thinking about what you ate for breakfast or how poopy the drive to the next gig will be. That’s bad for business.L4LM: Because Canyon Jam is in its first year and given the location and the lineup, what are you most excited about for Canyon Jam?JR: We’re all really excited to play at such an amazing venue with some of our best buds. Mishawaka looks like an amazing place to play, and I’m sure that alone will have a positive impact on the music. Great people, great music, great scenery…It’s a win-win for everyone.L4LM: In their earlier years, bands like The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, and STS9 performed at the Mishawaka. Do you ever put any thought into bands that have played iconic venues before you and how that relates to your own career?JR: We’re just really happy to play at some of these iconic venues so early in our career. We have an amazing team of people in camp Mungion and are grateful for all these amazing opportunities. Just trying to keep the torch burnin’.L4LM: The Mishawaka is known for its intimate and gorgeous setting. How does a venue’s vibe affect how you go into a performance?JR: There’s definitely something special that happens when we play outside venues. Breathe in that fresh air, take in our surroundings and turn it up to 11. We love all the outside feels. All of them!L4LM: Playing Colorado, in general, always seems to bring out the best in bands. Why do you think that is?JR: Colorado is the mecca for the jam band scene and that is no secret. There is a rich jam culture in Colorado and it’s apparent at the shows. People come out and boogie down on a Tuesday night like it’s nothing but a peanut, and that is a rare occasion. We have A LOT of love for the Colorado fam. Can’t wait to be back there!Friday Schedule:6 pm – Doors8 pm – 9 pm – Moves at Midnight9:30 pm – 10:30 pm – Mungion11 pm – 1 am – Main SqueezeSaturday Schedule:4 pm – Doors6 pm – 6:40 pm – Jus Sayin’7 pm – 8 pm – Cycles8:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Organ Freeman10 pm – 11:30 pm – Aqueous12 am – 2 am – Spafford
Racha Kirakosian uses a rigorous approach in her class “Middle High German 200,” which explores the cultural context of German-language poetry and scientific and religious texts circa 1050-1500.But she has long been interested in attracting more students to a topic that could, to the uninitiated, seem daunting.“I wanted to create a course that would appeal to people who might fear the linguistic side of things,” said Kirakosian, an assistant professor of German and the study of religion whose research includes medieval German mysticism and medieval law.So she turned to the stage. A sometime actor and director, Kirakosian created “Women’s Voices in Medieval German Literature,” a spring offering that requires no previous experience with medieval languages. The course culminates with a performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday at [email protected] female voices at HarvardIn lieu of a final exam, students in “Women’s Voices in German Medieval Literature” created a final performance of spoken word and song. To help, as the syllabus reads, “elucidate the ways in which women expressed themselves in a world that was dominated by a male written culture,” Kirakosian brought three innovative approaches to class.First, she made her students act it out.Students took on the persona of certain characters from the course texts, to be quizzed by classmates about the characters’ actions.“It’s what I call learning through embodying,” said Kirakosian. “The students had assignments and a paper that combined close readings and historical study with a creative component of how to communicate insights in a performative way.”That reading included “The Nibelungenlied,” the epic poem in Middle High German about the hero Siegfried and the revenge taken by his widow, Kriemhild. During class, one student delivered a monologue as Brunhilde, the poem’s powerful mythic Valkyrie, who challenges the suitor Gunther to a test of strength. “I am Brunhilde, the woman of wonders, a wonder woman, former Queen of Iceland ― the Ice Queen. I was the most beautiful woman in the world, and I was once the strongest ― stronger, in fact, than any man. Anything they could do, I could do better.”The role-playing and dialogue are ways “to read between the lines,” Kirakosian added, “and acquire knowledge by actually embodying.”Kirakosian also read outside the lines. Content-wise, the study of Middle High German revolves around a certain set of canonical Christian-based texts. For a fresh perspective, she added Yiddish works to the mix. The addition offered her students new insights on the evolution of Middle High German and the female voice.A 17th-century autobiography of a Jewish woman stretched the Middle Ages into the early modern period, Kirakosian acknowledged, “but it helped us to have a dialogue.”“To integrate Yiddish as a language and understand how it actually related to German,” she said, “was truly a new component in the teaching of medieval German literature.”Her third innovation evolved as the class progressed. During the semester, Kirakosian challenged the students to think about how they could put their thoughts about some of their readings, which included “The Nibelungenlied” as well as volumes on gender theory and theater, into practice.Native Yiddish speaker Sonya Hamlin, a former dance professor at Radcliffe and Harvard, and Tal Katsir, an Israeli composer and singer who rearranges medieval melodies attributed to women, were special guests in class and helped develop the course’s final performance, which blends song with the spoken word.Emma Dowd ’15, who first connected with Kirakosian through the Harvard University Choir, in which they both sing, saw in the course a chance to have fun.“I thought, ‘I haven’t taken a class like that at Harvard before,’” said Dowd.Performing for an audience is the “perfect opportunity to share what we’ve been working on,” she said.Kirakosian agreed.“This is an attempt to reach a creative level of understanding, through putting theoretical and historical texts into practice.”Medieval female voices at Harvard (warmup exercises)In lieu of a final exam, students in “Women’s Voices in German Medieval Literature” created a final performance of spoken word and song. Here, they practice tongue twisters and other exercises to warm up their voices.
Daisy Eagan(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Star Files Leslie Odom Jr. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Tony Winner Daisy Eagan to Return to Secret GardenOver 25 years after her Broadway debut in The Secret Garden, which garnered her a Tony Award, Daisy Eagan is set to return to the musical, this time as Martha, the role she played at an LCT concert presentation earlier this year. Directed by David Armstrong, the cast will also include Michael Xavier (who recently starred opposite Glenn Close in London’s Sunset Boulevard) in his American debut, Tony nominee Josh Young and Lizzie Klemperer. Created by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Tony-winning tuner is scheduled to play at Washington, D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 15 through December 31 and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre from April 14, 2017 through May 6.Leslie Odom Jr. Will Head to West CoastLeslie Odom Jr. isn’t throwing away his shot! The Broadway favorite has scheduled his first West Coast performance since winning the Tony for Hamilton. Odom Jr. is set to headline Los Angeles’ Valley Performing Arts Center on November 17. As previously reported, his holiday album, Simply Christmas, will drop on November 11 and he has also landed a role in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming starry remake of Murder on the Orient Express.Jane Krakowski & Tituss Burgess Team Up On StageSpeaking of the holidays, this is one very special way to celebrate the New Year! Broadway vets and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt costars Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess will collaborate on their first ever full-length concert together on December 31. The event, with the San Francisco Symphony, is set to play the Davies Symphony Hall and you can expect the pair to sing hits from the stage and screen…with a healthy dose of charisma and humor thrown in!Blue Man Group’s Novel IdeaBlue Man Group’s first-ever book, Blue Man World, is now available. Published by Black Dog & Leventhal, the tome is a cheekily clever deep dive into the world of the Blue Men, as well as a cultural satire. It features specially commissioned artwork, archival photographs, infographics, interviews with Blue Man experts (both real and potentially not real) and more. The hit show has been playing off-Broadway since 1991.P.S. Check out below as James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess Quickstep to “The Hollywood Wiz” from Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour on Dancing with the Stars. View Comments
The current economic crisis, she went on to say, had hit all kinds of businesses, adding that the government aimed to make sure businesses survived by reviving the demand side and restoring the supply side.The government has earmarked Rp 695.2 trillion ($46.6 billion) to finance the country’s COVID-19 fight and boost economic recovery, which is expected to widen the budget deficit to 6.34 percent.The coronavirus outbreak caused the country’s economy to shrink 5.32 percent in the second quarter this year as all components of economic activity fell significantly. The government expects the economy to contract 1.1 percent this year, or to grow 0.2 percent at best.The government recently announced that economic recovery and structural reform would be at the core of the 2021 state budget policy. Indonesia is aiming to capitalize on the coronavirus crisis to conduct structural reforms including in human capital and infrastructure, among other things, as the coronavirus pandemic posed a “short-term challenge” to the country’s economy.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati pledged on Wednesday the government would use all policy instruments to face the coronavirus pandemic, adding that the current economic situation was different than the 1998 Asian financial crisis and the 2008 global financial crisis.“We will use all of our policy instruments to face this short-term challenge without losing sight of what is really important such as human capital, infrastructure, efficiency of bureaucracy and the ease of doing businesses,” Sri Mulyani said during the webinar “Reimagining the future of Indonesia’s economy”, which is part of The Jakarta Post’s webinar series “Jakpost Up Close”. “Structural reform must also be carried out in education, health, social protection and budgeting and the taxation system,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in his annual state budget speech before the People’s Consultative Assembly in Jakarta last week.Jokowi also stated in his inauguration speech last year that he aimed for the country to escape the middle income trap by 2025, becoming an advanced country with an annual income of Rp 320 million per capita, or a monthly income of Rp 27 million per capita.Sri Mulyani stated that the government would continue its plan to conduct structural reforms, including through the omnibus bill on job creation and infrastructure development.The omnibus bill is expected to help the government attract more investment by revising 79 laws and more than 1,200 articles deemed harmful to Indonesia’s ease of doing business, amid concerns over environmental and labor rights, among other things.“We are hoping that the omnibus bill can be passed [by next year],” she said. “Infrastructure development, budget support and ease of doing business can all create confidence for the business community and consumers” once the coronavirus crisis subsides, she added.Red tape prevented Indonesia from climbing up the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking last year, hence why the country has been ranked 73rd since 2018. The President wants the country reach the 40th position this year.Topics :