Announcing our first "Mixitup" indie offering. More to come...
"The coolest things in life are things that you have not done before. That's the key to life: new things always.”
Pretty heady quote from a Dutch DJ who calls himself Afrojack.
At Mixolo, we fancy ourselves "disruptors," this millennium's moniker for innovators. Wait. What disruptor uses the word fancy?? Our point: We’re bringing you new things.
We want to introduce our “Mixitup” indie events where we partner with exceptional independent talent and exciting experimental venues.
We want to bring you the best and, as always, we want you to step outside your comfort zone into your adventure zone where you can find Mixolo waiting for you with cool experiences. We’re headed to the future this time and apparently, there's a soundtrack. Without further adieu...
New Mixolo host, Afro House, is a music driven performance art house, founded and launched in 2011 by Scott and Alisha Patterson. Since introducing their Afro House Concert Series in 2017 showcasing Baltimore’s dynamic makers, from musicians, to local food and beverage entrepreneurs, to tech innovators, they have garnered acclaim, recently recognized as a noteworthy concert series by Baltimore magazine.
Afro House is launching their most ambitious project to date and we are going to join them on their journey to their fully staged production of Afro Punk Ballet slated for October 2018.
You can join us on Saturday, July 14, 2018, starting at 6:30PM, for “Two Suns and a Bunch of Punks,” their fundraiser and preview of the futuristic opera-ballet, at Single Carrot Theatre, a vanguard alternative theater performance space in the heart of Remington and home to the highly acclaimed Single Carrot Theatre Ensemble.
Co-produced with Annex Theater, the “go-to for experimental theater and interdisciplinary performance in Baltimore,” Afro Punk Ballet is a beautifully and literally orchestrated collision of 18th century French Baroque lyric theater that combines elements of opera and ballet, southern gospel music and sounds and experiences from punk rock music and the Afro-punk movement.
The otherworldly story by Eric T. Style, Preston Andrew Patterson and Scott Patterson, is an epic tale with an apocalyptic backdrop in a world with a man-made second sun. Scott Patterson is the composer and librettist, Preston Andrew Patterson is the choreographer and Evan Moritz, Artistic Director of Annex Theater, will direct the opera-ballet.
More about Afro House:
Afro House, where “collaboration is key and music is the thread,” is dedicated to elevating makers and creating a safe, collaborative space for expression and creativity. Their preview performance on July 14 will help raise funds for their October production of Afro Punk Ballet. Small arts organizations like Afro House contribute to Baltimore’s creative and cultural economy while elevating our collective consciousness.
The Afro Punk movement has its origins in the African American community among alternative music fans who were challenged with alienation in the alternative punk rock music scene as well as the African American community. The DIY mindset sparked a renaissance of music makers less interested in conforming to what “sells” and expressing themselves as individual artists.
First, the preview, but stay tuned for more on tickets for the full production of Afro Punk Ballet, at Le Mondo in October 2018.