Full Moon Music – tues pm Silver Lake Farmer’s Market – Next Event Tues May 5 from 5-8pm

Tues Mar 31 ~ BEST ‪#‎fullmoonmusic‬ in Sunset Triangle Plaza yet!  Thank you, all you fabulous musicians, collaborators, healers, visionaries, artists, dreamers, parents, children, free spirits and more. What a night! Keeps getting better and better. Gratitude to all who made this fabulous evening possible ~ looking forward the next gathering (with extended hours) Tues May 5 (5/5/15) starting at 5PM ~ please email gaiagrove@gmail.com to get involved, share music, art, poetry, songs…the lineup is already filling up, as we keep growing every month!

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Special thanks to Mornings Nights Cafe, Pine & Crane, Story & Clark, Georgia the street piano, the Silver Lake Tuesday Afternoon Farmer’s Market Silver Lake, Los Angeles , the Silver Lake Improvement Association, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, Amy Clarke, Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, Renee Dawson, Richie Rich, Rene Collins, Charlie Becker, Lauren Green, Ryan Bersten, Wilma & Ethel Jewelry, the face painting team & balloon art vendors, and all who come together to make this fun, healthy & sustainable community event possible.

Support your local farmer’s market! Come to the Plaza every Tuesday afternoon & Saturday morning in Silver Lake 🙂

See you at the next #fullmoonmusic on 5/5/15 at 5PM!  Get involved ~ gaiagrove@gmail.com

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Make Music LA: Sunset Triangle Plaza Acoustic Concert, Silver Lake

On Friday June 21, 2013, community came together for a Summer Solstice celebration of Make Music LA, part of the international Fete de la Musique started in France, celebrated in over 100 countries, and for the first time ever in 2013, the National Day of Music in the United States.  It was a beautiful day of making music outdoors all day long throughout Los Angeles with a unique concert hosted by the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Arts & Culture Committee in Sunset Triangle Plaza at Edgecliffe, Griffith Park Blvd,  & Sunset Blvd, the location of the regular Silver Lake Farmer’s Market and a quintessential neighborhood gathering place – also affectionately known by residents as “Polka Dot Plaza” the “Town Triangle” & the “Triangle Square”.

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This sustainability-minded, lo-fi & grassroots concert produced with neighbor, community & volunteer assistance lasted about 5 hours from 4PM until just after sundown, and was 100% acoustic and unplugged – no mics, no cables, no amps, no power, no electricity at all.  Mostly all instruments from congas, drums, shakers, tambourines, guitars, banjos, accordions, and yes, even a real piano (in a tip of the hat to the Laurel & Hardy silent film classic “The Music Box” also filmed in Silver Lake many years ago), were rolled, pushed in wheelbarrows, or walked into the plaza by local musicians and volunteers or were carried in on foot by neighbors and community members, as nearly all of the acts featured were locally based in Silver Lake.

The event honored the mission of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council – honoring diversity, innovation, and harmony – and included everything from middle & high school musicians, solo Native American/folk & R&B singer-songwriters, alt-folk, country, jazz, and pop duos, an Afro-Latin percussion ensemble & master teaching session, folk rock/Americana, fusion, alternative/world & funk rock bands etc, all performing alongside children & adults, with everyone joining in ~ from novice musicians to old pros.  As the sun set in the west over this joyful Plaza gathering, even little children joined major name acts & musicians on stage in spontaneous co-creation, and the entire event closed with an all-inclusive community music jam featuring neighbors & community gathered around the piano, using voice, guitars, bass, congas, accordion, banjo, drums, and much more in an inspired celebration of the day.

The photojournal below (with media by Gaia Grove) documents as much of the event as possible, and audio/video of the event will be shared soon.

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The Wurlitzer piano at the start of the day in the Plaza, after being wheeled down Sunset Blvd ~

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Silver Lake R&B Singer-Songwriter (& X-Factor Contendee) David Laboriel

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Young & talented Sophia (Wolf Country) serenading us at the start of the day

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Maltman stage lineup at the start of the day, with a wild-card slot for a local artist

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Folk/Native American singer/songwriter Ben Gould drawing a crowd to his blanket ~

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“A Song For The Dead” by local musician/poet Ned Casual of Downtown Train framed inside Mornings Nights Cafe

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Master Teacher Angel Luis Figueora of Paws Music with his Afro/Latin Percussion Ensemble of students teaching the crowd

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Local funk/rock band @Stonefeather walking into the plaza with all of their gear for the show

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Silver Lake locals Poppa’s Kitchen – Folk Rock/Americana w/Stephen Feldman & Bob Romanus (Johnny Damone of Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

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Edgecliffe stage lineup (although acts eventually migrated closer down to the plaza to be near the fountain)

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SLNC Vice-Chair, Film Director & skilled multi-instrumentalist Charles Herman-Wurmfeld playing banjo in the sun

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Following a summery set by folk/jazz duo The Singer & The Songwriter ( in foreground, R), the Pasadena band Earthbound performed center plaza

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Kids playing at the piano & drums watching the art-biker entertain with his acrobatic antics

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Co-Producer Charles Renn of the Hive Salon & Co-Chair of Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Arts & Culture Committee, Stage Manager Howie Goldklang of the Establishment & Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce & Flor Cruz, Co-Chair of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Outreach Committee

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Co-Producer of the event, Co-Chair of Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Arts & Culture Committee, Gaia Grove founder & Alt/World Singer/Songwriter/Pianist/Percussionist Amy Clarke performing with her friend Dave Greene, Percussionist for Joe Walsh & Drum Tech for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

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Amy joined during her set by budding young drummers Charlotte (R) & Amy’s own daughter Ella Mira Rose (L) on congas

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@AmyClarke w/Dave Greene

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A few highlights from BKM Photography’s Media Set below –

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Amy Clarke & Charles Herman-Wurmfeld singing “Spirit of the Wind”

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@Stonefeather playing a fun, stripped-down acoustic set before the all-inclusive Community Music Jam

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For more images, please visit fabulous local Silver Lake photographer Brittany Kalag Margulieux of BKM-Photography‘s Make Music L.A. – Silver Lake album on Facebook.

Huge hugs, deep gratitude & thank yous to (to name a few) the Silver Lake Improvement Association, Sunset Triangle Plaza, the 2nd Annual Make Music Los Angeles, Dorsay Dujon, Genelle Le Vin, Kevin Bannerman, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Governing Board, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Arts & Culture Committee, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Arts & Culture Committee, Silver Lake Neighborhood Assembly, Mornings & Nights Cafe, Gaia Grove, Jody and everyone who helped move the piano, Micheltorena Elementary School, Micheltorena Elementary Garden, Make Music Silver Lake (http://www.makemusicsilverlake.org – coming soon…) countless volunteers, community members and friends.  We look forward to music all year long and the 3rd Annual Make Music Los Angeles scheduled to take place on SATURDAY JUNE 21, 2014.

KEEP MAKING MUSIC!