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CONTACT Summit RECEPTION & AFTERPARTY
"A big conference is just about the best excuse in the world for an after-party, and there's no one I'd rather see throw an after party than Jeff Newelt." — Douglas Rushkoff
ATTENDEE RECEPTION at ANGEL ORENSANZ
5:45: After the announcement of the winners of the three $10,000 Contact Awards, Reverend Billy of the Church of Earthalujah will bless all CONTACT participants.
6pm: "Death by Screens " a live audiovisual remix performance by IAN EDGAR formerly of Eclectic Method. Ian was recently featured in the documentary COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS, and was part of the Copyright Criminals Allstars, including Chuck D, Clyde Stubblefield & The Roots.
AFTERPARTY AT SUTRA LOUNGE
16 1st Ave (b/w 1st and 2nd streets)
7pm to 10pm -- FREE!
RUB-A-DUB DRUMS w/ I & I DRUMLINK, KOCHIE BANTON & JAHFURRY
This rootsraw allstar ensemble matches legendary percussionists including Sanga of the Valley (Babatunde Olatunji) and Larry McDonald (Gil Scott-Heron, Bob Marley) with the mighty dancehall reggae vocalist Kochie Banton (Moby, Nile Rodgers) + that shenanigizer JahFurry.
Watch them from HEEBONISM here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZsAV76vbPA
Guest Apperance: AKIM FUNK BUDDHA - internationally renowned MC / dancer / martial artist / throat singer.
Watch Akim at Kennedy Center http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICu16JMuShc
DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF will make a toast.
DJ WINSLOW PORTER - Winslow is an interactive artist, curator and producer. He produced GEEKDOWN and is curating interactive at the WIRED store, Times Square.
GIVEAWAYS - First come first serve = free copies of ROYAL FLUSH and COILHOUSE, two gorgeous art-filled "alternative culture" independent print magazines.
CONTACT Summit entertainment producer Jeff Newelt AKA JahFurry is also comics editor of HEEB, ROYAL FLUSH, & SMITH Magazines, and editor of the upcoming Harvey Pekar's CLEVELAND. He recently edited a webcomc conversation about corporatism between Douglas Rushkoff and Harvey Pekar (American Splendor.)
Party Flyer designed by Michele Reznik
Photos by Shahriar Shadab