On Sunday, October 1, at 3 p.m., Kahn, in partnership with the BMAC, hosts “Forage to Feast,” a local expedition to look for—and eat—edible wild mushrooms that are abundant in New England every autumn.
Kafari’s music combines ambient piano, instrumental hip-hop and acoustic percussion, taking inspiration from jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby, beatmaker J Dilla, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. His performance in our Sanctuary will be followed by a communal dinner of Afro-Fusion Soul Food by Harmony’s Kitchen!
“Kafari’ (he/him) is the alias of Cincinnati, OH born, Portland, ME based pianist and rhythm bones-weilding beatmaker Ahmad Muhammad. Kafari’s music synthesizes his love of ambient piano music, instrumental hip-hop and acoustic percussion, taking inspiration from pioneering jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby, beatmaker J Dilla, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who in a 2014 performance sparked Kafari’s interest in traditional music and the Irish rhythm bones – a percussion instrument popularized in America in the 1800s through Blackface Minstrelsy. Kafari often distributes and teaches bones to his listeners at performances, sharing pieces of their complex and fraught history and workshopping basic rhythmic techniques with his audiences over original beats. Through his intimate live performances, Kafari explores music-making as a balm for the spirit, taking the listener with him on a journey of spiritual discovery and self-healing.
Drawing on the roots of Southern, Nigerian, and Latinx cultures, Harmony’s Kitchen aims to bring authentic and tasty Afro Fusion Soul Food. Owner and chef, Harmony Edosomwan is a Nigerian American who was born and raised in Bronx, NY.
Harmony’s Supper Club is a nomadic gathering of strangers who seek great food, good vibes, and most of all building community. Whether you’re by yourself or want to bring a friend to tag along, you’re welcome! Leave the digital world behind. Bask in the vibes of authentic and delicious soul food, new friends, music, and poetry. Harmony’s inspiration is to fill your bellies and your hearts with exuberant joy. Sharing good food together with others will do that! Your tastebuds are waiting…
HARMONY’S KITCHEN SOUL FOOD MENU:
Fried Chicken thigh or vegan chicken
Baked mac and cheese
Rice and beans
Honey glazed cornbread
Collard greens or cajun green beans
Doors at 5:45 pm, Musical performance and rhythm bones workshop by Kafari after 6pm, followed by a dinner by Harmony’s Kitchen at 7pm. For equity & inclusion to the full experience, tickets to the communal pop-up dinner are offered by sliding-scale $25-50. and include admission to the performance. Tickets to the concert only are $15. with a sliding-scale option are available for those who self-identify as experiencing financial hardship.