So, so much has happened since the last post at the beginning of the year, most of it wonderful. In May, Alison completed the masters of arts program at FAU, with a focus on composition. So much fun. Sad to take leave of dearest family and friends in Florida, and thrilled to be back as of July in Carrboro NC, a small town filled with an extraordinary creative spirit. CottonWood Jazz 3 was a great success, thanks once again to our most generous hosts Neal Jones and Dianne Ford, musicians Louis Sawyer, Ben Palmer and David Shore, and the 70+ plus people who came to enjoy the intimacy and excitement that comes with a Jones/Ford house concert. studioMahalo is now set up and offering piano, improvisation and composition lessons to anyone interested. Performing in September at the Hillsborough Jazz Festival and the Carrboro Music Festival was a blast! And for Halloween, Mahalo Arts is so proud to present a very special showing of the cult silent vampire movie, Nosferatu, with Vamplifire, a very, very fine musical quartet performing pianist Peter Estep's original score. SO music is happening with old friends and new; you can expect to see more folks joining the mahaloFriends page. We're just getting warmed up here, so check in often for what's happening!
...a place where the creative arts (including music, visual arts, dance, spoken word) are passionately pursued and celebrated as a means to foster imagination and discovery in our lives. We emphasize improvised performance and exploration, which further our abilities to communicate and craft solutions that transcend cultural boundaries and celebrate our common humanity. We are proudly based in Saxapahaw NC, a fabulous little town smack in between the Triangle and Triad regions, where music, the creative arts and sustainable living in general is vigorously intersecting.
We've been around the block and crossed the ponds a few times and we're just getting started, folks, so come visit us in person or at this site often to check out our ever-increasing offerings. We're having great fun and we want to share it all with you...
on the site menu to the left you will find our three types of offerings:
- performance (mahaloEnsembles)
- exploration (studioMahalo and mahaloPlayshops)
- creation (mahaloWorks)
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