Lilith of the Valley: Music and Mystique

Lilith of the Valley: Music and Mystique

ReBelle, Flathead Rodeo, Ex-Temper, Brittany Koff

Sat · September 8, 2018

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$7 in advance - $10 at the door

Off Sale

Lilith of the Valley is an event of women-led music and art, a time and space to reflect on how far we’ve come, and how far is still to go. Come celebrate these amazing lady musicians and artists whose art serves not to fulfill society’s preconceived notion of their femininity, but their humanity and individuality.

There will be a screening of the groundbreaking documentary The Breast Archives to kick-off the event. The film will show at 6 p.m., with a Q&A with the film's creator, Meagan Murphy.

The musicians performing: Lily Sexton (with members of Mamma’s Marmalade and Carinae), Flathead Rodeo (featuring Miriam Sirota), ReBelle (featuring Kalpana Devi), Ex-Temper, Brittany Koff and DJ Cherry Moto.

Also featuring local lady artists and vendors: Sacred Holistic Arts, The Art of Onge, Tangible Bliss, Old 78 Clothing and more!

With the comedic stylings of Chrystel Dawn in between sets.

Lily Sexton
Acoustic, Folk, Bluegrass
Lily Sexton plays a really big guitar. A guitar built in 1949 and owned by her grandfather, when Gibson Jumbos were a man’s instrument. Upon inheriting the J-45, Lily’s fascination with the mystery and richness of the guitar became devotion, and she has been attempting to unlock it’s secrets ever since. A fiddler by nature, Sexton’s original tunes possess the ancient tones of acoustic instruments- the swing of Appalachian Old Time, the subtle throb of bluegrass rhythm, the sweetness of a high, lonesome melody- while her lyrics retain sincerity and vivid relevance. Lily is a fiddler in the progressive bluegrass group, Mamma’s Marmalade, and has shared stages with Erin McKeown, Mike Compton, and Joe Newberry. Her solo record is forthcoming!
“ReBelle does some heavy channeling in their live shows…..When ReBelle performs, concert halls become churches, and for several hours, at least, people come together.”- Valley Advocate ReBelle is an intergenerational and intercultural band from Africa and America. They are an evocative musical force offering all original music, sung in many different languages including, English, Wolof, Creole, French, Arabic and Sanskrit. Their powerhouse vocalists chant meditations on liberation while instrumentals propel roots reggae soul. Their mystical mix of pulsing tribal rhythms and strong arrangements are internationally acclaimed. ReBelle has performed in Africa, including the Blaise Senghor Institute in Senegal, Reggae Sunsplash in Senegal and Baia das Gatas Festival in Cape Verde. In the U.S., from Maine to Florida to California, ReBelle has performed hundreds of concerts at noted festivals, venues and colleges including the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Fire Water Festival, Harmonic Convergence Festival, Vermont Reggae Festival, Bel Chere, LEAF Festival, Ziontific Festival, Reggae Sunsplash, New England Reggae Festival, Strange Creek, sell-out crowds at the Iron Horse Music Hall, Pearl Street Night Club, The Roxy, House of Blues, SOB’s in NYC, New Guilford College, Amherst College, and Smith College, to name a few. “The protest song is the first test of social consciousness and it takes many forms, including songs of advocacy. “Africa Unite”, “Black Legends”, “Gun Violence” and “Stop War” are prime examples served up by ReBelle”. – The Daily Freeman, Woodstock, NY “Few bands brave the more difficult challenges of composing new, intelligent and trail blazing music…ReBelle is one such band.”-Dirty Linen
Flathead Rodeo
Flathead Rodeo
Rockabilly and Roots Music
Miriam Sirota, known as Mistress Miriam, is the irrelevant, powerhouse front women of Flathead Rodeo. With her flair for rockin' a song while crawling on the ground, walking on a bar or dancing with the audience, she is often approached by women after the show saying "you do all the things I wish I could do." Her band, Flathead Rodeo plays a blend of primary rock and roll (also known as rockabilly) and the music that influenced it: blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, western swing, and country and western. The group performs (enthusiastically) music by such artists as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Carl Perkins, and Wanda Jackson. The group also plays original compositions in the style of the above. In July, 2017, the band took top honors at Mark Sherry’s Valley Music Showcase, an event that highlights “the latest and greatest emerging talent in Western New England.”
Ex-Temper plays loud, angular, dynamic alt-rock with heavy grooves, intricate melodies, and fuzzy head banging riffs wrapped around three-part vocal harmonies. Recently described as "Fugazi meets the Andrews Sisters". Ex-Temper approves this description.
Brittany Koff
Brittany Koff Music
Hip Hop
Freestyle hip hop artist Britt Koff focuses on empowering women to express themselves through hip-hop by building a platform for their media and providing a safe place for self-expression.
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301