Mumbles and the Dust explore art as community,
challenging every audience member to join the cast.
"It's tangible and human, moving and brave." - Brandon Gilbert
"Citizens of Sleep [project of Baraka Noel] seem to resurrect the golden era of hip-hop." - scholarman of hiphoplinguistics.com
On Wednesday, December 3rd, four poets, two emcees, two singers, and a guitar known collectively as Mumbles and the Dust will be presenting a complex, community oriented and, at turns, shocking interactive performance piece at Appendix Art Space in Portland, Oregon as part of their "SoulFeast Wintour." The group blends poetry, music, story-telling and drama to create a unique form of participatory theater that electrifies and engages audience members. Mumbles and the Dust have also recently released an album entitled "Black Cock and Other Fairy Tales*," an amalgamation of spoken word, eclectic beats and rapping that deftly weaves together fantastic, absurdist and political themes. The performance will take place at Appendix Art Project Space between 26th and 27th Avenues on NE Alberta Street, starting at 9:30 PM and will be preceded by a brief show by local Portland musicians Dr. Something & the Poppin' Fresh Love Engines.
Baraka Noel - from myspace page
What: Mumbles and the Dust Performance
When: Wednesday, December 3rd, 9:00 PM
Where: Appendix Art Project Space Located in the alley between 26th and 27th Avenues on NE Alberta Street Portland, Oregon 97211