presented by E.K. Powe PTA

Motorco Madness 2020

Beauty World, JH El Príncipe, The Beast

All Ages
Motorco Madness 2020 presented by E.K. Powe PTA at Motorco Music Hall

Organized by the Powe PTA, Motorco Madness is a family-friendly concert for the Durham community to come together and enjoy local talent while raising money to support our public elementary school.

Brunch Specials to be announced. 10% of food sales between 11:30 and 5:00 will also go to benefit E.K. Powe Elementary

Lunch at Parts & Labor starts at 11:30.

Doors open at 1:00.

Come early for a free custom Poetry Fox poem!

Bands begin at 2:00.

Here's the set schedule!

2pm The Beast

3pm JH El Príncpipe

4pm Beauty World

E. K. Powe Elementary is a public neighborhood school working toward an equitable world. Powe’s mission is to foster student growth through equity, cultural awareness, arts integration and community.

The Powe PTA strengthen’s our school community by addressing the needs and well-being of students, teachers and families throughout the year. We welcome all families to join us.


Beauty World is the music of Duncan Webster and Leah Gibson.


Now in its twelfth year, The Beast is an innovative and electrifying hip hop and jazz ensemble, known for pushing creative boundaries and dynamic collaborations. Straight outta Durham, the cultural and entrepreneurial nexus of a new south, The Beast is a home-grown artistic force, mixing tap-dancers, puppeteers, and spoken word artists into its repertoire.

In July 2017 the band released “Woke,” its second full-length album, produced by Philadelphia native Steve McKie, who has recorded and drummed for Bilal, Jill Scott, Musiq, and others. Emcee Pierce Freelon sums up the meaning of the album:

There is an awakening, a remembering happening in the United States, the likes which have not been seen since the Black Power Movement. The movement for Black Lives has resurged, and is being led by radical, Black, queer, Afrofuturists – organizers, artists, scholars and citizen journalists. We are powerful. We are envisioning new worlds, and new possibilities for ourselves, here on earth and beyond. In the traditions of Harriet Tubman, and Ella Baker, and Ida B Wells, and Pauli Murray, and James Baldwin, and Nina Simone, and Octavia Butler and Sun Ra – we are on the mothership. Y’all had a good run, but we’re evolving. We are infinite. We believe we are super-heroes. We are WOKE.

The Beast is:

Pierce Freelon, emcee/vocalist

Eric Hirsh, keyboards/synths/programming

Stephen Coffman, drums

Pete Kimosh, bass