Motorco Madness: A Benefit for E. K. Powe Elementary

a family friendly show to support public education

Motorco Madness: A Benefit for E. K. Powe Elementary

The Beast, Nancy Middleton, Alley Seventeen, Poetry Fox

Sun Feb 10

Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 2:00 pm (event ends at 5:00 pm)

$5 Kids/ $15 Adults

This event is all ages

Motorco Madness: A Benefit for E. K. Powe Elementary
Motorco Madness: A Benefit for E. K. Powe Elementary
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.
The Beast
The Beast
Now in its tenth 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."
Nancy Middleton
Nancy Middleton
One of North Carolina’s iconic songwriters, Nancy gained national recognition with her album The Way I Do. After a successful move to Nashville, she returned home to Durham to continue her career as one of the most popular performers in the area.
Alley Seventeen
Alley Seventeen
This all-girl band incorporates the rhythmic roots of great American music to craft undeniable melodies and engaging lyrical narratives. With influences spanning Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Alabama Shakes, and Vulfpeck.
Poetry Fox
Poetry Fox
I bang out custom poems on-demand on my trusty typewriter. Also I am a giant fox. Bring me to your next event! Give me a word, get a poem! chrisvitiello@gmail.com