Hot Times is one of the golden treasures of Columbus. It serves as a cultural bridge in our community. It is so important as everything changes in our city. It is so important to hold on to the cultures of the different communities. That is what Hot Times is about.
Category Archive: Music
Not only is all my food inspired by the anime; but, at all of my pop-up events, I dress in cosplays. It creates a vibe where they are getting the food and seeing me and my friends dressed in costumes.
I play with an all-women’s group called “Sistah Ngoma.” I am incorporating the men. When I incorporate the men, we call ourselves the “Spirit Drummers.” Ngoma is an African phrase that means song, drama and dance. I am working on the group being more multi-cultural.
If you want to relax and listen to live music this just might be the festival for you.
I think I fall into a secular gospel sound. Negro spirituals formed a lot of our music. I named my guitar after Sister Rosetta Tharpe. She was a black woman in the 1910s and 1920s who was playing the electric guitar in bars (gospel songs).
Music is about trying to connect with people. There are so many ways to connect. We are here for those people who want to find a connection.
When you see a bagpiper play, he blows in the bagpipe, expands the bag, the air creates movements and vibration in the bass drone and two tenor drones which is the organ sound. The additional amount of breath controls the chanter
This is a festival to just come relax, catch up, and connect.
Fellowship around the arts has the ability to bring us together by starting a conversation (if we make the effort).
At another festival down town he started the set with a hat, shirt, tie, and pants by the end of the set, he had on a neck tie and boxer shorts.
The girl dished the line to tell Kenzie Coyne how much she loved the music. The interaction between them was priceless!
It is common that most people do not know about our music. Even Vietnamese barely know about our own cultural instruments. There is very little exposure.
When you are on the stage, people expect you to play.
This was a concert that was more than singing and playing instruments in excellence. It was ministry in excellence. “Just to think that He did it all for me” …. Enough said.
My favorite song of the sing along is the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.
It is the precursor of the piano and the harpsichord. Someone said the dulcimer is a piano on standard transmission. You don’t have the keys. You are hitting directly on the piano wires with the hammers.