Sha Cage performs w/ Jayanthi Kyle and the Crybabies

Jayanthi Kyle and the Crybabies consists of Robin Kyle, Jayanthi Kyle, Jamez Smith and Rachel Kurtz.  Together they will produce a series of outdoor concert style performances in neighborhood parks featuring some of the Twin Cities finest artists. The band will lay a musical foundation with cultural and children’s songs  accented by extravagant performances layered throughout including puppetry, spoken word, juggling, hip hop dance, storytelling, hula hoopers, commedia dell’arte and more.

Although the ensemble is relatively new to producing, they have a long performance history in the Twin Cities and are passionate about presenting accessible art and performances for families.

“I am developing a children’s show because as a mom I have seen my two sons respond deeply to tactile and sensory experiences including music and theatrical elements. I want to provide a quality context to families where they can participate and also give resources to parent’s for enjoying and nurturing their kids. I believe we cannot appreciate enough what children have to teach us and I think it’s our duty to foster an environment for this exchange and encourage them to express themselves and their gifts.  Children know so much inherently and I want to support them in areas like manners, respect, sharing, health, and joy.”   –  Jayanthi Kyle.

Each all ages performance will also feature interactive activities such as hands on puppets, face painting, bocce ball and more.

Saturday, July 30 • 10:30am
Jackson Square Park
2212 Jackson St. NE Mpls, MN 55418

Saturday August 13• 2:00pm
North Commons Park
1801 James Ave. N Minneapolis, MN 55411

Saturday August 20 • 10:30am
Jackson Square Park
2212 Jackson St. NE Mpls, MN 55418

All shows free.

The Truthmaze Experience

Tru Ruts kicks off another music series, this time from hip hop and spoken word stalwart, Truthmaze. The new series, The Truthmaze Experience, will be a musical potluck of unreleased tracks, new mixes, collaborations and more. Though known primarily as a hip hop and spoken word artist, Truthmaze’s work as a whole defies categorization. He has worked with numerous musical projects, bands and ensembles, and has been a part of countless collaborations, nationally and internationally. A beatboxer, emcee, percussionist and poet, he often leaps across genres, and has the ingenuity to fuse these genres into something new, original and unexpected. This free-wheeling spirit and eclecticism will be highlighted on this new series. You can listen to the first track from ‘The Truthmaze Experience’ here.