1/2/22 (NIXED BY COVID-19) co-bill with Olivia Nied and Doctora Xingona Diana Alvarez

The artists have made the difficult but entirely sensible decision to postpone this show, with the desire to rebook down the road.

An exciting co-headline matinee show with multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Olivia Nied and powerful musician-poet Doctora Xingona Diana Alvarez, two tremendous LGBTQ+ / BIPOC talents on January 2 at 3:00.

Seating is limited. The performances will be recorded and filmed.

BELLOWS FALLS — Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Olivia Nied has been performing since she was nine years old as a soloist, ensemble leader, and side person in styles ranging from edgy pop to jazz fusion to hip hop and straight up rock and roll. Her solo performances often utilize looping and multiple instruments. As a Transgender/Queer musician, Olivia often incorporates LGBTQ+ lyrical themes in her work and believes in creating safe spaces at her shows for gender diverse individuals. She was awarded a merit scholarship to Berklee College of Music’s Summer Jazz Program, where she received honors. She has also studied at the Vermont Jazz Center, and studied music and film at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, graduating with a BA in 2020. While at Hampshire College, Olivia studied music at Goldsmiths University in London and filmmaking in Paris.

Doctora Xingona Diana Alvarez‘s ancestors bloom in her/their voice, roaring an otherworldly fire against oppression, exalting queer love and liberation, and creating a gripping atmosphere for healing in poetic songs that live in-between, where borders are a myth. An expansive multimedia artist and educator, Doctora Xingona’s music, poetry, performances, films, and gatherings center transcendence, kinship, and the co-liberation and nourishment of queer and trans artists of color. Doctora Xingona is the composer and filmmaker behind the award-winning Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual Opera, a multimedia performance altar for queer and trans BIPOC artists to convene and manifest futures, described in the press as an “acoustically stunning performance.” Doctora Xingona’s new album, Ser Artista, is a roaring, genderqueer, extraterrestrial, Xicanx collection. Dr. Alvarez earned her PhD in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, mentored by groundbreaking composer Pauline Oliveros, and is an invited performer, guest lecturer, workshop facilitator, and keynote speaker at venues and schools across the US and worldwide.

Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. Seating is limited. Performances are recorded and filmed. No bar or kitchen, the stage is the mission; snacks by donation. Stage 33 Live is an industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory hosting local, regional, and national performers in a casual, intimate setting. More info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other upcoming events, online at stage33live.com


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