Join us for an evening of poetry, music, scintillating conversation, and general revelry with COPUS, celebrating the release of their latest album, Aspects.
Aspects includes 10 original compositions exploring the creative, emotional, financial, spiritual aspects of our lives. Also included is an arrangement of “1983 A Merman I Should Turn to Be,” a poignant anti-war song written by Jimi Hendrix in 1968, and just as relevant today. Guest artists vocalist Barbara Jaspersen and percussionists Omar Clark Taylor and Martyn ‘the Professa’ Smith contribute their talents to the mix. The cover artwork was contributed by San Francisco painter Stevenski Brewster, who now lives in NY. Cover design by Nick Schuller.
COPUS is an acronym for Creation Of Peace Under Stars. It is a spoken word/world beat ensemble that weaves together dynamic lyrical forms with passionate, melodic landscapes. Formed by renowned San Francisco poet/spoken word artist Royal Kent and ASCAP award-winning composer/pianist Wendy Loomis, COPUS has performed at clubs, theaters, and festivals in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, and Western Massachusetts. Along with Kent and Loomis, the band includes flutist Monica Williams, bassist Patrick Mahon, drummer Greg McRay, and various guest artists on percussion and vocals.