3rd Annual Bullhorn Fest
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location: Shadowbox Studio,2200 Dominion Street, Durham, NC 27704
Suggested donation: $20
Artists: Triangle Afrobeat Orchestra, dynamism, Uglow, Debbie the Artist, Space Challenger, Ken Moshesh, Dr. Fruit and more TBA
Bullhorn Fest celebrates essential Durham, North Carolina-area musicians and audiences with a day of live music and community.
Be on the lookout for additions to our already-stellar lineup. Not only will a few new-to-us artists join the Fest this year, we also can’t wait to host our first-ever food truck: Taqueria Garcia!!
2023 Festival Artists
Triangle Afrobeat Orchestra – TAO, led by bassist/composer Vattel Cherry, is an effort to wake up consciousness, bring people together, interpret, explain, denounce, keep record, and provoke changes through music. TAO takes its inspiration from Afrobeat creators Fela Kuti, drummer Tony Allen as well as pianist/singer Nina Simone and fiction writer/poet Henry Dumas. https://www.facebook.com/triafrobeat/
dynamism – “liberating sounds for the freedom in you.” we are an afrosurrealist and genderfluid Black sound + multimedia healing arts production unit. we sculpt sonic experiences that are elaborate, genre non-conforming, marvel-inducing, sensory-stimulating, and experimental. ampled.com/artist/dynamism
Uglow – Protest songs for the protest-weary. Hope & malice on rye.
No mayo. uglow.bandcamp.com
Debbie The Artist – (they/themme) is a non-binary black-queer-feminist who embodies the power of creative expression as a vehicle for social change. Unapologetic in the pursuit of social justice and racial equity, Debbie pictures a revolutionary society where folks can exercise their fundamental human rights free from fear. This abolitionist politic shows up in all that they do. When they say, “Art is who and what I am”, what they mean is art is their tool, their medicine, their voice and vision. The songbird hails from Durham, North Carolina where they shake, make, bake, and create. Debbie writes music rooted primarily in the lived experiences of love, loss, magic, and triumph.Their approach as an interdisciplinary artist is emblematic of a redefined “hustle”—where they become the alchemist and the world is their canvas. The desire for upcycling, music, and photographic creations serve as representation for black folks who often don’t have the chance to see themselves or their voices represented in modern and contemporary art forms. At the heart of their visualwork is a collage process combining various recycled media in order to find new ways of being. debbietheartist.com
Space Challenger – An Afro Futuristic voyage with a Dreamy R&B, Rock and a dose of Hip Hop lyricism soundtrack spacechallenger.net
Ken Moshesh – i’m ex- conga/percussionist w legendary sun ra arkestra and ex-homeless advocate, developing for 50yrs percussion/drums to levels it would have been had it not been so rudely repressed by world histories of conquest. my recent albums feature percussively musical techniques combined with other “melodic” instruments to lyrically, soulfully, spiritually compose from and for “the bottom,” too. kenmoshesh1.bandcamp.com
Dr. Fruit – Inspired by the likes of Malvina Reynolds and Kimya Dawson, Dr. Fruit’s intelligent kids’ tunes combine a youthful passion for social change with playful attitudes towards gender, vegetables, and biology. By taking on bold themes such as climate change, queerness, and the importance of being yourself, Dr. Fruit embraces the serious, the silly, and the seriously silly, bringing to light that which is normally unseen, and enlisting the energy and imagination of children to help shake humanity off its current path of self-destruction.Fueled by the frustrations of growing up as a queer kid in an adultist culture, Dr. Fruit’s music brings the ideals of youth liberation to the people. After a lifetime of musical instruction and inspiration, from ten years of childhood piano lessons to playing the flute in middle and high school bands across West Virginia, and now with a PhD in the philosophy of childhood, Dr. Fruit has become an insightful songwriter and exuberant multi-instrumentalist, dabbling in everything from cello, guitar, and ukulele to accordion, djembe, and didgeridoo.Dr. Fruit lives in Durham, NC with a scraggly dog and an amazing baby, and is available for virtual performances, parties, and one-on-one music lessons. kidsforpresident.com
Special Guest Food Truck, Taqueria Garcia!!
Taqueria Garcia – Antojitos Mexicanos, Tacos, Tortas, Quesadillas, Tostadas y mucho mas..!