100TPC &TMC 2016
Houston’s 100 Thousand Poets for Change and 100
Thousand Musicians for Change will recognize the
international day of celebration in 2016 with 100
Thousand Poets for Change & 100 Thousand Musicians for
Change blended performance and concert featuring a
reading by top Houston poets and a jazz concert
featuring the legendary Tex Allen.
Expect some high jinks along with some very powerful
performances. The night will be mixed with poetry and
music with the musicians sitting in with various poets
Featured poets are Billie Duncan, Chris Wise, Winston
Derden, Gerald Cedillo, Bucky Rea, Joseph Machado, E,
Tina Cordona, Elina Petrova and BGK (Glenn Burns). We
are finalizing one more incredible poet and will update
the info when we have it. Singer/songwriter David Fahl
will also perform. Features are limited to five minutes
each, so it will be a intense—in a good way.
Because of the enthusiastic response and addition of
features, we have had to have to change the open mic
part of the show. The first five poets who show up and
want to participate can sign in and each do one short
poem during the show. It will be great!
As for 100 Thousand Musicians for Change, composer,
arranger, trumpeter, and pianist Tex Allen has been an
integral part of the world music scene for many years.
Originally from Houston, Tex has spent most of his life
in New York City and touring the world. He is back in
Houston for his current project, “American Folklorical,”
an arts collaboration that includes art from the Museum
of Fine Arts, poetry and dance.
The members of the organizing committee are Joseph
Machado, Tex Allen, John Locke, Billie Duncan and E.