Chestnut Hill College Poetry Club to Host “Evening Air: A Poetry Carnival”  

Release Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Chestnut Hill College Poetry Club presents “Evening Air: A Poetry Carnival” on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 3-9 p.m. on the Summer House lawn at Chestnut Hill College. Chestnut Hill College is located at 9601 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia.

“Evening Air” celebrates Poetry month with a variety of live performances from Chestnut Hill College students and other groups from outside the College community. There will be poetry readings, live music and a DJ, in addition to interactive games, a barbeque dinner, and refreshments. There will be face painting, balloon animals and other activities for children. Artists and musicians scheduled to perform include Chase Flow, The Split Currents, Koashine Dupont, Julian Coleman, and music provided by DJ Dav.

Admission is free and open to the public, with food available for purchase. For more information, please contact Alex Garcia at .

About the Performers:
The Split Currents formed as a collaboration between Chestnut Hill College students Ryan Moore and Koh Chiba in 2007. In its early years, the band played with a rotating line-up of collaborators under many different names before settling into the name The Split Currents and their current lineup: Ryan Moore, Koh Chiba, Brittany Martin and Alex Sonke. Originally, the band drew heavily on the blues and the 70s glam-rock sound of bands like T. Rex, before moving towards funky, psychedelic, electronic-pop music. Having released their first demo at the end of 2009, the band hopes to continue to improve their live show and continue to develop their evolving sound.

Chase “Chase Flow” Bradley has distributed thousands of mix tapes throughout the country and has made his music available worldwide. Chase Flow's focus is on bringing a difference to world of music and one day impacting the masses by letting his message influence society to change for the better.

Koashine S. DuPont is a freshman at Chestnut Hill College where he focuses in Music Performance. He has performed alongside Broadway stars from shows and groups including The NY Rockettes, Hairspray, Lion King, Dream Girls, and Chicago. He is a two-time “Cappies Award” nominated dancer, ranking him the best high school male dancer in the tri-state area. He has also had the pleasure of performing for Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks, LL cool J, and Russell Simmons.

Julian Terrell Coleman, being the grandson of Bishop Gilbert Coleman, Jr., was predestined to wow others with his voice. He has performed at local events such as the 6ABC IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Sunoco “Welcome America”July 4th Celebration, in addition to being a featured artist with the J. Donald Dumpson singers. He has also been featured in the “Freakin It” Music Video, and in Jasmine Sullivan’s “Fabric of our Lives” commercial. He is a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, and his musical influences include Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, and Justin Timberlake.

Dj Dav was born and raised in Philadelphia and is one of many emerging DJ’s finding his niche within the world of entertainment. Since getting behind the tables in 2006, Dj Dav interprets disk jockeying as more than a hobby. He has become a proclaimed Master of Ceremonies (MC) and views this form of entertainment as an art form, not just simply moving the crowd, but gracing them with an experience of complete interaction. Dj Dav embodies innate talent and contains a diverse encyclopedia of knowledge for a wide range of musical genres. His extensive selection of music showcases, and spotlights his ability to create, remix, cut, and blend sets that are significantly unique to his style.