Pride Day at Faneuil Hall
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Verna Turbulence Chris Rod
Live Music and Performances by
Zumba with Jess
Jess Perkins, is a Cambridge-based personal trainer and licensed Zumba instructor. Jess has been in the fitness industry for over 14 years and is certified by the American Council on Exercise, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research (AFAA), and the IDEA Health and Fitness Association (Elite CPT). She’s been seen in publications such as: the Improper Bostonian 2008 and 2009, Walking magazine, Fitness Magazine, Reebok Alliance, BJ’s journal, and the Discovery Channel’s episode on “weight control” with Kat Carney. One of Boston’s Best Zumba Studios (2012) by CBS Local Boston! Voted as Runner-Up for BEST 2013 Zumba Class& Winner of BEST 2012 Zumba Class on Boston A-List! One of Boston’s 10 Best Zumba Instructors of the Year (2012) by RateYourBurn.
Phunk Phenomenon established in 1995 is a Crew of professional Dancers from the Boston Area. Phunk Phenomenons mission is to Educate and Entertain todays youth through a style called EDUTAINMENT. We blend all styles of Urban Dance and bring excitement and energy to every performance. Since 2006 We started a HIP-HOP for HOPE Campaign to help Raise awareness for a Life threatening disease Sanfilippo Syndrome that has NO treatment or Cure. Phunk Phenomenons Directors Son Jared Connor suffers from this and our hope is to Dance to raise awareness and Funding for Research. Credits include–The BOSTON CELTICS,MONSTER JAM,Special Olympics,AIDs walk Boston,1st Night Boston,CAmp miracles and Magic,Prelude EAST coast Champions, Hip-Hop international USA SIlver Medalist, and 3rd Place on MTV’s AMERICAS BEST DANCE CREW.
A true performer with a voice that commands attention, Vylette is undeniably a rising star in the R&B and Pop music scene. The Boston breed native has been singing since the age of 3, performing since she was 7 and began songwriting at the young age of 11, with hopes that one day her music would captivate and inspire those who listen.
Founded by Johanna Acevedo and Syreeta Ruiz, the South End ShowStopperz Dance Team is an all girls dance program based out of the South End in Boston; ages 12+. We dance a variety of music including Latin, Hip Hop and Afro Caribbean; and have performed in many events and parades throughout Boston and Massachusetts. The purpose of this program is not only to showcase a love for dance and music, but to empower and encourage girls; so they can grow to be outstanding women in our society.
Moises Baez, also known as Mr.B-Styles, began his salsa training at the age of 11 through an inner city youth center program in Lowell, Ma. At the age of 17 he moved to the Bronx where he continued his training and fell in love with the unique New York style salsa known as On2.In early 2011 the Out Salsa Boston Organization was founded by Moises and created by Gay Inner Boston Salsa Dancers to promote awareness of the culture through music and dance within the Boston Gay and Latin communities. Out Salsa Boston currently offers same-sex salsa classes and is striving to expand their events and participation in the community.Throughout his career Moises has traveled and performed in Salsa congresses worldwide. Moises also has a background in other dance genres, such as Hip Hop, Ballroom, and Latin Jazz.
Originally from the vibrant Bangkok city, Thailand, Natawat “Nat” Saralamba started making a buzz in his home country as guitarist and songwriter for OverMe, a funk rock band he founded with 3 other college friends in 2007. The band released an an EP album called Slee[EP]ing later that year which was nominated for the best indie group by Fat Radio, a well-known Bangkok-based indie radio station. Besides performing, Nat has been actively teaching guitar privately at his place, offering in-house lesson. He’s also one of guitar faculty members at Boston School of Music Arts since 2013. For him music has been his best friend, guidance and he would love to branch out that idea to others especially the younger generation. The future is surely uncertain but Nat is enjoy his present moment for his musical journey has actually just begun.
The Theater Offensive
The Theater Offensive: OUT in Your Neighborhood is Boston’s premiere producer of queer performance. Our mission is to present the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo, and builds thriving communities.
South End Dynamite
South End Dynamite baton twirlers and cheerleaders originated in the South End , Villa Victoria. We are a group of girls between the ages 5 through 21 teaching other children within the same age group how to dance, baton twirl, cheer, and have spirit. This is a program that we created for the youth in our community, which offeres more than just a dancing program. These children get the opportunity to show their many talents, within music, dance, and many other activities. They stay active, healthy, and are kept safe from the violence that takes place on the streets today. We are to teach them the fundamentals of being responsible, independent, and staying positive for a better future.
Matt Jackson has been lucky enough to find his true passion early in life, and plans on sharing it with as many people as possible. He believes more than anything in helping people whenever he can, and that music will be the main tool he does it with. He has traveled around the country sharing his music and writing songs about adventures. Considered a “Jack Of All Genres” Matt plans to break the mold when it comes to being put in one category. From all the shows he’s played and songs he’s written one thing is evident, he believes in this dream more than anything, and will see it through no matter what.
Find us at the West end of the Quincy Market Building behind Historic Faneuil Hall
Special Thanks to:
Faneuil Hall Marketplace Merchant’s Association www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com
Boston Pride Committee, www.bostonpride.org and its volunteers!!
The BPC Nominated and Community Elected Parade Marshals and their Representatives.
The City of Boston and Mayor Thomas M. Menino www.cityofboston.gov
Our MC, Artists, Performers, Dancers, Guests and our Sound Technician.