Museum of Music and Instruments (MOMAI)

Museum of Music and Instruments (MOMAI) THE MUSEUM OF MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS The MOMAI is a non-profit center for music, art, culture and community on the west side of Los Angeles. The museum will feature a variety of fascinating and enriching exhibits and events throughout the year, including concert series, workshops, theater and film as well as providing a stage for innovative live performance.
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MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to serve the public through the exhibition and collection of significant works of artisan crafted musical instruments from a broad range of cultures and historical periods. To educate the public through meaningful exhibits, work shops and performance that place musical experience into a historically and scientifically relevant context. To foster leadership and ingenuity by supporting and exhibiting new works by emerging artists; and to positively contribute to the growing art and culturally diverse community of the surrounding area.

Operating as usual

06/18/2016

Save the date. July 3rd and 4th. Big party at the historic Beckett Mansion. You are invited. More info soon.

As some of you noticed as a birthday wish I promoted a cause in honor of a friend who passed away recently in the tragic...
12/09/2015
Association Nationale Handi Surf

As some of you noticed as a birthday wish I promoted a cause in honor of a friend who passed away recently in the tragic events that occurred in Paris.
His name was Pierro Innocenti.
We have decided to raise some funds in his honor to promote surfing for handicapped children. Pierro was a great surfer, a beautiful soul and the most generous person.
We'll collect the money in a paypal account that we've created:
[email protected]
On December 20th, the collection of money will be transferred via paypal to the following association:
Association Nationale Handi Surf
www.handi-surf.org
We love Pierro!
Shine on,
P.S. PLEASE DONATE! Any amount helps!

06/30/2014
The Herbert Bail Orchestra "Radio Tower" [Badass Bands Blog Live]

Very excited to add Herbert Bail Orchestra to this weeks July 4th party 'Merica @ popINN!
Recently picked by the LA weekly to be one of the best Live bands to see in LA!
Music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA8SnAmwGJA
http://www.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2013/08/05/the-best-concerts-to-see-in-la-this-week
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1388842434690956
Full Music lineup, gourmet food, specialty cocktail bar, pool, trampoline and so much more on one of the biggest private properties in the area.
Link to pics: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2772124

The Herbert Bail Orchestra performing "Radio Tower" for Badass Bands Blog Live. See more of their performances all throughout the month of June! New music ev...

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02/18/2014

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09/06/2013
Symbiosis Gathering

Holy Amazeballs...possibly one of the funniest promo vids I've ever seen. Love these guys and Can't wait for more Psychedelic Friendship Bingo at Symbiosis Gathering

Campfire Songs with Micha and Leighton go to #SymbiosisGathering to check out what lakeside camping is all about!

www.SYMBIOSISGATHERING.com | #SG13 | 19-23 Sept | The Autumnal Equinox | Woodward Reservoir, Oakdale, CA

06/25/2013
Museum of Music and Instruments (MOMAI)

Museum of Music and Instruments (MOMAI)

With a style as unique as its members, WILBERTA has found a fresh new sound for a young generation. Their all-encompassing compositions and original concept toward collaborative performance have defined the group as a leading force on the Los Angeles music scene.

WILBERTA embodies a fresh interpretation of instrumental and vocal music, drawing inspiration from artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, and Radiohead. The band was created with the intensions of expanding the boundaries of music by breaking down genre walls. The music presents a sleek combination of improvisation, met with powerful rhythmic intensity and soaring melodies.

The band features Daniel Richardson on saxophones, Michael McTaggart and Brandon Bae on guitar, Jonathan Richards on bass, Jonathan Pinson on drums, and Dustin Warren on vocals. Propelled by a progressive new vision for music, WILBERTA offers a raw and indefinable alternative for primed music listeners.

Coming this Thursday, you will see what these cats are all about.

https://www.facebook.com/events/144459205745074/

06/25/2013

With a style as unique as its members, WILBERTA has found a fresh new sound for a young generation. Their all-encompassing compositions and original concept toward collaborative performance have defined the group as a leading force on the Los Angeles music scene.

WILBERTA embodies a fresh interpretation of instrumental and vocal music, drawing inspiration from artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, and Radiohead. The band was created with the intensions of expanding the boundaries of music by breaking down genre walls. The music presents a sleek combination of improvisation, met with powerful rhythmic intensity and soaring melodies.

The band features Daniel Richardson on saxophones, Michael McTaggart and Brandon Bae on guitar, Jonathan Richards on bass, Jonathan Pinson on drums, and Dustin Warren on vocals. Propelled by a progressive new vision for music, WILBERTA offers a raw and indefinable alternative for primed music listeners.

Coming this Thursday, you will see what these cats are all about.

https://www.facebook.com/events/144459205745074/

Lineup just posted...Many amazing MOMAI acts will be performing here!112 acts of all different genres! Musicians from al...
04/25/2013
Drawing on the Moon

Lineup just posted...Many amazing MOMAI acts will be performing here!

112 acts of all different genres! Musicians from all over the world coming together for a historic event, Drawing on the Moon. A full-moon art & music retreat in Malibu, CA. Early tickets are limited and available now on the website!
LINE-UP v1.0 // 112 ACTS +
WEBSITE:
http://drawingonthemoon.com/
TICKETS:
http://drawingonthemoon.eventbee.com/

FULL MOON RETREAT
ART / MUSIC / DANCE / CEREMONY / FILM / PERFORMANCE
http://drawingonthemoon.com/

Hey, Community!!! lets help this amazingly gifted artist in the recording of her debut album. Really looking forward to ...
10/26/2012
Sheela Bringi - Debut Album

Hey, Community!!! lets help this amazingly gifted artist in the recording of her debut album. Really looking forward to hearing this album Sheela. Take at look at her indiegogo page for more info and SUPPORT!!!

http://www.indiegogo.com/sheelabringi

Help Sheela Bringi release her debut album and acquire a travel-worthy harp to take on tour to India, Japan, and Europe

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10/20/2012

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Complete Voting Instructions (Pass it on!! :)Voting starts immediately after the show and continues from 9pm-2am PST and...
09/13/2012
America's Got Talent - Vote

Complete Voting Instructions (Pass it on!! :)

Voting starts immediately after the show and continues from 9pm-2am PST and 5am EST.

People can vote up to 40 times each.
Each person is allowed to vote 10x per method.
1. Voting online at NBC
Follow this link and vote for William
http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent/vote/

2. Voting on Facebook.
Follow this link and vote for William
http://apps.facebook.com/nbc-agt-vote/

3. By phone - 1.866.602.4805

4. By text for AT&T users:
Text the word VOTE to 1.866.602.4805

This is a huge momentous occasion for our dear friend William, for everyone who has been touched by his music and creativity for the art community at large and for the country. Please show your support! Thank you!!!

Watch video clips from the America's Got Talent TV show on NBC. View videos, episode recaps, photos & bios; Find cast member information & play online games on the official NBC website.

09/13/2012

Please Tune in and vote!! Your votes make a huge difference.
Voting starts immediately after the show and lasts continues from 9pm-12am.

People can vote up to 40 times each.
Each person is allowed to vote 10x per method.
1. Voting online at NBC
Follow this link and vote for William
http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent/vote/

2. Voting on Facebook.
Follow this link and vote for William
http://apps.facebook.com/nbc-agt-vote/

3. By phone - Williams number will be announced during the show.

4. By text for AT&T users:
Text the word VOTE to the last 4 digits of williams voting phone number.

This is a huge momentous occasion for our dear friend William, for everyone who has been touched by his music and creativity for the art community at large and for the country. Please show your support this one last time. Thank you!!!

We did it! We made it to the finals of America's Got Talent with the help of all of you who have watched and voted. Now ...
09/08/2012
America's Got Talent - Vote

We did it! We made it to the finals of America's Got Talent with the help of all of you who have watched and voted.
Now we have one last opportunity to show the world the beauty of the Earth Harp and to support our friend William Close as he performs in the Final round on September 12th.

Please spread the word and join the event on fb:
https://www.facebook.com/events/495475423798056/

William will be performing with the Earth Harp Collective Dream Team: Sarah Werrin, Nadia Duggin, Rich Sherwood, Gordon Bash, Onyay Pheori, Thomas Hjorth, Laura Vall, Scott Passaglia, Jeff Vincent Parise, Matt Kendall, Selkie Hom, Donna Mo & Onisha Moore

Please Tune in and vote!! Your votes make a huge difference.
Voting starts immediately after the show from 9-11.

People can vote up to 40 times each.
Each person is allowed to vote 10x per method.
1. Voting online at NBC
Follow this link and vote for William
http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent/vote/

2. Voting on Facebook.
Follow this link and vote for William
http://apps.facebook.com/nbc-agt-vote/

3. By phone - Williams number will be announced during the show.

4. By text for AT&T users:
Text the word VOTE to the last 4 digits of williams voting phone number.

This is a huge momentous occasion for our dear friend William, for everyone who has been touched by his music and creativity for the art community at large and for the country. Please show your support this one last time. Thank you!!!

Watch video clips from the America's Got Talent TV show on NBC. View videos, episode recaps, photos & bios; Find cast member information & play online games on the official NBC website.

09/07/2012

Tonight MOMAI and Robin's Sculpture Garden present a FREE line up of music, dance and acrobatics from 7-10:00pm for First Friday on Abbot Kinney blvd!

Fabiano Do Nascimento 7-7:45
Milo Gonzales 8:45-9:30
more music, dance, and circus arts throughout. Please join us!

1632 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice

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08/26/2012

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Vote For William Close!!! True Talent!! True Brother!! True New Father!! Vote easily, free and up to 30 times!http://www...
07/25/2012
America's Got Talent - Vote

Vote For William Close!!! True Talent!! True Brother!! True New Father!!

Vote easily, free and up to 30 times!
http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent/vote/

Watch video clips from the America's Got Talent TV show on NBC. View videos, episode recaps, photos & bios; Find cast member information & play online games on the official NBC website.

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07/23/2012

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I am performing tomorrow night and the competition is fierce!! Please watch and vote!  You can vote 10 times per method ...
07/22/2012

I am performing tomorrow night and the competition is fierce!! Please watch and vote! You can vote 10 times per method - txt , phone, online

I am joined by Rafe Pearlman, Rich Sherwood, Gordon Bash, Jessarae, Scott Passalgia, Jeff Parise and Sarah Werrin Close!

I will be wearing a great piece from LA fashion line CLADE!

Thanks for the support!!




Sent from my iPhone

William Close

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06/27/2012

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----------------June 29th -------------------     Tasuni- Mak and Momai Present Night under African Skies. Photographic ...
06/12/2012

----------------June 29th -------------------


Tasuni- Mak and Momai Present Night under African Skies.

Photographic Exhibit by Cary Sullivan Of Afro FUNKE

The BIzung Family Band (Ghana)

Mystic Nomad Album Release (KENYA)

AFikan Cuisine and Drum work shops.

Momai 711 Hampton Ave Venice, CA

Untitled Album
06/06/2012

Untitled Album

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06/01/2012

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05/16/2012

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MOMAI good times
05/03/2012

MOMAI good times

04/27/2012
Museum of Music and Instruments (MOMAI)

Museum of Music and Instruments (MOMAI)

MOMAI -Spring World Music Series Presents- Fusion

Tonight is our second installation of MOMAI's Spring world Music Series Fusion Night.

The nights have been Historic. If you were lucky enough to experience Part ONE of the MOMAI Fusion N...ights then Im sure theres been something missing in your life ever since. Sheera, Te'Amir, and Brandon left a serious dent in the roof, and we're hoping Part D...eux can kick it right off the hinges..

http://www.facebook.com/events/165234730266375/

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Los Angeles, CA
90291

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(310) 452-3399

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