Today Red Bull released it’s newest web series Mavens. Mavens is a 3 part mini doc series that features a unique female powerhouse in each episode.
Red Bull premiered Mavens on a rainy Tuesday night at Williamsburg’s ever pleasing venue / nightclub/ bar/coffee shop / concept space Kinfolk. The night began with fare from Bedford Cheese Shoppe and signature Red Bull Cocktails.
Then everyone settled in to watch the premiere of Mavens. The first episode followed Jocelyn Cooper who is a partner in Afropunk. Cooper is a serious force to be reckoned with. In this mini doc we get a behind the scenes look at the dichotomy of Jocelyn planning the music festival sensation Afropunk while making deviled eggs for her closest group of friends.
The next piece followed international street artist Magda Love as she prepares to paint the largest mural in New York City. The wall is on City as a School High School where she has been a long time mentor to the students. Seeing Magda at work is truly spectacular. Also, if you never heard of City As School I urge you to check it out. What they are doing for today’s youth is really incredible. Learn about City As School and find out if you can contribute here.
The third installment of Mavens centers around Mindy Abovitz the founder of Tom Tom Magazine. Tom Tom Magazine is the only magazine in the world dedicated to female drummers. For the past few years Mindy has brought a variety of drumming performances to contemporary art spaces around the US. They are designed to explore express the undocumented history of female drummers. Mindy breaks down the history of female drummers into 4 movements. From silence to chaos and beyond.
The night ended with a live drum performance by MASS which was wild and crazy. It fit the acoustics at Kinfolk perfectly. Mavens has perfectly showcased a group of bad ass artists. I urge you to watch all 3 Mavens mini docs. Honestly I can’t pick a favorite.