HONK! Fest momentum picks up steam, w/20+ street bands, multiple programs, & more –9, 2022

HONK! Festival: 17th Annual Festival of Activist Street Bands, this year totaling 20+. A wide variety of musical / activist events planned in Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston. All free, held outdoors, rain or shine.

HONK! Logo

HONK! Logo

SOMERVILLE, Mass.Sept. 18, 2022PRLogHONK! Festival (honkfest.org). The worldwide activist street band movement. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. Or perhaps, if not, you can catch-up by first checking out this wiki, since yes, HONK! does warrant its own: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HONK! While there, you will also discover that, yes, this movement all began right here in Somerville, Mass.

This worldwide HONK! movement was instigated in October 2006 by the Somerville-based Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band. That very first ever HONK! Festival is now going on seventeen years strong on the local level, prevailing annually in early October, even in spite of the very recent tough years. HONK! has always been clear on its most basic premise, to literally blast out, musically loud and rhythmically direct, a call to come together. To gather outside in celebrating the many positive aspects of life – while also delivering a heads up if those positives take a negative turn.

During those aforementioned tough recent years, specifically 2020 and 2021, the Somerville-based HONK! organizers just pivoted to present those particular annual HONK!s in ways that made sense given the obvious obstacles. In 2020, HONK! United (honkunited.org) was born, a very spirited international online collaboration. Through that endeavor, HONK! became increasingly aware of kindred spirit bands who are very active within their own home fronts, some bands located as far afield as Antarctica, Nicaragua, and Brazil. It is a fact that HONK! is indeed a movement that keeps growing worldwide. At last count, there are now over 21 large HONK! gatherings that have been held throughout the world, several of which are held annually.

In 2021, the Somerville-based HONK! turned its eye to championing very hyperlocal neighborhood causes, narrowing its programming date to a specific day, and within that, branching out to support even more Boston-area communities, which often encompass neighborhoods that are only a few city blocks wide. The bands who participated in 2021 also harkened from more local areas. In other words, bands who were able to head back and sleep in their own respective beds at the end of the HONK! 2021 day.

For 2022, the band participation will continue to include many local HONK!-related bands who have sprouted up over the years, inspired by the original HONK! efforts that all began in Somerville. But this year, there will also be a few bands coming in, as in physically coming in, from far outside New England, with Banda Rim Bam Bum traveling in from Santiago, Chile, and the NOLA-based Young Fellaz Brass Band returning to HONK! after a hiatus of several years. The current list of band participants for 2022 can be found at https://honkfest.org/2022-festival/bands-2022.

Basic listings information:

HONK! Festival

17th Annual Festival of Activist Street Bands.

October 6-9, 2022

Held in Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston neighborhoods.

Held outdoors rain or shine.

Free and open to all; if interested in volunteering, contact volunteer@honkfest.org.

For further information: www.honkfest.org, info@honkfest.org, 781-285-8639.

The full press release text can be found at:

http://cdn.honkfest.org/wp-content/images/HONKPR_onLetterhead_2022.pdf .

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XFai Momentum Leading to Defi Disruption

Ever since the private sale, XFai has continued to gain in momentum and considerable interest from not only those who wish to use XFai’s technology to further strengthen their business interests but also from key players and luminaries within the blockchain industry. Today, the team at XFai is happy to announce that Roger Ver, one of the key early believers of Bitcoin and blockchain technology and the CEO of Bitcoin.com, has partnered with XFai through a strategic investment.

While both XFai’s launch method and the DEX Liquidity Oracle are far from the norm, we are glad to witness a wave of support from experts within the field who are knowledgeable about the technical brilliance and also endorse the vision of XFai. The strong show of support from the key industry leaders was further strengthened during the private sale of XFai’s native XFIT token, as the private sale witnessed a raise of $3.8 million US dollars within just 12 hours, making the XFai private sale as one of the largest, most successful raises within the recent DeFi ecosystem. We strongly believe that the key driver to XFai’s continued success is found in the ability of XFai’s Potentializer and DLO (DEX Liquidity Oracle) to fill the ever-increasing gap between the large tokens and the small to mid-cap tokens when it comes to the chances of these tokens being included to reap the benefits of Defi.

“XFai stood out to me due to the potential of their oracle to unlock incredible opportunities in the space. XFai enables actual decentralization by allowing small and mid-cap tokens to finally have a seat at the table. I look forward to watching XFai become a game-changer in the Defi space by providing a solid foundation for future projects to build upon,” says Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com

As Mr. Ver has mentioned, XFai is focusing on enabling actual decentralization. We strongly believe that the main driver of true decentralization must begin with inclusiveness that can be transformed into true strength within the market. The upcoming XFai’s XFIT Liquidity Generation Event (LGE) on April 8th is thus designed to welcome all interested community members to join the DeFi revolution led by XFai in a fair and efficient manner, while removing hurdles such as multiple transactions and high gas fees.

The team at XFai wholeheartedly welcome the support of Mr. Ver in the power of XFai to invite small and mid-cap tokens to the larger DeFi narrative and benefits, and look forward to working in close cooperation in continuing to offer the much-needed revolution to the untapped 250 Billion US Dollar market size of the small and mid-cap tokens.

About XFai

XFai develops tooling for the DeFi space, graphing it to build game-changing products. The XFai DLO is set to invite mid and small-cap tokens to start earning APY on their token holdings, while the XFai LGE is set to become industry-first in providing a more efficient, transparent, and fair way for everyone to get involved at an early stage. The LGE for XFai’s native token, XFIT, is set to launch on 8th April 2021. We invite everyone to join the DeFi revolution, spearheaded by XFai.

Momentum Carpet & Floor Care, LLC. Evolved Into Arizona’s First All-in-One Cleaning Solution

Keeping a home or business clean takes a lot of effort. Not everybody has the time for it. Bacteria, dust, dander, and mold build up can make a home or working environment unhealthy. Dirt and grime can trigger allergies, or worst, cause someone to catch an illness.

In the heart of Phoenix Arizona in the year 2011, Kamil Tuma started his carpet cleaning business, Momentum Carpet & Floor Care, LLC., and witnessed firsthand that his customers floors were not the only place where there was dirt and grime build-up.

“I quickly realized that there was a need for more than just carpet cleaning.” Kamil saw the potential of his business and started tinkering with ideas of doing more than just cleaning carpets. “Customers asked me to clean carpets and before I knew it, they were asking me to clean furniture, windows, their building, home.”

Momentum Carpet & Floor Care, LLC. has grown from doing the typical work as a carpet, upholstery and tile-grout cleaner to power washing, natural stone cleaning, gutter cleaning, stripping and waxing floors, windows cleaning, mattress cleaning, deep house cleaning and disinfectant services for viruses (like Coronavirus) and bacteria.

Kamil says, “We do everything now. If we are not cleaning carpets, we have maids cleaning homes or we are stripping and waxing the floor for commercial buildings.”

Kamil and his team are the official cleaners for Main Event Entertainment in Arizona. Main Event is a family fun center with food, video games and bowling – they have multiple locations throughout the valley. The foot traffic and food alone dirty the carpets in only a few weeks.

“No matter how big or small the job is, our only focus is to make whatever it is we are cleaning look and feel brand new.” Kamil smiles with pride, “That is why we have nearly one-hundred five-star reviews on the internet. We are exceptionally good at what we do, and it shows.”

Kamil and his family moved to America from the Czech Republic a little over 20-years ago.

“I am living the American Dream,” Kamil unabashedly admits. “We clean our customers home and business with love. We do not use harsh chemicals. We always try to utilize organic materials. We clean with perfection and that is why we are so successful.”