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SOUND PATTERNS / Studio Visit / Barry Bishop

In our next our Studio Visit we check out our SOUND PATTERNS featured artist Barry Bishop. Check out his and the other artists work on exhibit at The Bowie State University Gallery of Art in their Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC) thru March 30th.  Gallery hours: Mon and Tues: 10 – 6 pm, Wed: 9 – 7 pm, Thurs: 10 – 5 pm, Fri: 9 – 5 pm, Sat: 12 – 6 pm.  For info click here.

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SOUND PATTERNS / Studio Visit / Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell

In our next our Studio Visit we check out our SOUND PATTERNS featured artist Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell. Check out hers and the other artists work on exhibit at The Bowie State University Gallery of Art in their Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC) thru March 30th.  Gallery hours: Mon and Tues: 10 – 6 pm, Wed: 9 – 7 pm, Thurs: 10 – 5 pm, Fri: 9 – 5 pm, Sat: 12 – 6 pm.  For info click here.

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SOUND PATTERNS / Studio Visit / Ja’Mon Jackson

Check out our Studio Visit with SOUND PATTERNS featured artist: Ja’Mon Jackson.  Check out his and the other artists work on exhibit this week at The Bowie State University Gallery of Art in their Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC) thru March 17th.  Gallery hours: Mon and Tues: 10 – 6 pm, Wed: 9 – 7 pm, Thurs: 10 – 5 pm, Fri: 9 – 5 pm, Sat: 12 – 6 pm.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – The Ethiopia Edition / Wayna

 

Untitled-1Meet Wayna, a highly notable Grammy nominated singer/songwriter who will be performing this Saturday at our SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – The Ethiopia Edition live performance at Tropicalia.  Wayna, who is of Ethiopian descent, was part of the team that traveled with us to Addis, and was hugely instrumental in the success that we had there.

How has your environment influenced your music?

It has given me the life experiences from which I draw the subject matter and values, which influence the music profoundly.

How do you feel about hip-hop culture and if you’re a fan, have you incorporated it into your music?

I became a fan, after working with so many hip-hop purists.  I have incorporated in my work the storyteller style of writing, improvisation, and some poetic techniques.

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Ester Rada

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Ester Rada is an Israeli singer with Ethiopian cultural roots. From Nina Simone, to Erykah Badu  and Jill Scott, Rada’s musical influences allow her to combine the sounds of funk, soul, and R&B to create Ethio-Soul.  Check out her single “Out” here