Our two days of programming at West Virginia State University (an HBCU and our first college/university engagement of 2017) turned out to be one of our best experiences at a college or university, to date. The town has crazy hidden cultural gems and the school has this chill familial vibe.
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Meet Sound of the City – a highly notable DC area band, who will be performing throughout our live performance on Saturday.
Sound of the City Band is an all-star group, bringing together multi-talented producers, musicians, and artists. Sound of the City, lead by Biscuit Bynum (drummer) and Precious Joubert (lead vocalist), has provided instrumental backing for many local, nation, and international artists.
S.O.T.C. has been called the primary sound behind DC’s underground music scene, along with being the most requested band on the east coast. These musicians have performed on tour with Raheem Devaughn [The Jill Scott Real Thing Tour 2008], and have performed in almost every major venue in the DC area including Constitution Hall, The Lincoln Theatre, The 9:30 Club, The Black Cat, The Birchmere, and the Merriweather Post Pavillion.
Sound of the City has played for and shared the stage with many major artists such as Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius, Chrisette Michelle, Keyshia Cole, Algebra Lessett, Joe, Raheem Devaughn, Glenn Lewis, Chuck Brown, Floetry, Biz Markie, Ledisi, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, Wu Tang, and many more….
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Our SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia programming is far from over. Join us on Saturday June 4th, at Tropicalia in DC, as we conduct a special edition of SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE where we fuse our influences from our trip to Addis Ababa with our live performance. For tickets and more info click here.
Really looking forward to this event (produced by Risikat Okedeyi – who I’ve had the pleasure of working with on a range of her events), as I’m assisting with the creative marketing. Its called nomads + tribes and is a counter-culture New Year’s Eve event, meaning you’ll be treated to WAY more than your typical New Year’s song-and-dance. Check out the event details clicking here
Haven’t posted my design work in a MIN, but I’m pretty proud of this package I’ve been producing. Above is part of a content design and marketing package I’ve been developing for Lil So So Production’s (LSP) Nomads and Tribes New Year’s 2015 New Year’s event that’s taking place at a venue in Washington, DC called Song Byrd. Please note that LSP designed the n + t logo. For info about the event click here and to review the additional visual bios of the amazing DJs and performers click Read the rest of this entry
Despite the rain, this edition of CAN I KICK IT? was one of our biggest, yet. We actually had to post-pone last month’s installment to due to severe heat and then the storming that followed. And since we received a great deal of interest regarding the movie (Big Trouble in Little China), in addition to 2-Tone and I being fans as well, we decided to screen it for our July event.
Props to everyone that attended, the staff at Marvin for holding us down, Alexis, TC, and Cherisse for our PR/marketing support, and huge salute to Sherry, Frankie and their Soul and Ink team for conducting their live screen printing experience. Stay tuned, as we’ll definitely have them back for other screenings.
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Who or what first got you interested in photography?
I’ve always been into creating visuals. I’ve been teaching myself photoshop since 12 years old. At about 20 years old, my close friend purchased a digital camera. I borrowed his camera whenever I wanted to shoot something but soon after, his mother felt I was borrowing it too much so I barley asked for it, which was a blessing in disguise. That’s when I had to purchase my own camera, it was a Polaroid.
Early on what were some of the first things that you began to document?
I’m a people person. Generally, healthy and organic interactions make it easier to coexist amongst others. My subjects are made up of creative individuals, all of whom are chasing a dream to create a better reality for themselves. Via photography, I’m simply assisting them on their journey but subconsciously building a body of work of my own. For the entire read click Read the rest of this entry
I was first introduced to the art of photography while at Howard university. While there I was surrounded with friends also interested in the arts. After discussing our dreams and aspirations to do what we saw in the magazines, we decided to start doing our own photo shoots. From that point on I was hooked on the idea of capturing the beautiful things around me with my camera.
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