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50% of sales go to the charity Half The Sky Movement.
Label: Hurricane Doria Records
Manager: Calavino Donati
Bio: After relocating to Atlanta in 1996 from Philadelphia, singer/songwriter Doria Roberts stumbled into the legendary Eddie’s Attic Open Mic just hoping to get a chance to play. Instead, she wound up winning its bi-annual shoot out (which has also been won by John Mayer and Jennifer Nettles) .
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Hey Friends, I'm playing at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta tomorrow! The last time I performed at the High was college night with Michelle Malone and...John Mayer. True story. Anyway, I have two short sets, one (very early) and a later one TBA, BUT I'll be there all night to hear my dear friend Lonnie Holley perform along with Cicada Rhythm, Rex Hussmann and other guests. It's all ages and the link is below (you get access to the car exhibit that's there as well). Hope to see you and spread the word. Word.
I'm doing song #104 Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff" and trying to raise $500 for SFK! Ticket link is my donation page. Please check it out and donate what you can! Thanks in advance! 500 SONGS FOR KIDS features over 1000 musicians performing 500 songs and will take place over four consecutive weekends in Atlanta. All proceeds benefit SONGS FOR KIDS FOUNDATION, which brings musicians year-round to children's hospitals and special needs kids camps. To learn more, please visit http://www.songsforkidsfoundation.org or http://www.facebook.com/songsforkidsfoundation 500 Songs For Kids 2014 Counting down Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time! April 10 + 11 + 12 - Smith's Olde Bar April 17 + 18 + 19 - The Earl April 24 + 25 + 26 - The Loft at Center Stage May 1 + 2 + 3 - The Loft at Center Stage ALL TICKETS FOR 500 SONGS FOR KIDS 2014 ARE PAY WHAT YOU WANT!
Doria Roberts once again returns to Red Light Café along with her band The Blackeyed Susans! Indie folk-rocking singer / songwriter Pete Helfrich opens the show.
I'll be opening the night for international world music artist Angelique Kidjo. ANGELIQUE KIDJO'S BIO: n an expansive career marked as much by extraordinary musical achievement as passionate advocacy for her homeland of Africa, Angelique Kidjo has found many ways to celebrate the rich, enlightening truth about the continent’s women beyond the media spotlight. On Eve, her highly anticipated Savoy Records debut named for her own mother as well as the mythical “mother of all living,” the Beninese born, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter builds on this ever-evolving legacy with a 13-track, three interlude set of melodically rich, rhythmically powerful expressions of female empowerment. These songs become all the more intimate and emotionally urgent with Kidjo’s dynamic collaborations with traditional women’s choirs from Kenya and various cities and villages in Benin. The singer and her newfound native lady friends sing in a wide array of native Beninese languages, including Fon (Kidjo’s first language), Yoruba, Goun, and Mina. “Eve is an album of remembrance of African women I grew up with and a testament to the pride and strength that hide behind the smile that masks everyday troubles,” says Kidjo, whose accolades include a 20 year discography, thousands of concerts around the world and being named “Africa’s premier diva” (Time Magazine) and “the undisputed Queen of African Music” (Daily Telegraph). “They exuded a positivity and grace in a time of hardship. On this recording I am letting the voices of the women show their beauty to the world,” she adds. “Eve is all about showcasing the positivity they bring to their villages, cities, culture and the world.” Kidjo, whose star-studded 2008 recording Djin Djin won a Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album and whose last studio recording Oyo was nominated in the same category, has enjoyed a long history of crossover collaborations with greats from the jazz and pop worlds—including Carlos Santana, Josh Groban, Peter Gabriel, Branford Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Roy Hargrove and Alicia Keys. Helping the singer fulfill her vision on Eve are a host of exciting prominent newcomers to her musical circle, including guitarist and keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend (who appears on “Bomba” and “Hello”); Nigerian Folk singer ASA on “Eva”; legendary pianist Dr. John, who adds his New Orleans magic to “Kulumbu”; The Kronos Quartet, bringing their classical flair to the simple choir and percussion arrangement of “Ebile”; and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, heightening the dramatic impact of the folk influenced “Awalole,” a piece about the young generation of women who will one day become the future leaders of the continent. The traditional Congolese song “Bana” features the soulful, weathered vocals of a Kidjo’s mother Yvonne, the mother of ten children who put the singer on stage for the first time at age six. The singer is releasing Eve in conjunction with the release of Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music, an autobiography published by Harper Collins. The telling of Kidjo’s dramatic rise ties in perfectly with the female empowerment themes that make Eve an epic achievement in her career. “Eve is dedicated to the women of Africa, to their resilience and their beauty,” says Kidjo. “These women have so little materially yet when they smile, it’s as though they have jumped to the moon and are swinging from it. As long as we are strong, we will move forward with dignity.” As Kidjo sings on “Kulumbu,” “Let’s learn to worship love and friendship. Let’s fall in love with love again!”
This is my final show of the year and a Farm To Ear show so we'll be having dinner and doing a can drive for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Farm to Ear is a celebration of Local Music & Local Food with a vegan through omnivore, appetizer-through-dessert, light and locally-sourced dinner prepared by Chef Calavino & Doria Roberts of Urban Cannibals. This fundraiser dinner & concert brings focus to food justice, food access awareness and donations for food banks through can drives and monetary donations for the purchase of meals.
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Asked by anonymous. Answered on Sat Jul 05 2014