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Global Artists Collective presents ‘Exploring Cross-Cultural Connections in Performance’ featuring hip hop & Zimbabwean performer Draze, Eric & Encarnación's Duo Flamenco, hip hop soul band Global Heat with MC PSMIITH & Unleashed b-boys, and KUDJO band led by Ghanian vocalist and songwriter Kudjo Achem. From recent success with his music video "The Hood Ain't The Same" exploring the issue of gentrification in black urban neighborhoods, to his fusion of Zimbabwean music and hip hop, Draze and band represent a future direction in world hip hop. http://draze206.com/ Eric & Encarnación have received international acclaim for the deep connection and intense energy permeating their traditional Flamenco performances. With Flamenco de Raiz and world/rock super-group Children of the Revolution, E&E have played sold-out theaters across the NW and headlined Quebec's prestigious World Guitar Festival. http://flamencoseattle.com/ Global Heat is known as “a hip-hoppin' rock fusion, funk rapping, break dancing good time!” [Seattle Art Institute]. For this showcase, they will feature MC PSMIITH, ill Gem Joe, & Unleashed b-boys. www.global-heat.com Paying homage to Fela and Bob Marley, KUDJO’s original tunes are rooted in traditional African sounds and reggae. In addition to leader Kudjo Achem from Accra, Ghana, the band includes fellow Ghanaian drummer Yaw Amponsah (son of legendary palm-wine guitarist Koo Nimo) and Seattle musicians on lead guitar, keyboards, saxophone, bass, and percussion. http://www.kudjomusic.com/
Global Heat with PSMIITH and Unleashed b-boys. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Huntamer Park in Woodland Square For Information: Lacey Parks and Recreation, (360) 491-0857
Global Heat featuring MC PSMiith & Unleashed b-boys hit the main stage at Renton River Festival 3:15-4:15 pm on Saturday, July 26 at Liberty Park in Renton, WA. Gonna be rockin' with Bob Antolin on sax & guitar, the Mad Scientist Rob on keys, Marvin Shields, Jr on vocals & bass, and Mr Natural Demetrius Williams on drums. http://www.rentonriverdays.org/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1393877037562882/ NW Folklife Festival presents 'THE SOUND OF AFRICATOWN’, a special live hip hop show to celebrate the Seattle Africatown initiative.
Global Heat plays the Community Stage at 2 pm. Lots of other music all days. Come party!
Sounds Like: The Roots, The Pharcyde, Common, Macklemore, Talib Kweli
Label: Red Pill Records / Paradise Road Music
Manager: Paradise Road Music / Rob Pastorok
Bio: Global Heat has toured nationally and internationally since 2006 to provide high-energy entertainment for festivals, concerts, and other events. Formed as a collaboration of international musicians living in the Pacific Northwest (USA), Global Heat was a featured act at the 2006 Shanghai Internat...See Full Bio