Saturday February 10th 2018
Uhuru Afrika // ft. Osunlade [Yoruba/BBE/Defected] Santorini
Adam Gibbons + Randy Deshaies present a very special
Uhuru Afrika featuring OSUNLADE (Yoruba/BBE/Defected)
Moving into our 10th year of curating high vibrational musical experiences and intentional gatherings, we are beyond excited to welcome to our event, OSUNLADE. Truly one of the most influential and prolific artists of our time. A trailblazer and innovator of afro-rooted dance music. His music has not only been a part of the soundtrack of the Uhuru Afrika parties since it's birth, but helped to inspire the party itself. THIS IS GOING TO BE SPECIAL.
Soundscapes by :
- Adam Gibbons (Uncover Music / Offering Rec : Boston)
- Osunlade (Yoruba/BBE/Defected : Santorini, Greece)
- Sidy Maiga (Uhuru Afrika, Afrimanding : Bamako, Mali)
With live visuals by Jay Medina
Hosted by Goddess Raven Winter
Alexandria greeting you at the door.
SATURDAY Feb 10th : 10pm-2am : 21+ :
$20 At the door, $10 & $15 Advanced Tix at https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1063910
THE BACK ROOM at La Fabrica Nightclub
450 Mass Ave in Central Sq, Cambridge
Special thanks and love to FUSICOLOGY http://fusicology.com/
Positive vibes only / All tribes are welcome in our space.
Osunlade is an artist who personifies art. His music as well as his being creates unified melodies manifested with balance, life and
wisdom. Hailing from St. Louis Missouri, a place known for
pioneering blues, ragtime and jazz as well. At age seven Osunlade discovered the piano and the vision of his life’s destiny was born. By the age twelve he found an interest in creating song. He later formed local bands, taught himself several instruments and studied further the development of his craft. His professional journey began in 1988, at age seventeen during a visit to Hollywood. He quickly caught the ear of choreographer/performer Toni “Mickey” Basil. Offering him a role in the development of musical pieces for several projects including the children’s television series Sesame Street. With her encouragement he quickly moved to Los Angeles and began what would become a long history of music production. A few years later he would produce the very first album for the then independent Interscope Records. The artist was Gerardo, a long time friend and aspiring actor/dancer. “Rico Suave” one of the
very first Latin pop songs and novelty catch phrases to date was born. Now with a multi-platinum album and four gold singles to his name, it wasn’t long before he was afforded many opportunities to master his craft. Within the next years and over twenty albums credited, Osunlade felt the pressures and practices of the music business overshadowed his passion of music. He decided to no longer work under the influences of corporate ideals and demands. Choosing to find spiritual solace and honor his soul, he was led to Ifa, an ancestral based culture/religion based on nature, deriving from the Yoruba tribes of Africa and practiced by the slaves during the Diaspora to America. In 1999, Osunlade would embark on what is now his dream come true. The founding of Yoruba Records. Recognized as one of the most important dance music labels worldwide, Yoruba Records is purely a source of music created to elevate the soul. As the success of the label grew, so did the demand for Osunlade to expand. In 2001 he released his debut album on the respected Soul Jazz Records label. “Paradigm” quickly became one of the biggest house albums that year and dubbed him the messiah of ancestral house music. With the support of DJ’s worldwide and his music now introduced to a wider spectrum of listeners, this veteran musician/composer/producer becoming the artist finally achieved balance within. Now known for his legendary DJ sets, remixes and albums including several mix cd’s, Osunlade has placed himself on solid ground maintaining his reputation of unparalleled quality in music.
We are blessed for the opportunity to gather once again to reconvene and re-affirm our commitment to one another and to the groove. To honor the spiritual and energetic magic that happens when like-minded individuals that are typically disenfranchised by the mainstay nightlife venues are given their deserved space to come together... to commune, to create community and celebrate life, love, music and one another.