The Chicago Collective was the amazing opening act for Angelique Kidjo’s concert this past Saturday night. If you know the Chicago Collective at all, then you know that their performance was satiated in soul. The theme of their performance was Reaching Water. As I watched Tyler Brooks, Jessica Anderson, and Kadesia Woods perform, I was moved by the flawless interweaving of spoken word, African drumming, singing, and movement. It was as if I was reliving the development of the afro-musical form myself. The passionate performance resonated deep within me when the Collective finished the piece by singing the evolution of afro-fusion music. It’s no surprise their piece Continue Reading
This past Thursday night some current members and past members of Everyday People (EP) and The Sea People took the stage at the Coho for a night of good fun, good people, and good music. Check the video after the jump.
EP broke from their traditional set of a cappella, dropping a beat and a melody. The EP performance was a wonderful set of acts including Continue Reading
On Saturday, February 18th, Stanford’s Asian American Students’ Association (AASA) hosted the Listen to the Silence the Concert, and event that followed the Asian American community issues conference of the same name. For the night, Cubberly Auditorium’s stage was home to a dialogue of important themes translated into an intimate display of the arts, ranging from spoken word to dance.
Stanford’s very own Alliance Streetdance team Continue Reading
Def Jam legends Bill Adler and Cey Adams rolled through MMAP (Mural Music & Arts Project) in East Palo Alto on February 8, 2012, to share their experiences and advice to a room full of aspiring young artists. Bill Adler and Cey Adams are known for their pioneering careers at what has been called “the last great record label,” aka Def Jam. Most recently, they collaborated on a book project titled “Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label,” which showcases Continue Reading
Y’all have already been introduced to Alberto “FineSse” Guzman on an earlier post on here. This time we’re featuring his new single called “Until Then”. The track is written and produced by the man himself and will be part of his upcoming album, “Catching Up with Yesterday”.
A smooth flow and mellow instrumental means Continue Reading
On Saturday night, hundreds of Stanford students thronged the lawn of Sigma Nu for a night of collective grooving unrivalled in recent memory. The event, of course, was Snowchella, Sigma Nu and Kappa Kappa Gamma’s third annual concert to benefit Support for International Change. And the morning-after consensus was Continue Reading
The Chocolate Heads debuted their 2012 show Red Shift Friday February 3, 2012 in a packed studio in Roble Gym. Standing room only, audience members included high-profile Stanford faculty such as Dean of Residential Arts Jim Cadena and esteemed choreographer Robert Moses, who mingled amongst Stanford students and outside guests who came to experience an incredible show. The energy in the room was mysterious and anxious as audience members softly chatted about what the term ‘Red-Shift’ could mean in the context of performance. All questions were answered when the lights dimmed and Continue Reading
If you live on campus and you haven’t heard of Allure aka Alvin Addo c/o ’12, you need to listen up. Allure is an artist/producer hailing from Oklahoma City. He’s been producing for about 5 years and has been writing for the past 3 years. After the release of his The PipeDreams EP project in 2011, he’s now gearing up to release Continue Reading
The Chocolate Heads Movement Band explodes into the universe in the third year of production, with the original dance theater work, “Red Shift”, directed and choreographed by Aleta Hayes and created in collaboration with the Chocolate Heads Band. Calling on a gifted cadre of dancers, artist -scholars, designers and professional artists from across the Stanford University campus and Bay Area, the Chocolate Heads have created a new work dance theater & performance installation inspired by Continue Reading
It was another amazingly warm, “winter” day at Stanford. While the rest of the world hibernates from the rain or snow, we bask in the glow of… midterms??? Yea, the quarter system has a way of sneaking up on all of us. So… to ease your mind during these times, here is another soulful track from Stephen Henderson. Continue Reading