thePeople - Saturday - August 27th
with special guest Ian Friday
alongside resident Cali
hosted by heyLove* & Ms. Nabong
The New Parish
579 18th St | Oakland
10pm - 2am
$5 before 11 / $10 after
SPECIAL GUEST DJ * IAN FRIDAY
One of the most important roles of an artist is to help us sort through the distractions of modern life and remind us of our most cherished values. Its a role that Ian Friday has been playing throughout his career. Ian Friday started the original Tea Party. No not the one you hear about on cable news. His Tea Party is an arts collective that began in 1994. Before the phrase Tea Party was being used to conjure fear anger, Ian's Tea Party was creating a platform for some of the most important voices of our generation from Erykah Badu and Mos Def to Saul Williams and Vernon Reid.
In 2006, Ian formed Tea Party Music and since then has had a hand in the release of now classic tracks exemplified by "Life Starts Today" featuring Byron Moore. Every Thursday night at the Sullivan Room in Manhattan, Tea Party Music collaborates with other luminaries like the Afro Mosaic Soul dance crew and special guests like Osunlade and Karizma to create Libation: New York's premiere soulful dance weekly. With Ian as the resident, Libation, has become a New York institution.
Ian's vision as a dj, producer, and cultural curator, has lead him to an illustrious slough of venues from London to Osaka. And it has inspired artists and soldiers of love the world over, including The People crew themselves. It is therefore, only right that The People welcome back Ian Friday.
THE PEOPLE :: IAN FRIDAY :: AUGUST 2011 :: PHOTO GALLERY :: RSVP EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY