Saturday March 26th
with special guest African Sciences
alongside resident djs
Cecil, Cali, and Be Brown
hosted by heyLove* and Ms. Nabong
The New Parish
579 18th St. @ San Pablo | Oakland
10pm - 2am
$5 b4 11 / $10 after
african scienceS * live
From Nashville to New York, Jimi Hendrix endured the derision of band leaders who resented his edgy playing style even firing him from low paying lounge gigs. Then in London, he assembled his band, The Experience, and commenced a journey that would etch his name on the very top of the list of all time greatest electric guitar players.
Bob Marley and The Wailers were written off as too poppy by reggae purists until their first tour in England facilitated a fateful meeting with Island Records producer, Chris Blackwell. Blackwell funded the recording of their first full length album and eventually there sound caught on with both reggae and rock audiences paving the way for Bob to become one of musics most beloved icons.
Early this year, when London’s preeminent taste maker, Gilles Peterson, began playing tracks from the latest album by Oakland based producer African Sciences, it began to look as if-yet again-Europe was drawing American attention toward brilliant musical talent based in our own backyard.
African Sciences has been making brilliant music for years. His sound pulls stirring emotional compositions overs complex rhythmic frameworks with influences as far reaching as Detroit techno and London broken soul. His production techniques are of a kind with hip-hop and house. His aesthetic resonates with the progressive and existential tendencies of jazz.
The mighty family that is thePeople party is a living testament to the fact that Oakland is a thriving point in the network of underground dance and soul music. What better way to honor that spirit than with a visit from one of Oakland’s own most forward looking producers.
THE PEOPLE :: AFRICAN SCIENCE (LIVE) :: MARCH 2011 :: PHOTO GALLERY :: RSVP EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY