DERRICK N. ASHONG & SOULFЀGE LIVE at ‘ONE: THE EVENT'
AT MEMORIAL STADIUM SEATTLE-CENTER
(Published: September 07, 2011)
New York, NY, September 7, 2011-Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège will be performing live at Memorial Stadium Seattle-Center, in Seattle, WA, at ‘One: The Event' (www.onetheevent.org), hosted by One Becoming One on Sunday, September 11, 2011.
"Here are musicians, poised with a positive vibe and with lyrics so uplifting that you actually believe, if only for one night, that slowly, out of a species-wide weariness for discord and conflict, a new world mood may emerge from the street and the Net, somehow defying the odds-a spirit of promise and hope and harmony, a spirit that denies dissonance. Soulfège lets us dream such sweet dreams, in vibrant colors."
At ‘One: The Event' Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège will be performing songs from their previous critically-acclaimed CD, Take Back the Mic, and their latest CD, AFropolitan, to be released in October 2011. Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège are a refreshingly original and exciting group of musicians who provide an eclectic blend of Hip-Hop, Reggae, Funk, World Beat and West African Highlife music to create an integral musical mélange of style and substance. They combine driving rhythms, authentic musicianship, the crisp vocals and harmonies of Derrick (also on guitar) and co-founder Jonathan M. Gramling, and provocatively elevating lyrics. Along with Derrick & Jonathan the band will feature drumming phenomenon Stix ‘Mr. Pocket' Bones, bassist Jeff Leonard, keyboard wizard Micah Hulscher, and Atta Addo on percussion. They are a powerful live act and a vivid new voice that has perpetually electrified audiences with their joyous ‘Afropolitan' fusion.
"Its [Soulfège's] members realized they had the platform to reach ears not only with their music-a fusion of thumping African music and rhythms, sweet reggae breezes, funk, and hip-hop-but also with their message."
-The Boston Globe
Soulfège's previous CD, Take Back the Mic, debuted in the top 10 of the JamBands.com/Relix Magazine Radio Chart and the top 100 of the Jazz Week World Chart. The music and their social movement have been featured in such major media as VanityFair.com, MTV Africa, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, MNet Africa, ABC Chronicle and BBC Worldservice, reaching 146 million listeners world-wide. Check out their dynamic, stylistically diverse AFropolitan, to be released in October 2011.
Show Time: Music portion of the show between 4:00 and 7:00 PM
Admission: FREE, advanced: http://www.brownpapertick...
Location: Memorial Stadium Seattle-Center, Seattle, WA
Visit Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège on the Web: www.derrickashong.com
Contact info for Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège:
Redwood Entertainment Inc.
More Information: http://www.derrickashong.com