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Sweet Soul of Angela Davis

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Angela Davis performs with Detroit’s 313 and many other’s including myself. Angela’s spirit on & off stage warm hearts of all.

Saturday October 15, 2016 at 8pm at Tony V’s Tavern (5756 Cass Ave Detroit MI) Detroit is Different presents “Sweetest Soul: Tribute Concert to Aaliyah, Anita Baker, and Aretha Franklin.” The event features starring performances from soul vocalist Karen Bosco, Angela Davis, and Mona Lizza.

Aaliyah (Haughton), Anita Baker, and Aretha Franklin are all icons internationally but quintessentially Detroit’s own. These three divas in music have captured the essence of Detroit style, soul, and love. This Sweetest Day Detroit is Different honors the legacy of these three greats with the talents and skill of another three of Detroit’s best. Karen Bosco, Angela Davis, and Mona Lizza have performed across the nation for a world of audiences, events, and occasions. This Sweetest Day each singer will give a show that will share their love for Detroit soul.

The Sweetest Soul: Tribute Concert to Aaliyah, Anita, & Aretha is one of the events in the Detroit is Different Concert Series. Click here purchase your tickets today.

Sweet Soul of Mona Lizza

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Mona Lizza is a businesswoman and her business is the performance of music. Mona provides opportunity to artists seeking stages and more.

Saturday October 15, 2016 at 8pm at Tony V’s Tavern (5756 Cass Ave Detroit MI) Detroit is Different presents “Sweetest Soul: Tribute Concert to Aaliyah, Anita Baker, and Aretha Franklin.” The event features starring performances from soul vocalist Karen Bosco, Angela Davis, and Mona Lizza.

Aaliyah (Haughton), Anita Baker, and Aretha Franklin are all icons internationally but quintessentially Detroit’s own. These three divas in music have captured the essence of Detroit style, soul, and love. This Sweetest Day Detroit is Different honors the legacy of these three greats with the talents and skill of another three of Detroit’s best. Karen Bosco, Angela Davis, and Mona Lizza have performed across the nation for a world of audiences, events, and occasions. This Sweetest Day each singer will give a show that will share their love for Detroit soul.

The Sweetest Soul: Tribute Concert to Aaliyah, Anita, & Aretha is one of the events in the Detroit is Different Concert Series. Click here to purchase your tickets to the show today.

Blackman Detroit’s Artist

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“If you could name Woodward after one Detroiter who would it be?” That’s a staple question I ask for all Detroit is Different interviews. Today I feature the person I’d name Woodward Ave after, Blackman. Blackman is an all-around artist. DJ, rapper, singer, visual artist, and any other medium of expression you can think of he offers to the world. Blackman’s journey and work with the Freshfest (Def Jam’s original 1980’s tour), Kid Rock, George Clinton, Trapper’s Alley, Underground Resistance, and so much more are roots that connect with many cultures of Detroit. Also he’s one of the most charismatic people you will meet. Click here to check out the Black Man interview.

Space Bouncing and People Moving

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Leonard ‘Drummer B’ Ware is one of the most introspective people you’ll have a chance to meet. In his home blocks between Detroit’s Boston Edison district and Detroit Central HS resides the tapestry of the city. Drummer drinks up the diversity of it all using music for expression.

Leonard began playing the trumpet at Edmonson Academy. From the trumpet he soon took to drum programming, sampling, and music production using the MPC 2000 and Triton. Ware’s from a strong legacy in music, his uncle’s the late Allan Barnes that played with jazz anchors the Blackbyrds. Drummer’s approach to music has always had the improv elements, and essence of jazz.

Drummer just released the ‘People Mover’ project independently through his label Soul Tocuh Records. ‘People Mover’ is a collective of hip-hop styles featuring Detroit Che, J Kidd (of the Woff Pac), Sheefy McFlyy, Crack Killz da God, Stretch Money, Dopehead, and others. ‘People Mover’ is available for download through bandcamp today on the Drummer B account. The music is Drummer’s take on soul, hip-hop, jazz, and house music. This project is a precursor to the ‘Space Bounce’ vinyl that will be released later in the Fall of 2016. ‘Space Bounce’ is Drummer’s blend of house, ghetto tech, and electronic dance music.

Leonard remembers the times he began producing hip-hop for Proof RIP, Baatin (of Slum Village) RIP, Danny Brown, and others. But it all began for Ware when he started sampling music that was played, shared, and talked up through his closest of friends throughout Cass Corridor. “I remember taping over my Mom’s gospel tapes. Passing it (the music) out to my friends, and then they passed it out to their friends. I had a lot of love then, and today from my hood. This led me to keep going” Drummer B.

Join the journey as Drummer keeps going and download your copy of ‘People Mover’ today.

Charlene Mitchell-Rodgers with Media Consultants

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Charlene Mitchell-Rodgers career has been driven by her business in media and public relations. Charlene is a Toledo OH native who began a career in television as a reporter covering news in Toledo, Baltimore, Boston, and eventually Detroit. Here in Detroit she developed a consultancy to assist businesses with public relations and media. Charlene’s developed her business and shares with Detroit is Different her journey and plans. Check out the interview with Charlene Mitchell-Rodgers.

Nawara Blue the Reality TV Producer

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Nawara Blue is a Wayne State University Grad. Her education is in PR. Today she is a Reality TV producer. She’s worked on Dancing with the Star’s, the Real World, and many other shows. Her true start was working as a PA on ‘Pawn Stars.’ There she honed her skills and has gathered the skills to manage, direct, produce, lead, and pitch. Watch this exclusive with Nawara Blue. (photo by  Tee Blue of ElevenOne Creative)

DJ Stacey Hottwaxx Hale & Mahogany Jones of the Foundation

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DJ’s and Emcees are the essence of Hip-hop music. DJ Stacey Hottwaxx Hale & Mahogany Jones talk about their bond to music. The Foundation will lead the inaugural Women in Hip-hop Conference June 16 – 19 during the Allied Media Conference. Hottwaxx & Mahogany are full of character and charm sharing their pasts into music and love for the upcoming conference.

Foundation Event Organizer

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The Foundation of Women in Hip Hop will be hosting Detroit’s 1st Contemporary Interactive Women in Hip Hop Conference and Concert. Nina Payne, Piper Carter, and Sola Obayan are event organizers for this inaugural event. We will explore the historical and contemporary context, dynamics, impacts, and potential of Hip Hop music and culture on Women and ways Women are empowering themselves utilizing Hip Hop as a tool. The conference will showcase workshops, performances, discussions, and media addressing topics that range from: the international cross-cultural impact to the intersection of Hip Hop and digital technology, creative commerce: making a living in today’s music industry, and storytelling across multiple platforms.

 

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