A Rockin' Annual Halloween party!
Saturday, October, 24th, 2015 / Doors at 8pm / Music 8:30pm - 1amMateel Community Center$28 Advanced Online & The Usual Outlets / $30 at the Door
>>> Advanced Tickets Strongly Advised!
Got your costume planned yet? Though not required, costumes are encouraged for the October 24th Halloween Boogie presented by KMUD Radio and the Mateel Community Center.
This Musical Extravaganza is a costume party for people who like to dance the night away!
Music starts at 8:30pm and in addition to the annual costume contest you'll enjoy delicious food, a bar, and lots more.
One of the highlight of the night is the Costume Contest, which traditionally features some of the most fun, creative, wild, crazy and beautiful costumes these parts have ever known. There will be a cash prize for the top winner and a selection of Mateel and KMUD swag for the other two winners…bragging rights included.
This year's entertainment includes three amazing groups who promise to deliver one of the most culturally inspired, native driven, heart pounding Halloween Boogie's ever!
Heading this year's bill is the Hip Hop-Electronica-World Fusion sounds of the Goddess Alchemy Project, an all female band of uniquely inspired and talented young women who've been described as mixing cultural influences "...like euphonic chemists across a wide Periodic Table of musical genres".
You'll also enjoy to the Afro-Galactic-Electro-Roots sounds of Dogon Lights which combines elements of Funk, Hip Hop, Shamanic, African, Rock, and Electronica played on traditional instruments. The Dogon Lights create a shamanic and energetic dance atmosphere that takes the listener straight to the stars.
But wait, there's more! You'll also be treated to the indescribable sounds of To Life! who'll be offering up their unique mix of World, New Age, African, and Arabic influences in what's sure to be an unforgettable trance inducing set.
So be ready for some great vibes at one of the most colorful and fun parties of the year!
Doors open at 8pm. Music starts at 8:30pm and goes til 1am. Tickets are $28 Advanced Online & The Usual Outlets and $30 at the Door. Advanced tickets are strongly advised!
You can find out more about, hear music samples, and explore the websites of this year's talented artists in the info and links below....
Goddess Alchemy will be returning to the Mateel to offer a fresh and exciting mix of material woven with collaboration and familiar sounds from the G.A.P vaults. Featuring original production from an array of west-coast based indie musicians, they synthesize lyricism, poetry, and melodic vocals with an eclectic spread of electronic and experimental music.
Honolulu Weekly reported “Goddess Alchemy, collectively known as Alkemistas, mix elements like euphonic chemists across a wide Periodic Table of musical genres. From electronica and underground hip-hop to world music and soul, these West Coast based musicians have created a unique formula thats allowed them to open up for artists such as Common, The Coup, Talib Kweli, Digable Planets, Zion I, Les Nubians, and more.”
Their unique sound is named after the enigmatic science of alchemy, the ancient tradition and practice of transforming matter.
The art and social experiment that is Goddess Alchemy explores the place where alchemy encounters music and takes form into a dynamic creative burst of transformation and sound.
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Pronounced "Doe-Gone, The Dogon Lights are an "Afro-Galactic Hip Hop" band from the Bay Area.
The Dogon Lights create a shamanic and energetic dance atmosphere that takes the listener straight to the stars. Traditional skin and wood instruments are blended with hip hop beats, African instruments, rapping, electronica and psychedelic groove.
The Dogon Lights combine a blend of styles that is fresh and instantly recognizable. A blend of languages ( English, French, Wolof, Bambara etc) and instruments such as the Sintir and Guimbri from Morocco, the Kamale Ngoni, (similar to the Kora) from Mali and Burkina Faso, Calabash and Djembe of West Africa, with Electric Bass, Guitar, Synthesizer and Drums.
The word, "Dogon" comes from the Dogon people of Mali who believe they are from "the dog star" or Sirius. The Dogon Lights have opened up for grammy winning artists Tinariwen from Mali as well as Bombino from Niger. Members have Performed with Bassnectar, Beats Antique, Rising Appalachia, The Mickey Hart Band, Hamsa Lila, Dirtwire and many others.
The band features members of the award winning band Hamsa Lila (Vir McCoy, Evan Fraser, Ian "Inkx" Herman), as well as Evan Fraser of Dirtwire (with David Sartori of Beats Antique) with renowned Guinean djembe player Bongo Sidibe. Ashel Seazuns performes with Bassnectar.
~ Vir McCoy ( Hamsa Lila, Mickey Hart,) plays the camel skinned Sintir (a traditional instrument of the Gnawa of Morocco) and the goat skinned gimbri (traditional Moroccan Berber and arabic instrument), Djeli-ngoni (Malian lute) as well as Electric Bass and Guitar.
~ Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila, Dirtwire, Stellamara) plays Kamale Ngoni, Kalimba, Illimba, Berimbau, Calabash, Zabumba, Ney, Jaw Harp, Slide Guitar, Synthesizer and just about everything else you could imagine.
~ Bongo Sidibe is a native of Guinea, and a master Djembe drummer. A well known San Francisco teacher and performer Bongo adds his rhythmic fire to the mix. Bongo adds his vocals for traditional and original songs.
~ Gary Norris is a bay area native and ads his funky Hip Hop drumming to the mix.
~ Ashel Seazuns Mc, rapper and vocalist, Ashel has toured with Bassnectar and created amazing music with Earth Amplified.
Ian “Inkx” Herman (Paul Simon, Sting, Mickey Hart, Hamsa Lila), a native of South Africa, plays traps laying down an irresistibly funky rhythmic bottom like a freight train coming through the jungle...
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The culturally diverse musical trio "TO LIFE MUSIC" is creating a unique style of New World Music that reflects the emerging spirit of 'Many Cultures - One Planet' and of consciously creating a healthy lifestyle, a healthy planet, and a healthy future.
Their music has been described as a "Funky World Tribal" style that blends textures and energies from around the world....African, Middle Eastern, Bedouin, etc. and a universal connection with Source.
Their second album, "A New Age Has Begun", uncovers some of the deepest grooves from around the planet, mixing it up in their highly identifiable, unique, and infectious style, while bringing a positive perspective on these changing times.
TO LIFE! performs at clubs, events, at festivals on the west and east coasts, recently, in 2015, headlining at ECSTATIC, New Living Expo, and Whole Earth Festival.
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