In honor of creative director Erik Andrade being selected to perform at TEDx New Bedford, La Soul Renaissance is curating two nights of culture with live art, music, spoken word poetry, hip hop, and community building on Friday October 23rd at the Pour Farm Tavern and Saturday October 24th at No Problemo’s.The audience for both events is mature 21+ and geared towards artist, poets, emcees, activists, spiritual truth seekers, dreamers, and fans of a good time.
Overflowing Cup Project – Friday Saturday 23rd, 2015
The first night is La Soul Renaissance The Overflowing Cup Project will happen right in the heart of city at the Pour Farm Tavern and Grille 780 Purchase St. Downtown New Bedford. The event is free of charge with no cover charge. The night will begin with an open mic from 8pm – 9pm for spoken word artists, poets, artist with an enlightening message La Soul Renaissance encourages uplifting and truth telling poetry posed with passion, purpose, and thirst for peace and prosperity for all.
Following the open mic from 9-10 PM our vibe be set by DJ DMott as he spins and all vinyl set. Mixing and eclectic collection of soul, funk, and classic underground hip hop. Think lounge setting the vibe with an intentional space for for communication, community building, networking, dancing and getting ready for an amazing live show.
10PM – 12PM featuring performances from Jared Paul, Paranom, and Erik Andrade
Having toured internationally in over 200 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe playing alongside legendary poets, musicians, journalists, and speakers such as Amy Goodman, Saul Williams, Bill Clinton, Sage Francis, Our Lady Peace, Paul Hawken, Jello Biafra, Immortal Technique, Anti-Flag, Atmosphere, The Misfits and many others, Jared is widely recognized as one of the premiere performance poets in the world. His work has been featured on the Canadian Broadcast Company program, “Zed TV,” as well as in CMJ Magazine and The Providence Journal. Jared is a two time Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist and has been a featured poet at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Post Secret national book tour, South By Southwest Music Festival, and Net Roots Nation. He was also the headlining act for the 2009 Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach grand opening at the nationally acclaimed Villa Stuck gallery in Munich, Germany.
“Jared Paul is a stunning performer – staring audiences in the eyes and calling for conscious responses to injustice. His talent at sharing complex ideas through verse should not be missed.”
-The Eureka Times Standard
“If the United Nations needed a representative from the Slam/poetry community, we’d send them Jared.”
-Buddy Wakefield, 2004 & 2005 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion
Recently returned from a tour of Europe with Killah Priest of Wu Tang tour – visiting Germany, Austria, and Greece. While overseas his hit “Microphone Phenomenal” peaked at the #1 spot on Europe’s Underground Hip Hop chart. Upon returning to states he has contained to released highly respected music with several successful project including Paranom 777 (EP) available for download at his website here
Additionally, Paranom had the great honor of being awarded the 2014 “RAPPER OF THE YEAR AWARD” He will be performing in New Bedford fresh from his tour down to Atlanta where he performed on Hip Hop Music’s Biggest Stage at AC3 Hip Hop Festival. Paranom is sure to leave the crowd in enlightened and caught up in the music, if your a fan of hip hop do your ears a favor and be sure to check out his special featured set at La Soul Renaissance The Overflowing Cup Project Friday October 23rd at the Pour Farm Tavern in New Bedford MA.
“Simply put, Paranom is your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper. On his Wreck Shop/SonicBids profile his sound is described as a soulful sound “akin to the likes of John Coltrane meets Black Thought meets Nas”
As a performance artist Erik was awarded 2012 SouthCoast Music Awards Poet of the year. He has opened up and shared the stage with Mos Def, Angela Davis, Sonia Sanchez, Everett Hoagland, Askia Toure, Climbing PoeTree, Saul Williams, Wise Intelligent, Dead Prez, Masta Ace, Killah Priest, Slick Rick, Ursula Rucker, Jessica Care Moore, Fred Ho, and many more.
His poetry has been featured on over 15 recording projects, including the Foundation Movement’s Greatest Hits, which was awarded 2006 New England Urban Music Award’s “Best Hip Hop Album”. Additionally, in 2014 his poem “I Can’t Breathe (for Eric Garner) was published internationally on MixedWorldMusic.Com, nationally by CNN Headline News TV, and locally in the Standard Times.
Erik has presented nationally and internationally touring the Islands of Cabo Verde, Africa (Sal, Santiago, Boa Vista). The highlight of the tour being performance Chachi Carvalho on the Ubran Stage at the 2014 Atlantic Music Expo in front of a crowd of thousands outside the Presidential Plaza downtown Praia. No stranger to large crowds and big stages Erik has performed at Jazz Festivals, Connecting for Change Conferences and is currently is scheduled for a performance for TED talks at a TEDx New Bedford event November 6th at the Zeiterion Theatre (purchase tickets here) .
“Erik’s commitment and passion for his community is where he relishes, he exemplifies dynamic artistry-his uniqueness breaths life to social change!”
-Lucy Coutinho (BET, Think Positive Magazine, Sodade Magazine)
SATURDAY OCTOBER 24TH LA SOUL RENAISSANCE PRESENTS THE HARVEST 3
La Soul Renaissance: The Harvest 3 starring Caliph. Hosted by Erik Andrade featuring music by Doc Lek, Cedric Josey and spoken word poetry by Vanessa Andrade, Iva Brito, Hannah Brown, and Michael Bonds with Dj Anghelli. 21+ event, FREE NO COVER, 10pm – 1 am at No Problemo