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La Soul Renaissance New Bedford Shows Friday Oct 23 Pour Farm & Saturday Oct 24 No Problemo’s

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 LaSoulRenaissanceFriOct23SmallFlyercity 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

JARED PAUL AS AN ARTIST

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

PARANOM AS A PERFORMANCE ARTIST…

Recently returned from a tour of Europe with Killah Priest of Wu Tang tour – visiting maxresdefaultGermany, 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”
-Producers United

ERIK ANDRADE AS A PERFORMANCE ARTIST…

As a performance artist Erik was awarded 2012 SouthCoast Music Awards Poet of the year. He 484265_4793904215430_391724858_nhas 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

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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

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La Soul Renaissance honors Dr. Jibreel Khazan of “Greensboro 4″ on 55th year anniversary of Sit-In Movement

La Soul Renaissance would like to salute  Civil Rights Icon and Good Brother Jibreel Khazan (born Ezell Alexander Blair, Jr.; October 18, 1941). The Good Brother Jibreel is a civil rights activist who is best known as a member of the Greensboro Four; a group of African American college students who, 55 years ago on February 1, 1960, sat down at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina challenging the store’s policy of denying service to non-white customers. They refused to leave when denied service and stayed until the store closed.The protests, and the subsequent events were major milestone in the African-American Civil Rights Movement

On Feburary 11, 2012 La Soul Renaissance organized a  Jibreel Khazan & Frederick Douglass celebration in New Bedford at the National Park. The special La Soul Renaissance show  featured musical and poetic performances by Cape Verdean Roots Reggae band Afrika Rainbow,  Caliph  (Senegalese American Hip Hop Artist), Spoken Word Poet Erik Andrade,  singer & song writer Mike Wyche, Dj Reza Wreckage, and spoken word poet Raena Camacho.

Additionally, Erik Andrade of La Soul Renaissance dedicated his performance at the  Connecting for Change Conference, in New Bedford MA to Dr. Jibreel Khazan.

Dr. Jibreel Khazan is a brilliant and humble soul whom has blessed not only the world via his courageous direct action and civil disobedience 55 years ago today but in his day to day interactions with everyone his path crosses. Thank you Dr. Jibreel Khazan for all you have contributed to make the world a better place for all.  Happy 55th Anniversary!

 

Dr. Jibreel Khazan was also a keynote speaker at La Soul Renaissance’s Tearing Down the Walls along with Gloria Clarke, Ernesto “Eroc” Arroyo, Camille Viveros, and Ross Grace in 2004. The conference was designed to connect progressive people from all backgrounds and generations.

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Good Brother Jibreel Khazan, May your peace, prosperity, and love continue guide and protect you and may you continue to be a blessing to all.

 

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“Just Be You” by Erik Andrade for Manny Pay$0 Album

Just BE You

Girl

don’t get caught up

playing

follow the followers

following

trend setters

false image

of tomorrow

or borrowers

forgetting

the power is

in your inside

no longer

caught up in

ego’s insecurity

that pretend lie

unaware try

to defend

pride

but my dear

you should not care

your pretty

resides within

beautiful beneath

what hides your skin

when you wake up

don’t cover up

with make up

cuz under cover

your defined by

a divine design

so one of a kind

a work of art

worth more

your heart

your mind

then all the

diamonds

they mine

combined

your shine

I don’t mind

and it don’t

matter

if they do

we’re just fine

trust me

its true

ill just be

ME

and you can

just be

YOU

written by Erik Andrade of La Soul Renaissance