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The GroovaLottos with Tantra Zawadi “Just is” (Liberation Multimedia/LM3 CD Promo)
“Soul/funk/blues band The GroovaLottos (aka Eddie Ray Johnson, Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor and Melvin ‘MEL’ Coombs, Jr.) truly grace us with “Just is”, the first single taken from a mixtape entitled “A trip to paradise”. Quite simply, the dazzling classic house song “Just is” is an enthralling truly spiritual journey down memory lane, oozing with glamorous vocals, the incomparable spoken word poetry of Tantra Zawadi and a stunning lively orchestration, altogether spreading an uplifting feel guaranteed to make you yearn for more.”
Michael Fossatti, Spirit of House
Get your copy now on Traxsource.com.
Thank you for your love and support. Enjoy!
The Vonduvoisdancecollective will be performing at the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts on Saturday, May 28th at 7:40pm in the Johnson Theater. Performance dedicated to the memory of Von Jacobs (Founder/Director/Choreographer), Vonduvoisdancecollective. Featuring Tantra-zawadi and Mosi Kwami-Afi in “Tension” under the direction of Alan Sampson.
It’s FREE! Hope to see you there.
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
Fax: (212) 979-6570
Moshood Creations presents a community event of Music, Poetry and Acoustic performances on Monday, May 30, 2016 from 2 pm to 5pm.
Join us for this FREE event as DJ Tgroove entices us with beats from across generations and genres and Poets/Spoken Word Artists/Acoustic performers Tantra-zawadi, Lana Rose, Julie & Makeda and Rescue Poetix inspire us, uplift our spirits and share their tales of love, experiences and life.
Monday, May 30th
698 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Special clothing discounts for our guests!
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Tgroove is one of Brooklyn’s bad boys of House, His experience behind the decks provides a deep understanding of what dancers need to get lost in the zone and give themselves up to the music. His eclectic style spans across generations and genres of not only House music, but weaves its way to giving up something for everyone.
A work of love — what Tantra-zawadi makes — what she achieves through her art, envisioning, she says, the “unseen reality.” A sublime soulfulness suffuses it, pungent like incense, subtle sinuous trans-formation shape-shifts as a genie might, rustled by a reedless wind. Its sizzle-cymbaled syzygy unites that, familiarly met, we thought we knew — blindness preceding a first kiss, bittersweet after — with a mastery of mood, trilled to transcendence, encouraging independence, womanly presence and voice, to embrace experience alongside others.
LANA ROSE was on the road to becoming a full time writer or strategically positioned to become a teacher. Instead, she opted for a route that challenged not only her English Major Career path; it challenged the world as she knew it, the one that came easy. As a graduate of Lehigh University (Pennsylvania), she used her hard earned Bachelor’s degree in Business & Economics to help small business owners. Never once did her passion wane for writing. Her experiences as a nightclub manager, steel company saleswoman, and downtown liaison for the Chamber of Commerce honed her business acumen with corporate suits and board meetings and followed her full circle to her first true love: writing. As a freelance journalist and a self-published poet, Lana challenges herself when things appear to get a little too comfortable.
JULIE & MAKEDA have been creating and performing music together for over 14 years. They have participated in numerous charities and benefits for artists such as Bridget Brigitte and Danielle Lopresti and the Masses and have provided backup vocals to local California artists, where they met and joined forces. They have performed at the Lumpy Sues annual acoustic festival in Miami for three years. Now residing in Jersey City, Julie & Makeda take their Acoustic Poetic Soul to the next level with their music, writing and singing to bring their visions to life.
RESCUEPOETIX ™ is a writer, poet, spoken word artist and recording artist in addition to being a businesswoman. Her management experience developed along with her own career, working domestically and internationally since 2009. Her work includes artist development, networking and marketing as well as bookings for artists in New Jersey, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Miami. With international ties that touch all corners of the world and across several artistic communities, her solid reputation with management and consulting creates opportunities for an international mainstream presence.
The name MOSHOOD/Afrikan spirit has become synonymous with a style that personifies the “spirit” of Afrikan pride. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria Moshood arrived to make his mark in New York in the early 1980’s. After years of tireless effort and hard work he opened his boutique in Brooklyn, New York. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of Moshood’s flagship Brooklyn store. Moshood’s timeless pieces bring together the traditional beauty of Afrikan tailoring and a taste of western flavor. His fluid and elegant designs have been embraced from Harlem to Soweto, Lagos to Bahia, London to Tokyo, and New York to Kingston.
8th Annual Hell’s Kitchen Free Art Festival: Check out my live poetry performance from 7:40pm – 8:00pm on Saturday, May 14th at Tobacco Road, 355 West 41st Street (just east of 9th Avenue) in New York City. It’s FREE! Continual shows, bands and performances from various genres from 6pm – 4am. This event takes place during the 1 million strong 9th Avenue International Food Festival! Hope you will join us for an exciting weekend. Here’s the link for more: Artists In The Kitchen.
Hope to see you there.
Peace and Love,
“Just like a postcard sent from some summerish location, Tantra Zawadi and Dana Byrd take us on with their descriptive spoken words on this cool swingalong showcasing a beautiful musicanship. These people – Piero Napolitano, Lino Baccaro and Marco Bellavia aka Mus Threee along with guitarist Marc Riwer and The Funklovers (Fabrizio Munao and Luciano Tarantino) – definitely love (and respect) music. Something one can definitely tell when havin’ a listen to this soothing piece of Jazz House…”
Indamixworldwide First Listen By Frederic Messent
Peace & Blessings Beautiful Ones!
Here are some of my fave tunes for the month of May http://www.traxsource.com/title/623199/zawadis-house-of-may-2016 available now on Traxsource.com.
Please share and enjoy!
One Love – One House,
ABOUT DRIVE CHANGE:
New York is one of two states that automatically arrests and tries kids as young as 16 as adults. Drive Change was founded because when young people leave jail/prison with felonies rather than juvenile adjudications they face immense barriers to employment/educational options. The road ahead is often paved with red-lights, stop-signs and dead ends. 70% of people under 24 who have been treated like adults in the criminal justice system will be re-intercepted by the system. Drive Change is a Fellowship opportunity that combines workplace experience and continued education to build skills, generate exposure, and infuse youth with a sense of self-worth.
Join Drive Change on Thursday, May 12th outside the Dalton School (East 89th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues, New York City), for poetry, talk, visual art, food and more. Hope to see you there.
On Saturday April 23rd, please join us for some poetry, music and dance at Meridian 23 at 9pm. NO Cover – In honor of #NaPoMo with live exclusive performance by Tantra Zawadi!
Spinning music to get your heart pumping: Farib Alvarez, Sted-E & Hybrid Heights – Celebrating Julie & Makeda birthdays!
Hope to see you there. Just bring your beautiful selves.
#celebrate #life #spokenword #house
Feeling soul uplifted and honored to share our personal and passionate project with you! It’s called Tantra-zawadi and Rescue Poetix Present #UniversalWoman…poetry and music, along with ancestral wisdom and herstories that are very close in mind, heart and spirit to Rescue Poetix, Dana A. Byrd and yours truly, Tantra-zawadi. We are flying high with AMAZING productions by the likes of Dana A. Byrd, Philani King P-soul Ndlovu, Frank Williams, Luis Evangelista, Mikki Afflick, Tgroove & Davis, Sanna Vaarna, Fabio Mephia and The Funklovers! The creative process of this venture has been a gratifying journey of nurturing, patience, transformation and trust. Now, we are ready to share a couple of snippets with you as we begin to unfold a project that is going to blow your beautiful minds!!! Big thanks to all the super talented producers for showing us soooooooo much love and respect! Thank you for believing in us. You absolutely roooock!! Let’s do this!
#Firstlook #UniversalWoman #Herstories
#Spokensoul #Soulfulhouse #Poetry #Music
Brand new from Gotta Keep Faith Records (Spiritual Blessings DJ’s) – A special collection with some new fresh and unreleased tracks, that will never see the light in an official release featuring: Joseph Mercado, Jeffery Stephan, Roy Davis Jr, Dom Navarra, Su Su Bobien, Steven Stone, Nick Moss, Tantra Zawadi, Piero Napolitano, Lino Baccaro and Marco Bellavia http://www.traxsource.com/title/593085/gotta-keep-faith-records-and-spiritual-blessings-productions-present-wmc-2016-miami-session.
“The #WMC2016 Miami Sampler dedicated to the sound of Spiritual Blessings DJ’s (Ezio Centanni and Jean Paul Francois), and includes 9 unreleased mixes by the Italian duo, and 4 re-mastered tracks. For the occasion, SB with the collaboration of some producers and labels from all over the world, has reworked tracks originally made by Joseph Mercado from Next Dimension Music (one of the most significant people they’ve been in touch with since their career started), NYC Peech Boys (thanks with ‘tha boys from Soundmen On Wax), Roy Davis Jr. (thanks to Andy Roberts from Mixed Signals Music), Dom Navarra & Antonio (with courtesy of Pat Green from Sofitone Records), Steven Stone & Andrea Love (thanks to Stefano Rizzuto from Soul Deluxe Recordings). Between other artists included in these re-works we must send our love and praise to the big MJ White that left us last year, leaving an empty space in our hearts. “World, Listen” is his masterpiece at GKF Records and SB re-worked a Vibepella in his honor. Closing the package are re-works of vocals by Jeffery Stephan, Belle Erskine, Su Su Bobien and spoken words by our madam @ GKF Records, Ms. Tantra Zawadi that has signed the better part of the jingles used for Gotta Keep Faith Records Mix-Show broadcasted weekly on HouseFM.net
Let also thank also Nick Moss (the Groove Assassin), and the Mus Threee crew.
Already 10 years has passed on since this adventure started and we feel it’s necessary to say thanks to all the people who worked with and supported us during these years. Some of them are famous, some others are going well, and some friends passed away leaving in our hearts the hope; the hope that only those who really love this “experience” can understand.
With this hope and joy, we’ll continue to deliver our music so…. have a good listen!”
(Ezio Centanni & Jean Paul Francois)
After a very successful release of the first release of “Do It For Love” we bring the second part with some new lush remixes from Tristy De Soul aka Deep’endSoul, Monodeluxe, and Blaq Tronic available now on Traxsource.com: http://www.traxsource.com/title/594304/do-it-for-love.
Thank you for your beautiful support.