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2016 House on the Hudson Summer Series continues as the July 16th edition celebrates life and gratitute to the dancers who have blessed the House Music community at the next installment on the Exchange Place pier.
In its 3rd year of bringing music and community to the Jersey City pier, Soulful Cypher is pleased to bring another dimension of quality music to Jersey City with Soulful Cypher’s Resident DJ Saint Sanchez, Soulgasm’s Beast 621, Sankofa Soul’s DJ Sres and Soulgasm’s The Wizard Brian Coxx
In continuing with the Cypher’s tradition of providing uplifting and inspiring performances, the mic will be blessed by:
Poet / Spoken Word Artist/Global Activist: Tantra-zawadi
Community activists / Poets/Musicians: Dujuana Shareese & Ihuoma Tuesday (Spoken Sound)
Special Guest Host for this cypher: Community Activist/Poet/Author – Lana Rose (Wordsmithing Web)
We will also be celebrating Lana Rose’s birthday!
With a line up designed to bring out the dancer in all of us, we join together to celebrate the fierce freedom of the dance floor, the artistry and the rhythmic vibration that occurs when we gather in one place.
This event brings the vibe that Soulfful Cypher is known for. With the NYC skyline in the back drop, the water beneath our feet and music that carries far and wide, calling Househeads from everywhere to partake of the energy that makes everyone DANCE!
This is a FREE Community, Family Friendly event. Bring your most comfortable dancing gear, your love of music and be prepared to enjoy a unique experience!
This collaboration is tapping into the Maryland/DC area for artists and encourages local poets/spoken word artists to participate in the open mic segment.
Just ADD Sound features a local poetry feature Mjg Speaks “The Un-Licensed Preacher” and Val McEwen (DJ VAL), in addition to world renowned Poet/Activist Tantra Zawadi (New York), National Poet/Vocalist Camille Veronica (Miami) and Acoustic Poetic Soul artists Julie & Makeda – Acoustic Poetic Soul (San Diego/New Jersey).
This show is produced by RescuePoetix™, Cyberjamz, Real Women House and Houseology.
Sponsored by Soulful Cypher
More details to come #HouseOnTheWaterfront
#JASradio #Cyberjamz #Houseology #MJGSpeaks
Some of my fave tunes for the month of June!
Available for download on Traxsource.com featuring tracks by:
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Nero Nero Records On the Floor Compilation available now on Traxsource.com http://www.traxsource.com/track/3334829/sweetness-of-the-dance-feat-tantra-zawadi-hypnotic-mix-remastered including “Sweetness of The Dance” – Hyponotic Mix Remastered (DJ Lukas Wolf, Christian Pascone and Tantra-zawadi).
Thank you for your beautiful support!
Big thanks to Tony Iovino for inviting me to share at the June 13th Summer Gazebo Reading in Oceanside, New York. We had a marvelous line-up of poets and authors: Richard Newman, Beverly Kotch, Rohini Ramanathan and yours truly Tantra-zawadi. The readings take place outdoors every Monday evening in June, July and August (excluding July 4th) and it’s free! Bring a friend and a lawn chair https://www.facebook.com/summergazeboreadings.
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 “Human” 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.
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One Love – One House,