Life and Soul Sept 08 News

Life and Soul – What’s Going On

International Soul Music Summit 2008

Just a brief note to congratulate Terry Bello on the 3rd ISMS and for making it an unmissable event in the Soul Calendar.

The event this year was intense, and much the better for it in my view.

The resounding conclusion from the event was that Soul Music is very much alive. Soul Music is reclaiming its position at the forefront of todays music. Culturally and philosophically it is moving forward, it is not going to sound like it was before but it will take from its history and mould it into a new force. Incidentally I wrote an ‘editorial’ on this a while back – http://lifeandsoulreviews.blogspot.com/2008/06/contemporary-soul.html

I am proud, honored and blessed to be involved with this movement in these exciting times.

A subsidiary conclusion was that invariably the wish was to remain independent. I believe this to be extremely important, not only in music but in any walk of life, as the freedom that this gives will enable progression to another level.

(on the first morning my camera broke, so I have no personal pictures of the event, so I would be grateful to receive any pictures – thanks Trish Chappell already got yours – and I have started to ‘steal’ some that I have come across)

International Soul Music Summit 2009

The date for the summit has been locked to be the same weekend in September each year. For the first time it is now possible to plan a year in advance. This is particularly useful for non USA residents.

We would like to increase the attendance from outside the US. It would be helpful if you would let me know whether you would like to attend. No commitment at this stage, simply to be kept in touch. Just drop me an email headed ISMS 2009 Pre register to mike@lifeandsoulpromotions.co.uk

4th Annual Independent Soul Mixer New York 2009

Preparations are underway, following the phenomenal success of 2008, for the 2009 event on 21 March 2009. Again please register an interest by emailing me headed Mixer to mike@lifeandsoulpromotions.co.uk

Again if there is sufficient interest from the UK we may be able to organise ‘specials’.

Radio

I am currently involved in several radio initiatives:-

I still currently guest approximately once a month on the Soul Train show on http://www.starbristol.co.uk/ Sunday Evenings UK time &pm to midnight

Radio Cardiff – http://radiocardiff.org/ Currently off air for live shows but will return shortly pending move to new premises.

Rhythm and Soul Radio http://www.rhythmandsoulradio.com/ starting October and every 3rd and 4th Sunday the Soul Freedom show starts, with myself and KGB as residents and assorted guests over the coming months.

I am also involved in discussions with two other parties regarding the formation of two new stations, more information as it evolves but two exciting ventures for the new year.

Other Events

I am also discussing, working out feasibility currently, another event on the Soul Calendar in the UK. Hopefully this will evolve into something worthwhile – details will be sent out as soon as.

Taxation and Accounting

As many of you will know I am a director at Colin Coates and Partners, a general purpose tax practice, but with a media and entertainment portfolio of clients. I am a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser and also a Trust and Estate Practitioner.

Anybody with any tax issues are welcome to contact me for a free initial discussion. My contact for this is mike@ccptax.com or 01934 844133.

This is particularly for UK residents or visitors to the UK but we have contacts in other jurisdictions so we may be able to help otherwise – just ask.

Website Reviews and New Product promotion

New reviews are being posted at http://lifeandsoulreviews.blogspot.com/ so I am always pleased to receive new product. The key objective of my group of sites is to promote new music. In addition to the review site much product is played on the radio shows mentioned above. If I am honest there has probably been less on the site and more on the radio over recent months but both go hand in hand.

Email addresses

If you are picking up this bulletin on MySpace, Facebook, Soul Commune or elsewhere please also ensure that I have your regular email address to ensure that you are kept up to date on new and relevant initiatives.

Soul Freedom

My events and also Soul Freedom events and radio performances are posted regularly on http://www.myspace.com/lifeandsoulpromotions

This Saturday at a new venue Rockin Chair in Cardiff and 4 October our regular longstanding event at City Canteen and Bar Cardiff. Check the above link for full details.

Chris Rob in the UK

Chris Rob, New York Independent Soul Artist, will be in the UK at end of October. A few dates are available – any interested venues, events or promoters interested please let me know.

Atlanta Thanks and Highs

So many, apologies for missing any! To:

  • Terry Bello, for inviting me to be part of ISMS
  • Gabbie McGee, George Kelly for their love and hospitality, love to Elijah and Evelyn
  • Nikki Wade and Khiry, for a great week, showing me around and a whole bunch more,
  • Adam Falcon for letting me in the studio for final mixing, the album is sounding great
  • Armand Tulumello for great friendship and a long walk!
  • La Sonya Gunter – love you Gerl, Crazy & Beautiful, one of my longest friends on the Indie Soul scene
  • Everybody at ISMS for making me belong, love to you all.
  • Kaye Ree, April Hill, Heston, Jarrard Anthony, Rhonda Thomas, Kendall Duffie, Alex Lattimore, Ozara Ode, Eric Roberson, Monica Mason, Brody, Jon Bibbs, Ty –Vicelounge, Darien, Kipper Jones, Tondrae Kemp, Terrance Darnell (get back to me about those things we talked about), Julie Dexter, Big Brooklyn Red, Drea, Carlis P & D Mawl
  • Allen Johnston, Miles Anthony, Lucy Beer, Norman Mayers, Vanita Thompson, Hasan Brown
  • Some of my favourite New York people Abby Dobson, Trish & Tom Chappell, Chris Rob, Melika Miller and my man Steve Wallace
  • Marko Nobles for the Radio interview and Drake Phifer for the Urban Organic Street interview
  • Lenora Jaye, gotcha at last!
  • Dan (Soul Jones) and Barry King helping rep the UK
  • David Nathan, a pleasure to meet
  • All the other artists I saw and met, some were real special I don’t want to single anyone one
  • All the other people I met and others who were there, time was short, my memorys getting old, but hit me up – One love
  • Chanda Leigh for my favourite performance of the week, great to talk at length too on Saturday
  • Everyone at STIR- E Period and Art on 5, that was some event, loved it.
  • Lateece (formerly of Nuttin Nyce) and Stephanie for making me laugh, getting down4whateva – I’d youtube it if you’d let me!

Mike
www.lifeandsoulpromotions.co.uk
mike@lifeandsoulpromotions.co.uk

Martha Redbone Autumn Update and NYC Shows

Happy Autumn, family!
First off, I’m delighted to announce the birth of our son this summer, Zachariah Hawk, healthy, happy and ready to rock on with his mama & papa!
We also want to invite you to two upcoming shows you will not want to miss.

SATURDAY, SEPT 27, 2008 7.30pm
UPSOUTH INTL BOOK FESTIVAL @ MINTON’S PLAYHOUSE

208 West 118th bet St, Nicholas Ave/Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
Admission: $25
Triple bill!! This night we share the stage with two incredible artists, poet Jessica Care Moore and BK’s own sista, vocalist Maya Azucena at the revamped Minton’s the home of Be-Bop.
UpSouth celebrates and promotes literary and artistic work by established and emerging international artists of color, particularly those underrepresented in mainstream media…great stories told in music, dance, film and books.
http://www.upsouth.org/
http://www.uptownatmintons.com/index.htm
Band- Aaron Whitby – keys, Mike Campbell – guitar, Fred Cash – bass, Skoota Warner – drums, Keith Fluitt – vocals

FRIDAY, OCT 10, 2008 7pm
LE POISSON ROUGE opening for legendary activist/comedian DICK GREGORY

158 Bleecker St bet Sullivan/Thompson, Greenwich Village
Admission: $30adv/35
Deeply honored to be opening act for the legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory. This will be a trio show with Aaron Whitby on the piano and Robin Macatangay joining us on guitar. Our trio sets are intimate and wonderful giving our NYC listeners a chance to enjoy stripped down and raw versions of our songs. Please join us in our opening slot and also enjoy the rare opportunity to hear Dick Gregory in person- google him to learn more about this legend and book a ticket early.http://www.lepoissonrouge.com

Thanks for reading, see you soon!
Kindness & peace,
Martha
http://www.martharedbone.com

Divadom Entertainment Group News

DIVADOM ENTERTAINMENT GROUP NEWS
September. 17, 2008


INTERNATIONAL SOUL MUSIC SUMMIT THANK YOU!!!!
THE 3RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SOUL MUSIC SUMMIT WAS PHENOMENAL AND AS ALWAYS, DIVADOM ENTERTAINMENT GROUP WOULD LIKE TO SHOW THEIR GRATITUDE BY THANKING THE CREATOR OF I.S.M.S TERRY BELLO, FOR ALLOWING US TO BE A PARTICIPATOR AND PRODUCER OF THE “S.O.U.L.” SHOWCASE…WE HAD A BLAST! DIVADOM WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING VENUES, SPONSORS AND ARTISTS FOR THEIR VARIOUS CONTRIBUTIONS:
RAY HAMILTON OF OVER DA EDGE; KEVIN HOLT & RANDY HAZELTON OF CAFE CIRCA; ZINA BROWN & MEL SANDS OF NABFEME; CYNTHIA YOUNG OF KISS 104.1
ARTISTS~A DIFFERENT PEACE OF SOUL (HOUSE BAND); MADAM CJ; LEAF; JANESSA PAGE; MONICA MASON; SHAUNA MARIE; KAYE-REE & TWIN SPIRIT

3RD THURSDAYS @SUGARHILL KICK-OFF
THE EVA KENNEDY BIRTHDAY BASH

TONIGHT

E. PERIOD PRESENTS
STIR

TOMORROW
WITH BET COMEDIENNE PAT BROWN
SOUL SINGER OZARA ODE
SPOKEN WORD ARTIST CAHEEJ
SOUL VOCALIST DANIEL MOORE
BAND WILLIAM GREEN TRIO W/SPECIAL GUEST ALEX LATTIMORE
BREAKDANCE CREW BURN UNIT
AND
SPECIAL GUEST HOST BET COMEDIAN COREY “ZOOMAN” MILLER

TRUTH & TRANSFORMATION MINISTRIES PRESENTS
ANTHONY J. BROWDER-“BARACK OR NOT BARACK”

SATURDAY

KOFFEE
MISS GEORGIA

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Like her name, KOFFEE‘s music is rich, warm & filling! Aptly nick-named “Miss Georgia”, Koffee is true to the southern soul she offers in her sophomore CD, also named “Miss Georgia. Through every component of her lyrics, she effortlessly weaves her personal tale of love, life and pain brilliantly adding humor and sensuality, into the mix. Like any true song stylist, Koffee has shown her vocal versatility, ranging from jazz-scat, hip-hop to R&B/Soul. Anticipating the release of what is technically considered her third CD but, first on Chuck D’s new indie label SUPERNATURAL, the CD “Voltage” will once again give you that perfect balance of hip, edgy & urban sound. Koffee has been seen all through the southeast region and she grinds hard, some of have called her “the bad girl of soul” and she definitely knows how to get hers! This sista’ is definitely a musical mainstay, just keep your eyes and ears open if you want to get a real taste of KOFFEE!!!!

HUNEE BZ POETRY ENT. & SANKOFA ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
XPOSE YOUR INNER CHARITY CHILD

SUNDAY

BY JASIRI X
WHAT JERK MADE THE MOVIE TRAITOR?

CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTARY

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The Rendezvous – Next Monday, Sept. 29th featuring Big Brooklyn Red!!!

The Rendezvous
DATE: Monday, September 29, 2008
TIME: 6 – 11pm
LOCATION: Shrine World Music Venue
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
bet. 133rd & 134th Streets
Harlem, NY
Admission: $10.00 at the door
This show will be incredible!!! You don’t want to miss this!!!

InJoy Enterprises, LLC
244 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 2489
New York, New York 10001

2nd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event

2nd Annual ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Event’ at the Sugar Bar

Domestic Violence Awareness month evolved from the first day of Unity observed in Oct, 1981 by the National Collation Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The day of unity soon became a special week when a range of activities were conducted at local, state, and national levels.www.ncadv.org

Icreeupree is an independent company made up primarily of women, who have been indirectly or directly affected by domestic violence. We have decided that it’s very crucial to take an affirmative stand by bringing the awareness of domestic to the music and entertainment communities. Icreepuree has reached out to singers, artists, musicians, book writers and TV hosts, to stress the importance of domestic violence on the night of October 17th 2008 at the Sugar Bar NYC.

The renowned Sugar Bar owned by the world’s famous Ashford & Simpson will help create the most idyllic atmosphere on the night of
October 17th, 2008 our 2nd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event, entitled “The 5 Sistah’s with Soul and Wisdom” is where Soul, Jazz, Improvisation and Wisdom will convene on stage to enlighten, educate and entertain with a focal purpose. Let us all gather together and fight this disease called domestic violence.


Featured artists includes:

Imessiah Soul – one of today’s most compelling, soul sea rching artists who aims to bring a new and natural swagger to the world of Neo-Soul a nd R&B. Ghanniyya Green – a well accomplished jazz vocalist known from New York to Japan. Abiola Abrams – A well accomplished film director, book writer and television show host, (Bet J, HBO, & NBC). Kennedy Williams-Benjamin – wife of Bronx assemblyman Michael Benjamin and author of “Processing Life’s Moments”: Therapy for the Soul: God, I Can Hear You, and Cikethia – bring to the stage Spoken Word/Improvisation.
The atmosphere and setting will be perfectly conducive to highlight the message that these 5 ladies will aim to arouse in their audience. Their message in music and word will be a perfect and inspiring tool to express their mission, which is to let victims of domestic violence know they are not alone and not to give into F.E.A.R,which Imessiah Soul perceives as “false evidence appearing real”.

Overall the show will serve its purpose, To Inform, Educate, Empower and Create an atmosphere of awareness to the disturbing and alarming factors exposed when Domestic Violence shows it’s ugly face.

For press passes call 347.920.3842
Your support is and will be greatly appreciated.

Joli Harris – Show producer


For more info and pictures click the link below
www.freewebs.com/immg