Xiomara, With Camille Safiya & The Futurelics, Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, Amerigo Gazaway

Sat Aug 19 2017

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall

1710 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

$10 ADV / $12 DOS

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Xiomara
With Camille Safiya & The Futurelics
Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, Amerigo Gazaway

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  • Xiomara

    Xiomara

    Soul

    Xiomara’s unique compositions incorporate elements of Jazz, Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop into distinct grooves that conjure thoughts of Norah Jones playing Ray Charles or Erykah Badu reinterpreting Black Star. Exposed to a wide-ranging palette of sounds by her mother (the daughter of a music professor) and Afro-Cuban percussionist father, the guitar strumming songstress shines brightest in her unconventional takes on modern classics.

    A native of Berkeley, California, the vocalist garnered considerable praise for her reworking of Outkast’s “So Fresh, So Clean.” The self-described “piano girl,” engages the southern classic with a stripped down acoustic touch: just her vocals and a guitar. The combination creates a simple, endearing blues overture on what was originally a funk-driven Organized Noize production. Despite its divergence from the original, the recording showcases the organic authenticity at the heart of her music. Whether taking the lead on a cover project or playing the resident hook artist on a Hip-Hop record, the most consistent measure of Xiomara’s work is its raw, organic appeal.

    This talent has found Xiomara working within the group dynamic, and more recently as a solo artist. Honing her craft at the Stanley Hotel in Colorado (the inspiration and filming location of Stephen King’s The Shining), Xiomara began her career singing jazz standards at the hotel’s famed “Gold Room” lounge. Using the gig as an unconventional launching-pad, she has since opened for artists Alexz Johnson, Talib Kweli and Mobb Deep, to name just a few. She is currently working on her first full-length album with the help of Amerigo Gazaway, the former Gummy Soul producer best known for his acclaimed “Fela Soul” and “Bizarre Tribe” projects.

  • With Camille Safiya & The Futurelics

    With Camille Safiya & The Futurelics

    Soul

    Camille Safiya is an artist in the purest form. From an accomplished painter, to pushing out amazing music, she creates to touch lives. Camille Safiya is for the people, for the most common woman to the most intricate personality. As a young revolutionary spirit she grew up traveling the world with her mother’s Feminist movement, protesting against domestic violence and global civil rights issues before she could even walk. Her music today is a melting pot of all she’s learned from her family and world travels.
    Drawing inspiration from the likes of Bob Marley, Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige, Nas, MIA, Nneka and Damian Marley has allowed Camille Safiya to create her unique and empowering sound. Following her 2013 debut release, “ISLAND BLUES | The Sonic Memoirs”, she released her “24K” album in January of 2015, which she calls, “her treasure chest of gold that she has to give to the world”. Camille Safiya has graced countless stages from New York to Philadelphia, from Toronto to Atlanta.

  • Esso Afrojam Funkbeat

    Esso Afrojam Funkbeat

    World

    ¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat is a dynamic musical ensemble formed in Chicago in 2013. They perform a variety of roots rock inspired dance music from North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean Islands. The ethnically diverse musicians establish energizing polyrhythmic grooves and combine biting twang guitars, thumping bass, with the strength of brass horns, group singing, and urban poetry. Members: Armando Pérez, Kevin Miller, Dan Lieber, Ezra Lange, Diana Mosquera, Puerko Pitzotl, Jess Anzaldua, Matt Davis, and Luis Tubens all bring a vital cultural contribution to the band's unique "afrojam funkbeat" sound. Inspired by Chicago's soulful blues, jazzy house, and global fusion heavyweights, the group deliver their performances with purpose and verve; unifying listeners through sound and dance. ¡ESSO! was awarded "Best New Band," and "Best World/International Music Act" by the Chicago Reader's Poll in 2016. Their latest album offering, Pueblo Unido, is a remix album of their debut record. Fresh back from an appearance at SXSW and their first festival date in México, ESSO is planning a national tour in the Summer of 2017 to bring their music to new listeners across the states and beyond.

     

  • Amerigo Gazaway

    Amerigo Gazaway

    Urban

    Forging an evolution of the “mashup” album format, producer Amerigo Gazaway’s “conceptual collaboration” projects imagine studio sessions between like artists of different genres and eras. With a process the LA Times’ Randall Roberts described as “drawing a different design within a similar framework,” the producer/DJ deconstructs and re-orchestrates samples from his respective subjects, bridging overlapping themes of the two musician’s classic catalogues. Equally influenced by his Brazilian roots and southern U.S. upbringing, the 28 year old Nashville native’s work was featured in Apple’s “What Will Your Verse Be” series of iPad commercials, called “brilliant” by music’s premier aficionado, ?uestlove, and earned praise from national/global outlets such as The Guardian, Huffington Post, The LA Times, Vulture, NPR, BBC, MTV, BET, REVOLTtv, EBONY,VIBE, XXL, THE SOURCE, OKAYPLAYER, Wax Poetic, Gizmodo and HipHopDX to name a few.

    The son of renowned Jazz trumpeter, Gary “El Buho” Gazaway, Amerigo’s thematic documentary-like concept albums uses found interview sound-bites, live performances, and original multi-track stems to help narrate and craft his combined artists’ stories. Finding his first success with 2011’s Fela Kuti/De La Soul pairing “Fela Soul,” the project went on to land on several year-end “best of” lists including NPR, Soul Train, and OKAYPLAYER. Following the release in 2012 with “Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to the Pharcyde”, a concept that layered vocals of The Pharcyde over re-imagined productions sourced from the original Soul, Jazz, and Funk records ATCQ utilized to create their productions, Gazaway would later collaborate with The Pharcyde on their single “Still Got Love” and perform with the legendary group at SXSW.

    Continuing the theme of his previous work in 2014, the producer united Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye” (side one and side two.) Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Amerigo re-purposes the instrumentation into new productions with the familiar fervor of the original work. Carefully weaving Bey’s tangled raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, Gazaway delivers a quality much closer to an authentic collaboration than a lukewarm “mashup” album. Drawing nearly 20,000 downloads in its first two days of release, the “Master Modern Soul Match Maker” (Juan Vidal- Vibe Magazine) earned a perfect “5 Star” review from BET, collaborated with New York Magazine cartoonist, Drew Dernavich, for the project’s side two cover art, and landed on Billboard’s Best Selling Singles Chart with the album’s third single, “You Are Undeniable.”

    Honing his DJ skills through tours of Europe, Brazil, and the U.S., Gazaway’s dancefloor driving live set features classic breakbeats, original blends, remixes, edits, and mashups of multiple genres including Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop, Afrobeat, and everything in-between. With presentations and lectures logged at USC, MTSU, and Google HQ (NYC), the DJ/Producer continues to highlight the possibilities of sample based art and shows no signs of slowing down.

Xiomara
With Camille Safiya & The Futurelics
Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, Amerigo Gazaway

Sat Aug 19 2017 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall San Francisco CA
Xiomara, With Camille Safiya & The Futurelics, Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, Amerigo Gazaway
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$10 ADV / $12 DOS Ages 18+

Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket at the door.