Mad Satta is at the forefront of a new movement in music. This exciting and sophisticated eight-piece band merges elements of old-school soul with hip-hop, rock, and jazz to create an intriguing sound that spans generations. Led by vocalist Joanna Teters and bassist Ben Carr, Mad Satta is coming up through the ranks fueled by hard work, passion, and a relentless drive to reach an ever-expanding audience. Teters confidently fronts the band with grace and depth of soul beyond her years, with her own musical roots deep in funk, reggae, and jazz. She is joined by the bass player and principle composer for the group, Ben Carr, keyboardist Kevin Theodore (Ever Forthright, Soul Understated), standout Connecticut guitarist Ted Morcaldi, and multi-instrumentalist and drummer Zane West. In June 2012, Mad Satta took its sound to the next level by adding Collin Wade on alto sax, Eric Zeiser on trumpet, and Jason Fitch on tenor sax. Mad Satta has since shared the stage with some notable musicians and musical acts, including Ozomatli, Afrika Bambaataa, Gretchen Parlato, and Taylor Eigsti.
Hip-hop artist Truancy is "living a dream, and proceeding with motivation." High Def is a Boston-based band drawing on R&B, hip-hop, jazz, rock, rap, and soul influences. High Def strives to bring great, positive music with a smooth vibe to the masses.
Come learn more about the Cornell University Hip Hop Collection, the world's largest research archive of artifacts documenting the birth and growth of Hip Hop culture and about the history of Hip Hop culture, which turned 40 this past summer!
Come learn more about the Cornell University Hip-Hop Collection, the world's largest research archive of artifacts documenting the birth, growth, and history of hip-hop culture, which turned 40 this past summer.
This evening's video chat guests will include:
Ben Ortiz, assistant curator of the Cornell Hip-Hop Collection (CHHC);
DJ Rich Medina, CHHC advisory board member and world-renowned DJ/musician/media personality; and
Breakbeat Lou, CHHC advisory board member and co-founder of The Ultimate Breaks and Beats compilation series.
Immortal Technique (Felipe Coronel) is a revolutionary. Born in Peru, he immigrated to Harlem, New York, and eventually ended up in prison. He left with a new focus on music. His aggressive style gained him instant notoriety as a battle rapper, and his first album was a word-of-mouth sensation. Unwilling to change his message for a mainsteam audience, he remained independent. His subsequent projects have permanently found their way into the hearts and minds of truth-seekers worldwide. Going behind the scenes, the (R)evolution of Immortal Technique will be an exploration of one man's global journey to fight injustice through music.
Berklee students and faculty showcase the music of Musiq Soulchild and India.Arie. Featuring the Neo-Soul Ensemble, Berklee instructor Skip Smith will direct this funk, soul, and R&B concert.
American artist Musiq Soulchild is best known for his songs "Halfcrazy" and "So Beautiful." His style blends influences of funk, R&B, blues, hip-hop, and jazz. Nominated for 11 Grammy Awards throughout is career, Musiq Soulchild is one of the most innovative artists of our generation.
Known for her hits "Video" and "Beautiful," India.Arie is one of the greatest neo-soul singer-songwriters of our time. A four-time Grammy winner, Arie has sold over 3 million records in the U.S. and over 10 million records worldwide.
$8, $14 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12, $18 day of show, reserved seating