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Sonic Goodies: Chocolate City Soul Revue Official Mix

Now, I am a huge James Brown fan and a lover of all things related to soul music, so when I first heard about the upcoming Chocolate City Soul Revue event on June 4th at DAR Constitution Hall, I knew I had to go.  So imagine how much more certain and excited I was about going when I got this really amazing soul mix via Lunchboxtheory Productions in support of this upcoming Chocolate City Soul Revue event. Let’s take a look at what they wrote:

In anticipation for the massive soul show, Chocolate City Soul Revue, coming to DC on June 4th, DJ Pari  and Mr. Fenty decided to give us a tease by creating an hour long funky fresh mixtape full of rare soul grooves. DJ Pari, founder of SoulPower has an extensive history delving into the depths of funk and soul when starting out as a DJ in Germany in his teens, Now a master producer and DJ, Pari plays almost exclusively rare Soul and Funk 45s and he has performed in clubs and at festivals across the world. Mr. Fenty has a love for records and started collecting rare soul records from a young age.  Together with DJ Pari they created one of the most popular radio shows of its kind in the global Soul scene.   There is nothing like a little funk and soul to put a hop, skip, and a jump into your day.

http://soundcloud.com/lunchboxtheory/chocolate-city-soul-revue

Check out The Impressions, the reunion of James Brown’s Orginial Funky Diva, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, DJ Pari and Mr. Fenty at DAR Constitution Hall on June 4th. (More information about the event here)

Take a good listen to this soulful funky mix and mark your calendars, this is surely an event you don’t want to miss!

Selamawit

Sonic Goodies: Africa Undone

In celebration of their 2 year anniversary party tomorrow, the Lunchboxtheory crew have released a new mix called, Africa Undone, and did a revamp of their site.  I have to say it is definitely my favorite mix thus far. I couldn’t help but dance in my chair as I sat listening late into the night. Take a listen for yourself here:

 

So make sure you listen to the mix and prep real good for the party tomorrow night at Bossa Lounge in Adams Morgan. Also, be prepared to listen to the delicatable sounds of Heturu and the hypnotizing mixes of Dj Underdog and Dj Camjus. Also word is, there will be delicious homemade treats for everyone!

See you there!

Selamawit

Sonic Goodies: Africa Africa Africa pt. 4

In the past I have often talked about the greatness that is Afrobeat and the monthly parties hosted by the Lunchboxtheory duo and even posted few of their previous mixtapes. Well coupled with last month’s party, they finally have blessed us with yet another one to kick off 2011 right. Here’s a little description to go with the mixtape:

DJ Underdog lives up to every promise his fans request, “Africa Africa Africa 4” mixes Afrobeat, Soulful House, worldly percussion, rock, funk, oddball sound effects, a touch of African lounge, Latin Jazz, and some hints of tropicalia with moombahton. DJ Underdog chose to collaborate with long time friend and acclaimed moombahton producer DJ Cam Jus, on a guest mix toward the end.

“This is Africa Africa Africa 4! A Musical collage of many peoples. . .it comes from Africa and all walks in between, from the South Seas and from Asia.”

“This mixtape is personal because I am genre less when it comes to moving the crowd” says Underdog. Indeed, conceptual continuity is the order of the day! Vibe with these musical treats – and please don’t tell the children that no known species of reindeer can fly!! DJ Underdog cooked this tight to get you in the right mind, and should be back quite soon with some African psybeat delicatessens.

We’ve been asked for some smooth mixes, here’s a part of our answer…

[LISTEN HERE]

Hope you enjoy the mixtape and make sure to check out their website to learn more about their events!

Selamawit

SIGHTS & SOUNDS: National Geographic Fall Music Programs

National Geographic has some really  great music programs lined up for this Fall. DMV’s own, Lunchboxtheory Productions, is supporting two specific programs, Bouncing Cats Screening + After Party w / Crazy Legs and Music on Photography(4 nights with renowned musicians showcasing their photography skills). Check out the information below for the events and make sure you go and get your tickets now!

Bouncing Cats Screening + After Party w / Crazy Legs

“The inspiring story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tools of hip-hop and breakdance. With narration by Common, and interviews with K’Naan and will.i.am, the film follows Abramz and Crazy Legs, one of the founding members of the Rock Steady Crew, on a journey for positive social change. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Nabil Elderkin, Abramz, and Crazy Legs—and an after party.”

Buy Tickets: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/films/2010/11/09/bouncing-cats/

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/12234800

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Music on Photography

Enjoy four intimate evenings with renowned personalities in the music world as they share their view of the planet from behind the camera lens. Moderated by Mark Seliger, contributing photographer at Vanity Fair and GQ, and Juliet Blake, senior vice president at the National Geographic Channel.

Tickets: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/event-series/music-photography/


Danny Clinch
November 10
One of the premier photographers of the popular music scene, Danny Clinch has photographed artists from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur. His work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, Spin, andRolling Stone, and his photographs have appeared on hundreds of album covers. Moderated by Juliet Blake, SVP of Production, National Geographic Channel

Tickets: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/speakers/2010/11/10/danny-clinch/

Neko Case December 1
Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Neko Case also has a degree in fine arts. Taking photographs “to remember the places I was traveling through that I never really got to know,” Case shares her colorful and creative perspective of the world. Moderated by Juliet Blake, SVP of Production, National Geographic Channel.

Tickets:
http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/speakers/2010/12/01/neko-case/

Ben Folds December 3
Ben Folds first found success as the leader of the platinum-selling band Ben Folds Five. Taking time out from the release of his new CD, Lonely Avenue, a collaboration with British author Nick Hornby, Folds—an accomplished photographer—shares the stories behind his images. Moderated by editorial photographer Mark Seliger.

Tickets: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/speakers/2010/12/03/ben-folds/

Andy Summers December 4
Andy Summers, best known as the lead guitarist for the legendary band The Police, has also compiled an impressive body of photographic work, including his latest book, Desirer Walks the Streets, which documents the world as few of us see it. In this program Summers shares the stories behind his riveting images. Moderated by acclaimed photographer Mark Seliger.

Tickets: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/speakers/2010/12/04/andy-summers/

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Make sure you get your tickets now and support National Geographic’s events.

Selamawit

SIGHT: Lunch Break Video Series

LunchboxTheory Productions has started a new video interview series and the first person being featured is an Iraqi hip/hop artist based out of Montreal by name of, The Narcicyst. Check out the interview below and also make sure to stop by on Wednesday, October 27th at the US Institute of Peace
Presentation and talk with the Narcicyst and Omar Offendum on Art and Identity, from 2-5 PM. The event is being held in the USIP’s 2nd floor conference room, 1200 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036! More event info here.

Hope you enjoyed the interview and make sure to check back on Lunchbox Theory Productions site for future updates to their Lunch Break Video Series.

Selamawit

VIDEO RECAP: Blitz the Ambassador Show

Remember the Blitz the Ambassador Event I told you guys about late last month? In between getting face-painted, scooping a drink up (a nice cola, no alcohol needed for me that night…who says you gotta drink to have a great time?!!?) , and saying hello to some familiar faces, I was tweeting away about the event…Now if you were following my tweets, you could read that I was having a truly great time, just as I predicted I would. Despite the rain, the crowd was growing bigger and bigger as the hour went on. And the performance?? Well it was surprisingly great. Honestly, I hadn’t heard of Blitz till the collective efforts of  Lunchboxtheory, Bernos, OkayAfrica,and Fusicology brought him and the entire band to DC to perform for the event.  It was honestly lots of fun, and I think it is safe to say that anyone who made it there despite the rain would agree. It made me think…all hip/hop acts should have a band and/or work with as much live instrumentation as possible. It was a refreshing showcase of hip/hop artistry and definitely nice to see the gap closing up between Africa and hip/hop that has been arguably in existence for quite some time. And well,  if you made the poor decision to miss out because of a few too many raindrops here is a video recap of what you missed out on:

Hope you enjoyed the video!

Selamawit

EVENT: BODY BEAT JULY 17TH

It’s finally summer.Hands down the best time of the year. The best parties and greatest moments happen during the summertime. One of the events to not miss this summer is BODY BEAT, a FREE ROOFTOP POOL PARTY! How amazing does that sound already?  Here are the details:

In the spirit of summertime Lunchbox Theory, The Great Progression (the same team behind DC to BC) and YEBies.com decided it was only right to take Afro beat to the pool. Join us on July 17th to lay out, hear the deepest dc deejays, adorn your body in paint and celebrate summer.


Where: Donavon House Rooftop

**Now if you have ever been to the hotel then you know how breathtakingly gorgeous the rooftop pool is and the view you get of the entire city.

Damage: FREE!

Free Face and Body Paint.

Most importantly some of my favorite deejays are playing all day:

Jahsonic (of the soul controllers and Marvin Mondays)
Underdog
Cam Jus

These guys be taking us through Reggae, House, Soul, Funk, and you already know…Afrobeat!

Mark your calendars for SATURDAY, JULY 17TH

-Selamawit

EVENT: Afrobeat Thursday, June Edition

Hello folks, its Thursday and I wanted to make sure that if you haven’t gotten anything in store for the evening you should definitely come out to this month’s edition of Afro-beat Thursdays at Bossa Lounge brought to you by dynamic duo of Lunchboxtheory Productions. What better way than to celebrate the start of summer, sweat it out to live music and a great dj anddd give some respect to the late great MJ with great company and cheap drinks?! Here is more info about the event and yet another fresh flier below:

Yes yes y’all its summer and time to celebrate the weather with the sounds and vibrations of DJ Underdog.

Come join us at Bossa Lounge next Thursday, June 24, 2010

You will be transformed by the music of DJ UNDERDOG!

Anna Mwalagho and the Afro Floetry Band Live!

Free Face Painting all night!

Only 5 bucks!

Come and Sweat out your weeek

Lunchbox Theory Presents:

Afrobeat for Ya Soul!

Bossa Lounge

2463 18th St NW

Dancin’ starts at 9pm

Thursday June 24 2010

http://lunchboxtheory.com/2010/06/21/afrobeat-for-ya-soul-june-edition/

I’ll be there, will you?

Selamawit

EVENT: Afrobeat Thursdays–4/29

When: April 29th, 2010
Where: Bossa Lounge
Why: Because you need to get down and dirty… I know you do.
Damage: $5.00

About Slimkat78:

Slimkat78 has been blessing hip hop heads with material for years. The DMV based producer has most recently been noted for his work on the Diamond District Album “In the Ruff” and on Yu’s latest Album “Before Taxes”

About The Cornel West Theory:

The Cornel West theory is a Washington, D.C. based hip-hop band. With the blessing of Dr. Cornel West, the Princeton University professor and renowned author, the band takes its name from his prolific writings and philosophies that have shaped contemporary thought throughout the world.

Inspired by the rich musical history of the nation’s capital and the struggles of poor people worldwide, the band was created in 2004 as a response to social oppression everywhere. They are here to deliver music that holds a mirror up to the world, with a core focus on political, cultural and spiritual commentary.

The band’s purpose is to speak the truth to the masses, while communicating to young and old alike. They create soulful music that entertains, informs, educates and provokes awareness and activism. Their sound, filled with drums, bass, piano, and electronic sounds, contains elements of all great music – from home grown Go-Go to jazz to rock to hip-hop.

Their music is rooted in hip-hop, but that single genre does not define the range and variety of the musicians in the group.

Check out the printed story on the Lunchbox Theory Productions team here and also make sure you go visit their site for posts on global culture and music here.

I’ll be there on Thursday, will you?

Selamawit

East meets West African Party 04042010

Bernos & Lunchbox Theory Productions have teamed up to throw an afterparty for K’naan & Tabi Bonney this SUNDAY, APRIL 4TH at Bar 7. If you didn’t already manage to finagle tickets to the 930 club show with Tabi, K’naan, John Forte and Wale then you definitely don’t want to miss out on catching this party!

-Selamawit