The Maze and Sounddhism Present….
THE OFFICIAL NOTTINGHAM LAUNCH PARTY FOR THE SOUNDCRASH FUNK & SOUL WEEKENDER!
We’re very excited to be hosting the Nottingham launch party for The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender, the UKs biggest Soul and Funk festival in May with the amazing Lakuta and more acts coming to the Maze on Friday 10th March!
Check out the full line up for the Weekender at www.funkandsoulweekender.c
Lakuta is a UK-based collective of musicians, DJs and producers, with members hailing from Africa, Asia and Europe.
Signed to Tru Thoughts, the group reference a wide range of genres in their writing, blending traditional instruments with a modern, hard-hitting sound.
Headed by vocalist Siggi Mwasote and Latin percussionist Cicely Taylor, the group draw on influences from jazz, funk, soul and tropical music.
CHAI AND BEN plus Vocab band
Chai & Ben have become regulars and much loved performers at Nottingham’s Vocab and Acoustickle nights and will be joined by members of Vocab family for a full live performance.
Chai is a neo-soul vocalist, which means she sings her gorgeous jazz-soul voice over hip hop style beats, and does so without sounding like anyone else. Putting her poetry to music and exuding a natural artistry, she’s completely her own person.
Ben has a rich vocal and sweet stage presence that marries to a youthful lyricism, with bars like ‘I’m tired of faking these feels for you’ showing off his stregnth as an artist. Expect a full of emotional soul driven ride moving through influences from genres as varied as Funk, Folk, Soul, Jazz and Hiphop.
OMAH (Soundhism DJ Set)
A record collector from the age of 13, Omah’s musical outlook draws influence from all corners of the world. Having grown up in several countries across Asia and Africa he finally settled in the UK, and whilst studying in Nottingham for several years regularly played out at some of the city’s most respected music events.
For the past five years he has held down a residency for one of the UK’s most forward thinking music collectives: Sounddhism, with their events described by Ruby Wood [of Submotion Orchestra] as “one of the best places to watch homegrown UK talent”.
Now based in London, Omah’s DJ sets have earnt support from the likes of Loefah and Jamie xx, and you can expect to hear him play everything from hip hop to funk to house to afrobeat and all kinds of bass music, as long as it’s got a groove.