Join me in my birthday celebration this weekend at the Chicago House Music Festival and Detroit Music Festival! Click on fliers below for more information.
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Felabration 2017 With Africa HiFi, Seun Kuti, Africa 80 & Bitori @ Concord Music Hall, Saturday 23rd September 2017
Get ready for a free night of art, music and Afrobeat!
Just over 2 days to go until the Felabration 20th anniversary celebration on Saturday 23rd September 2017, featuring Seun Kuti, Africa 80 and Bitori, with music filled in by yours truly.
We will have the above 16x20 framed poster by Rob Hamilton signed by the artists and put up for auction the night of the event, the the proceeds of which will go to http://keepachildalive.org in memory of Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
There will also be limited Felabration pins below, so make sure you get there early to get yours!
Thanks again to those who came out to the 14th Annual Silver Room Block Party this year, if you were one of around 30,000 people who showed up (almost double of last year's attendance of 16,000), you know that it was a very special event indeed! Click here to read more and see more of the festivities that went down at the Chicago Reader. (Click Photo for more)
One more sleep until the 14th Annual Silver Room Block Party!
You can catch Ron Trent on the Harper Court Stage #1 at 8pm, there is also a special "Oyotunji Egbe Egungun" performance at 7.15pm (between Ayodele Drum Set and Ron's set), which comprises of Egungun priests and traditional Yoruba practitioners who have travelled especially to perform at the Silver Room Block Party.
An "Egbe Egungun" is a special dance and drumming ceremony to honor the ancestors, a central element in Yoruba Ifa philosophy. The Oyotunji is a special village which was set up in the 1970s as a sacred space to practise traditional Yoruba philosophy of Ifa. Read more about the Oyotunji Village here.
And don't forget to join the official After Party for the Block Party at the Promontory. Tickets are $20 on the door, click here for more event information.
Myself and Eric Williams would like to extend our thanks to all those attended and had a hand in the organisation, this year we were 16,000 strong in Hyde Park. Special thanks to Francois K and Danny Krivit for helping to make our Frankie Knuckles tribute a wonderful occasion. See you again next year.
Video courtesy of Chris Andrews, soundtrack 'Universal Love', produced by Ron Trent and featuring Tkumah Sadeek, available to purchase from Atal Music, France.
Humbled and honoured to be inducted into the DJ Hall of Fame at the Chosen Few Festival, proud to be carrying on the legacy that is House music. Photos courtesy of Reginald Corner.
Do what you love>>>Support what your love>>>Take a few minutes to see why.
The 13th Annual Silver Room Block Party is back, save the date for another music, dance and art filled day.
No festival is complete without a closing party. Join myself, Danny Krivit, Francoise K and friends at the Pomontory on Saturday 16th July 2016 for the official after party for the Silver Room Block Party, 10pm til close. Click on below flyer for further details, more info to come.