4/18 - SHAFIQ HUSAYN & DOVE SOCIETY + OCnotes @ DAHLAK
Visionary master musician, Shafiq Husayn, co-founder of Sa Ra Creative Partners and contributor to Rober Glasper's Grammy-winning BLACK RADIO, will visit Seattle to present original live music with his collaborators, Dove Society, next Thursday April 18. OCnotes will also present new work prepared for the occasion.
This unforgettable event will occur at DAHLAK Eritrean Cuisine, located at 2007 S. State St. (Rainier Ave S, next to the Oberto factory, two blocks south of the I-90 overpasses.)
"TWELVE" from Shafiq Husayn & Dove Society's forth-coming album THE LOOP
PRE-ALIGNMENT VOL. 1 BEATSTRUMENTALS & DIALOG (A Prelude to the LOOP)
"The UN Plan" from Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka
"Levels" by Bilal (feat. Shafiq Husayn, Thundercat, Erykah Badu) - dir. Flying Lotus
"LIFT OFF feat. Shafiq Husayn / Mic Check" from Robert Glasper's BLACK RADIO, recipient of 2012 GRAMMY award for Best R&B album.
Shafiq Husayn grew up in Oakland, Watts, South Central, Texas and the South Bronx where he experienced Hip Hop in it's infancy, joined Zulu Nation and ran with pioneers Afrika Bambatta and Afrika Islam. He has contributed production to Ice-T's O.G. Original Gangster, worked with Donald D on his Let The Horns Blow record, King Tee on Tha Triflin Album and IV Life, and assisted Lord Finesse on his album The Return Of The Funky Man.
In the mid-90's, Taz Arnold paid a visit to LA with a CD of Dilla beats. After hearing it, Shafiq insisted they join and create a movement -- Sa-Ra Creative Partners Production Company. Sa-Ra translates to "the children of the powerful and infinite force in the universe." Om'Mas Keith joined the group, adding his musicality and multi-instrumental talents. In 2007 Shafiq began working on Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka, fleshing out existing beats and creating new music. 'Ka' refers to the spirit in the Kemetic language. Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka represents Shafiq in a state of mental and spiritual freedom that is in turn reflected in the music. Shafiq Husayn has always maintained innovation and growth as his purpose and focus. From producing with Ice-T to penning songs for Erykah Badu to innovating as part of Sa-Ra and now creating his own music, Shafiq Husayn strives to convey who he is through his music.
Shafiq Husayn has made various statements about his art which on the surface are self-contradictory. On the one hand he urges his listeners always to be forward-thinking; on the other he summons a long train of ancestry.
'Sa-Ra' is another Kemetic term, meaning son of the sun or child of the cosmos. As a member of Sa-Ra Creative Partners and a musical collaborator in his own right, Shafiq has musical connections direct and indirect with the likes of J Dilla, Kurupt, Questlove, Platinum Pied Pipers, N*E*R*D, James Poyser, Jill Scott, Talib Qweli, Jay Electronica, and not least Erykah Badu, who has said he is the only person she will allow to write lyrics for her. And then of course you could say he makes other kinds of musical connections, direct and indirect, with a diaspora of artists from Duke Ellington through Herbie Hancock and Fela Kuti right up to relative newcomers like Fatima, Jimetta Rose and Noni Limar.
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2007 S STATE ST
SEATTLE, WA 98144
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