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Cultura Profetica
Tuesday 07/14
Cultura Profetica @ The Howard Theatre
$29.50 / $35
Messengers, possessors of Mystic virtuosity: Boris, Willy, Eliut, Omar y Juanqui; prodigious musicians that homogenized themself, to give life to a project that has reach where verse won´t get. Cultura Profetica (CPR), a band that does not go with the double standards or empty words, that are consistent and have been able to go beyond the art of creating music, it is said that no man is born good or bad just as no one is born doctor or craftsman, but you receives the ability from nature to become one ... CPR, sings to the land that is full of light, granting him the word and sound to bring their songs to all beings. With solid sound & lyrics, CPR it’s a band that condemns harmful policies, but encourage ecology and human rights. They identify with the student struggles for higher education for all sectors of society, Making noise, to express views of certain social events. Singing from the inside, from the sincere voice that purifies the word. Success comes by itself, when passion is reflected. Now after 16 years of career. CPR, is one of the most important Latin bands, playing with a fusion of rhythms, sounds, atmospheres and lyrics that cannot be classified, but enjoy each of their contributions in every album, as part cult collection. A band that sings with the voice of the people, and transmits the heartbeat of the Earth in protest, raises his voice and at the same time fight sadness with sounds that can calm the mind and raise awareness, CPR, take us on a journey that make us think and finally smile again and again… There´s till a long way to go, lyrics full of life, music that makes them feel the vibrations of the universe of which we are a part of it. CPR have won a considerable group of followers in the music industry. Who identifies with his philosophy and is certainly true to the Prophetic ideology. Create goes beyond numbers, it's essence is feeling, no matter the miles o road but the steps that have been taken and are taking it. And without music life would be a mistake and a bad trip, be part of the experience of their sounds. That one life is not enough to be a live and dance this with many anxieties.
Musiq Soulchild
Sunday 10/25
Musiq Soulchild @ The Howard Theatre
$37.50 / $45
Philadelphia native Taalib Johnson a.k.a Musiq Soulchild, is a soul artist whose unique style blends R&B, Soul, Funk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Hip Hop, creating a sound unlike any other. “I consider myself a soul artist because it encompasses all genres of music!" Musiq states “I like to make music that means something to people, nowadays there are so many categories and labels, I just wanna make music that matters!” Musiq is the eldest of nine children “I always saw myself as the black sheep of the family; I was always doing my own thing!” At a young age Musiq decided he would not continue his high school education, this proved to make his road to success much more difficult "I really wish I stayed, cause even though I didn't like it that much I still could've taken advantage of the many resources that being in school has to offer!” When Musiq was 17 he left home to live life on his own terms, finding himself having to depend on the kindness of friends, and sometimes strangers, as he struggled with everyday survival "Man, I did what I had to, I slept on couches, the bus, the train, the park, whatever, it didn't matter, I just knew things wasn't gonna be that way forever!” It was during that time Musiq started to build a reputation for being musically gifted, beat boxing for MC's, free styling on the open mic circuit, scatting at a jazz club, or just performing a cappella in the streets of Philadelphia, which is where he got the name " Musiq " and later he added " Soulchild " which is intended to respect and represent the legacy and traditions of past great soul stars. Musiq was introduced to the world in 2000 with his platinum debut album, Aijuswanaseing (I Just Want to Sing), which included the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop single, “Just Friends”. Musiq’s second single, “Love”, spent 22 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and has been described by many as a classic. Musiq’s 2002 album, Juslisen (Just Listen), debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Charts and quickly went platinum with hit singles, such as “Halfcrazy” and “Dontchange”. By the drop of his third album, Soulstar, in 2003, Musiq had established himself as one of the top R&B/Soul artists of his time. Soulstar included the hot singles “Forthenight” and “Whoknows”. A fter a four year break and changes in Managementto: Solqi Management and record label to: Atlantic records, Musiq knew that, in order for his success to continue, his sound would have to reflect his personal growth and journey. In 2007 Luvanmusiq (Love and Music) was released and included the hit singles “B.U.D.D.Y.”, “Teach Me”, and “Make you Happy”. Musiq Soulchild has had 2 platinum albums, 2 gold albums and 7 hit singles. He has received awards from Billboard, BET, ASCAP, BMI, and Soul Train. Musiq has also earned award nominations from MTV, American Music Awards, NAACP, and 9 Grammy nominations, including 3 for his 2007 album Luvanmusiq. Besides being a successful recording artist, Musiq is notable for his creative and unique way of titling his albums and songs. In addition to being a platinum selling artist, Musiq has garnered TV and print ads from Mc Donald’s, GAP, Coca Cola, Levi Strauss, and Nike. All of this talent, hard work, and determination have allowed Musiq to flourish into one of the few R&B soulful artists that still exist.