Project: Spotlight

Spotlighting artists, musicians, blogs, media and events revolving in the world of The Bangladesh Project.

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It’s 9:55pm. Percolating spectators with low eyes and jazz player grins are trickling through the door. A drummer named Supaman paradiddles his way around the bass player’s sketchy riff while St. Paul, with his freshly polished alto sax, softly chirps out a warm-up scale to the tune of C Minor in the corner. What seems to be a dithering jangle of vagrant notes being played is the houseband,seeWEED, just loosening up for the evening amidst the ambient buzz of a growing crowd. Still, above the playful disonance of live instruments, an impressive wall of subwoofers and tweeters resonate with the thump of GangStarr’s “Mass Appeal”. DJ Kyle, staring intently into his laptop, is busy queuing up a solid playlist of Hip Hop classics. Anticipation is the scent of the night and it lays thickly in the air, wafting over cliques of aspiring artists eager to step on stage. The open mic sign-up sheet is almost full and there are still hungry, young spitters stirring, waiting to grab the magic marker and add their handles to the final slots. Outside, in the back, is a congregation of mixed variety partaking of their sacraments of libations and aromatic vapors. This is the mellowed ceremony and relevant preclusion to a joyous and melodic uprising that will reach every corner of the building when the church service known as the JukeJoint climbs to its height. At the mic, which serves as a fiery pulpit where freestyles will be the predominant gospel of the evening, three things are certain. All will endeavor to invoke the holy spirit of street music. All will seek to appease the gods of the gathering with song as the sacrifice. All will have to submit themselves before the audience and apply the ultimate post-sermon petition. “Can I get another one?” This is the weekly ritual every Thursday in a sacred musical sanctuary on 409 E. Preston St. known as  Nowchild Soundstage. The communion, until 2am, is Judah’s JukeJoint.  Right now, it’s only 9:55.
—-Bangla

It’s 9:55pm. Percolating spectators with low eyes and jazz player grins are trickling through the door. A drummer named Supaman paradiddles his way around the bass player’s sketchy riff while St. Paul, with his freshly polished alto sax, softly chirps out a warm-up scale to the tune of C Minor in the corner. What seems to be a dithering jangle of vagrant notes being played is the houseband,seeWEED, just loosening up for the evening amidst the ambient buzz of a growing crowd. Still, above the playful disonance of live instruments, an impressive wall of subwoofers and tweeters resonate with the thump of GangStarr’s “Mass Appeal”. DJ Kyle, staring intently into his laptop, is busy queuing up a solid playlist of Hip Hop classics. Anticipation is the scent of the night and it lays thickly in the air, wafting over cliques of aspiring artists eager to step on stage. The open mic sign-up sheet is almost full and there are still hungry, young spitters stirring, waiting to grab the magic marker and add their handles to the final slots. Outside, in the back, is a congregation of mixed variety partaking of their sacraments of libations and aromatic vapors. This is the mellowed ceremony and relevant preclusion to a joyous and melodic uprising that will reach every corner of the building when the church service known as the JukeJoint climbs to its height. At the mic, which serves as a fiery pulpit where freestyles will be the predominant gospel of the evening, three things are certain. All will endeavor to invoke the holy spirit of street music. All will seek to appease the gods of the gathering with song as the sacrifice. All will have to submit themselves before the audience and apply the ultimate post-sermon petition. “Can I get another one?” This is the weekly ritual every Thursday in a sacred musical sanctuary on 409 E. Preston St. known as Nowchild Soundstage. The communion, until 2am, is Judah’s JukeJoint.  Right now, it’s only 9:55.

—-Bangla

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This week Powered by Purple! Featuring Vett Stunna and Berko Lover. Hosted by Civ Jones. DJ Shawn Smallwood on the wheels. Houseband- seeWEED

This week Powered by Purple! Featuring Vett Stunna and Berko Lover. Hosted by Civ Jones. DJ Shawn Smallwood on the wheels. Houseband- seeWEED

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saveadopeboy:

This week OOH is hosting ROCK THE MIC: Open Mic Competition and Holiday Fundraiser
Exclusive promotional prize pack goes to the the hottest act of the night. Audience votes and special guest panel decides winner!
Have two songs prepared and be there by 10:30 to sign up!

saveadopeboy:

This week OOH is hosting ROCK THE MIC: Open Mic Competition and Holiday Fundraiser

Exclusive promotional prize pack goes to the the hottest act of the night. Audience votes and special guest panel decides winner!

Have two songs prepared and be there by 10:30 to sign up!

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Teron “PhryGn” Prioleau leads new acapella quintet sensations, The BGVs; best act of last Thursday nite at Judah’s Jukejoint Thursdays hands down. Such a refreshing revival of harmonic grace and simplicity. This sure-to-please, youthful ensemble honors the olden days of respected vocalism where u actually have to “sang” good to be called a singer. Playing at Joe Squared Fri. Aug. 10th, they are well worthy of attention from  aficionados of musical splendor. They’re poised to take the spotlight! -Bangla

Teron “PhryGn” Prioleau leads new acapella quintet sensations, The BGVs; best act of last Thursday nite at Judah’s Jukejoint Thursdays hands down. Such a refreshing revival of harmonic grace and simplicity. This sure-to-please, youthful ensemble honors the olden days of respected vocalism where u actually have to “sang” good to be called a singer. Playing at Joe Squared Fri. Aug. 10th, they are well worthy of attention from  aficionados of musical splendor. They’re poised to take the spotlight! -Bangla

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The Boy Blesst, backed by The Bangladesh Project, heads to West Chester, PA to guest perform at the Work Hard, Play Hard Music Showcase Competition. If you want to see how LIVE Hip Hop is supposed to be done, then you need to be in the house watch a dose of music medicine! 142 E. Market St. West Chester, PA 19832. Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.

The Boy Blesst, backed by The Bangladesh Project, heads to West Chester, PA to guest perform at the Work Hard, Play Hard Music Showcase Competition. If you want to see how LIVE Hip Hop is supposed to be done, then you need to be in the house watch a dose of music medicine! 142 E. Market St. West Chester, PA 19832. Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.

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Work Hard, Play Hard Music Competition

The Boy Blesst, backed by The Bangladesh Project, heads to West Chester, PA to guest perform at the Work Hard, Play Hard Music Showcase Competition. If you want to see how LIVE Hip Hop is supposed to be done, then you need to be in the house watch a dose of music medicine! 142 E. Market St. West Chester, PA 19832. Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.

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Shortly after mastering the musical crane technique under the watchful eye of the sifu Sol Fu, The sojourning producer known as Bangla found himself meditating in a French coffee shop where he was aroused by the distant soothing melodies of eclectic electronica. He had discovered Lounge Music and realized his next mission. Bangla immediately locked himself away in an abandoned chateau near the hills of Eglise des Rythmes and began to study Sonic Savate; a rigorous yet graceful combination of kicks designed to connect with the chest, neck, and head for maximum impact. This account is a record of one of his training sessions.

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