Tuesday, December 29, 2009

As we bring in the new year The AfroSonic Collective wishes to thank all of
you that have been with us and supported us through 2009!
Without you we surely wouldn't have been blessed with such an amazing
family of beautiful, diverse, soulful people !
The Providence Black Rep has always been the place we call home and while
they undergo changes in their organization
our plan is to continue to bring the best in
DEEP ROOTED MUSIK !

While we await our return to the Rep, we will be bringing you monthly doses of
that signature AfroSonic sound @ STATE ULTRA LOUNGE.
STATE is one of providences premier nitespots.
Boasting a wikked soundsystem, warm atmosphere, and amazing drinks,
we are sure you'll feel right at home with us there.

So SAVE THE DATE:
FRIDAY JAN 2TH

The AfroSonic Collective is proud to present
SPECIAL GUEST:

IAN FRIDAY
(Tea Party Music / NYC)



Monday, December 14, 2009

AfroSonic meets Chachi .....plus Low Water @ The Blk Rep Fri 12-18





The Black Rep continues it's highly popular Friday night live music series with performances by Rhode Island's favorite hip hop artist Chachi Carvalho and his Eleventh Island Band.

Opening the show is the band that Indie Rock Cafe calls one of the best indie rock bands of 2009 and "Best Band in Brooklyn", Low Water.

Come see these masters of their crafts clash in The Black Rep's beautiful Xxodus Cafe, and as always stick around as The Afrosonic Collective keep the music spinning til 2am.

It's beautiful people, beautiful atmosphere, and some beautiful music making Black Rep the place to be on Friday nights in Providence. Don't miss the night that has audiophiles and music lovers across the city talking.

Tickets only $5! $5 pitchers of "Afrosonic Rum Punch" available, and show up early for free food courtesy of our sponsors.

CHACHI & ELEVENTH ISLAND BAND, LOW WATER, AFROSONIC COLLECTIVE @ THE BLACK REP, FRIDAY DECEMBER 18

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

pics from AFROSONIC meets NOBLE SOCIETY

AMAZING VIBES THIS NIGHT @ AFROSONIC
BIG BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THAT ATTENDED
AND TO NOBLE SOCIETY FOR PUTTING
ON AN AMIZING SHOW

Friday, December 4, 2009

Pics from AfroSonic 11-20 & AfroSonic JUMP! 11-27

once again there were beautiful vibes both nights
thank you to all that attended!
we are truly blessed to have such amazing
people come thru week after week !!!














Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dec 11th - special guest ABICAH SOUL (chicago)



Abicah Soul grew up in Chicago during the days of the Warehouse and Muzic Box, and his deejay sets and production—like those of friends Glenn Underground, Boo Williams, Paul Johnson, and Gene Hunt—are heavily influenced by the pioneering work of Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy. He began deejaying in 1983, when he was only 12 years old, and has been a staple in the Chi-town rave and club scene ever since, holding residencies at Smartbar, Club4, and Ohm and doing weekly radio gigs for WNUR 89.3 and prepartyradio.com.

As a producer, Abicah has landed releases on Classic, Jellybean, Nite Life Collective, Rush Hour, Wha? Roots, Seasons, and many other labels. An in-demand remixer, he has given tracks by Telepopmusik, Osunlade, Glenn Underground, Terry Hunter, Boddhi Satva, and many others the “Abicah” treatment. His signature soulful, deeply-rooted yet edgy afro-latin sound—evidenced by recent tracks such as “Musique de Ve” (Eargasmic)—is unique in dance music today and defies categorization. Imagine Joe Claussell collaborating with ¬me, or Isol├łe teaming up with Osunlade and you’re on the right track. His work has been compared to that of Jazzanova and Quentin Harris, and as a “DJ’s producer” he is one of the best-kept and most-cherished secrets in deep house. Indeed, a wide variety of deejays—from Brett Johnson and DJ Heather to Marques Wyatt, Blaze, and Gilles Peterson—have featured his tracks on their Mix CDs

Monday, November 23, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

AfroSonic friday NOV 20 w/ DUBLN & BLCKDOVE

9-11PM:
Brown University Dance Troupe:
New Works / World Traditions, a performance of their
new work, "Road Home"
$7.00 / $5.00 w/ college ID

11PM - 2 AM:
The Heavywieght Afro Beats & Deep Rooted Sounds of
Djs Dubln & Blackdove
along w/ LIVE PERCUSSION By:
Sidy Maiga & The AfroSonic Drummers



Thursday, November 12, 2009

Friday 11-13 >>>> TJOVI GINEN Meets AFROSONIC


Friday promises to be another "don't miss" night @ The Blk Rep
This time around The AfroSonic Collective along w/ The Black Rep are proud to bring you

AFROSONIC COLLECTIVE DJ's :

NICK De PARIS and MIKE DELICK
along with special guests:
Tjovi Ginen
[Haitian Roots Music]
TJOVI GINEN, which roughly means “children or spirit of Africa”, invokes their message of freedom through a blend of African, Latin and Haitian vodou rhythms. Their lyrics lace each track with Reggae, Ska and Jamaican dub poetry which unfold stories of struggle and triumph, pain and power, love and more love for each other and ourselves. Daniel Laurent, founder and leader of TJOVI GINEN, fled Duvalier’s brutal regime with his family at the age of 11. Educated at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and Harvard University, Laurent immersed himself in the Haitian music scene in Boston, singing and managing the group, Batwel Rada in the early 90s. He studied the tanbou, the nuances of Haitian vodou rhythms and the origins of rara- spiritual street festival music. As the Haitian Roots Movement began to reach its peak and Haiti became a political volcano, Laurent branched out with (Smith Nazaire), A.K.A, Atibon Legba, Ralph Gasparello and formed TJOVI GINEN – a more politically charged collective that incorporates the roots and rhythms of the island nation and its mother, Africa. TJOVI GINEN is a primary example of how Haitian roots music has no boundaries and embraces all colors, nations and creeds. A mainstay in the Boston music scene, Daniel Laurent moved to New York city in the late 90's and reformed TJOVI GINEN with an ensemble of seasoned musicians representing their Latin, African and American culture and history all supported by the tanbou, vodou rhythms, and Haitian chants. Ralph Gasparello and Atibon Legba Rejoined the project in the last three years to continue the musical path they started in Cambridge Ma. The problems of Haiti are universal – struggle, oppression, poverty – global conditions, but in the words of its founder, TJOVI GINEN’s music is “vibrant…taking root in both Africa and Haiti, so we know that there’s joy in the message and in the struggle.”

Make sure not to miss a VERY SPECIAL night of genre defying music at the Black Rep.

Pics From AfroSonic MEETS Rooted Sound

a beautiful night of dancefloor energy!!
stay tuned for great line ups in the future!











Friday, November 6, 2009

Rooted Sound MEETS AfroSonic - Mash up, Friday Nov 6

Providence, RI- October 28, 2009 – Friday, November 6, Rooted Sound brings it's ecclectic mix of LIVE reggae, soca, hip hop, and R&B to the Black Rep along with Afrosonic - Rhode Island's home for deep rooted afro-soul musik! The AfroSonic DJ's, including The Black Rep.’s own Black Dove and DJ Mike Delick on the 1's and 2's with the Afrosonic Drummers, and Rooted Sound on the main stage.
Doors open at 9pm, show at 10pm. This show is an 18+ event.

Tickets to the show are $5.00 and may be purchased at ArtTixRI.com. For more info call (401) 351-0353 or email josh@blackrep.org.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pics from AfroSonic JUMP! - October 30th














here are some pics from AfroSonic JUMP! - Halloween Bash

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pics From AfroSonic JUMP! 9-25-09

Here's some pics from our first official JUMP party
since Sound Session back in July.
Thank yous and Blessings to everyone who came
and joined us. Terrific vibes all night!!!!













 

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