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Metro Times: Nadir Omowale to perform free concert in Troy on Friday

Originally Published in the Metro Times

Two of the hottest names in modern media technology – Antelope Audio and GoPro personal video cameras – will join forces to offer a peek at the future of live music Friday night (Nov. 21) at a free concert in Troy.

“Nadir’s Electric Lounge: A Multimedia Funk Experience,” a Detroit R&B extravaganza starring bass guitar virtuoso, producer and 13-time Detroit Music Award winner Nadir Omowale, rolls out at 8 p.m. at NextWave Media Lab, 950 Stephenson Highway.

Nadir_wecare_crop_LindsayKing430 In addition to Nadir’s eight-piece ensemble, the show will feature guest appearances by emerging rocker Steffanie Christi’an and soul exciter Michael Turner. The Detroit rock emcee Volcano will host, and DJ Ray 7 of Underground Resistance will fill in the sonic gaps. Nadir and his band were invited to be the subjects of this showcase after executives at Antelope Audio were introduced to his high-energy performing style. [Read more…]

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Big & Bigger on CaveRadio with Nadir, Volcano, Chris Spooner, and DJ Ray 7

Friday, November 14 was a night full of surprises as Nadir, Christopher Spooner, DJ Ray 7, and Volcano visited the CaveRadio studios and appeared on the show Big and Bigger.

The fellas talked about Nadir’s Electric Lounge, discussed their favorite war movies, and played a few funky tunes including an unexpected and highly unorthodox rap battle between Volcano and some random dude from the bar next door. Hilarity ensues…

Click HERE to LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE SHOW ON PODCAST

Or check out a clip of the guys’ performance below.

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Antelope Audio and GoPro Present Nadir’s Electric Lounge Friday, November 21

 

Nadir's Electric Lounge

TROY, MI: Innovative digital audio manufacturer Antelope Audioteams up with GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile video cameras, to present Nadir’s Electric Lounge: A Multimedia Funk Experience and live concert recording produced by thirteen -time Detroit Music Award winner Nadir Omowale on Friday, November 21at NextWave Media Lab, 950 Stephenson Highway in Troy. Showtime is at 8:00pm featuring live music by Nadir’s high-energy eight-piece ensemble, with special performances by rock phenom Steffanie Christi’an and edgy soul stirrer Michael Turner. Hosted by explosive rock emcee Volcano, and featuring DJ Ray 7 of Underground Resistance, admission to witness and be part of this groundbreaking live video recording event is Free for adults age 21 and over. Nadir and his sizzling-hot Detroit Funk Rock band were invited to be the subject of this showcase of cutting-edge musical technologies based on their reputation for super-dynamic stage presence and top-quality live sound.

“The Electric Lounge is a state of the art multimedia adventure, featuring dancing girls, magnetic rhythms and live Detroit funk, rock and soul, “ Nadir says, “The vibe is part science fiction, part blaxploitation. Think Superfly meets The Matrix in IMAX.” [Read more…]

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Detroit Free Press: Beloved Seger album gets musical translation in live Detroit tribute

 

 

Don Was at Concert of Colors 2014

Originally Published in the Detroit Free Press

By Brian McCollum
Detroit Free Press Pop Music Critic
July 13, 2014

It was the kind of fun, freewheeling night where history shook hands with 2014 and both came out better for it.

Before a mostly packed house Saturday night at 2,000-capacity Orchestra Hall, native son Don Was hosted a diverse collection of Detroit-related performers to take on Bob Seger’s beloved 1976 concert album, “Live Bullet.” Was’ latest Detroit All-Star Revue capped the day for Concert of Colors, the free fest that will wrap up today in Midtown Detroit.

“Bullet” holds a cherished spot in local rock lore, and for artists ranging from teen rocker Blaire Alise to 67-year-old Spyder Turner, Saturday brought a sense of hometown duty to go with a wide-open musical mandate: Play it how you want.

Read More at Freep.com

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Metro Times: Meet guitarist and bassist Nadir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

METRO TIMES: HEY! I’M IN THREE BANDS

This guy plays with his own eponymous funk band, Steffanie Christi’an, Michael Turner, and more

By NADIR
PUBLISHED: JUNE 24, 2014

For the first time in a very long time, I’m in multiple bands, and I’m actually performing with five different groups at the moment. Besides my own funk band (billed as Nadir), which has been my main gig for the past decade or so, I’m the rhythm guitarist and musical director for rock phenomenon Steffanie Christi’an, MD and bassist for rock-R&B singer Michael Turner, and bassist for blues Americana singer-songwriter Joe Jaber.

Read More at MetroTimes.com

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