“My Heart Was Set Free By the Funk…”

On Friday, October 8, after attending an inspiring tribute to Michigan photographer and painter, Jack Whitehead in Ferndale, Chinonye Nsofor – who writes about Earth healing, tantra and music on her blog Calabar Theatre, caught our set in Royal Oak, Michigan.

“I headed uptown to trendy Royal oak for some Funk Vibrations of Nadir Omowale and his band Distorted Soul. Memphis Smoke was the name of the space…”

Chinonye offered some very kind words about us in a post called “Creativity breeds Transcendence.”

Says Nsofor:

What I enjoyed most about this group is the synergy that so easily flowed from them. All the instruments blended together seamlessly creating the perfect funk stew! [Read more...]

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Battle Creek Enquirer: Forks Fest Rocks World of Sound

Originally Published at BattleCreekEnquirer.com

They call it “The Sounds of Albion,” but reading the list of bands set to play this year’s “Festival of the Forks” is like globetrotting.

The annual fest kicks off Friday in downtown Albion and runs through Saturday. Sixteen musical acts are booked to play four stages over the two-day event. Jazz, oldies, reggae, blues, funk, soul, tejano and the sounds of the Middle East will be performed by acts from around the Albion area and around the state.

Wrapping up the Saturday set on Center Stage is Detroit’s Nadir Omowale and his Distorted Soul, a confluence of sound on his own.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010
Nadir
44th Annual Festival of the Forks
Center Stage

Corner of Superior and Center St.
207 S Superior St.
Albion, Michigan
Nadir’s Showtime: 7:45pm

FREE ADMISSION
For more info please visit:
FestivalofTheForks.org

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VIDEO: Nadir Live – “Superstition” at Bottomroo 9/11/2010

It was a magical evening at Bottomroo on 9/11/2010!

We’ve had a fantastic summer with shows at the first MI Funk Fest, the Detroit Fireworks, great club, festival and radio appearances, and a Labor Day that found us at both of Detroit’s top end of season festivals, Arts Beats & Eats and the Detroit International Jazz Fest. But I think it’s safe to say that our favorite show of the year so far was in Scott & Nancy Phares’ garage.

Bottomroo was a private party at the beautiful Chateau Phares on Sandy Bottom Lake in rural Southeast Michigan. Several close friends drove and flew thousands of miles for the intimate weekend in the woods.

Rain early in the day moved the stage from the back patio to the garage, but the venue change didn’t affect the phenomenal play of drummer Tate McBroom, percussionist Mahindi Masai and bassist Chris Spooner. Mahindi and Spoon are in the dark on this video, but you can hear the passion in their groove on this completely improvised version of Stevie Wonder’s classic “Superstition”.

Video by Nashville’s own Mark Clarke.

Impress your friends by having Nadir and the band play YOUR private party. Hit us up at booking [at] DistortedSoul Dot Com.

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