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The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St @ 22nd, Oakland, California 94612
It will be a family affair on this special night of music and treats!
7 pm Amani Jade
San Francisco's gem Amani Johnson, co-founder of The Womyn's Creative Collective, delivers her soulful lyricism live and direct through poetry and song. Her voice and energy captivate audiences and have been featured at venues and community actions throughout the Bay Area. Catch her leading Sistar Cypher every second Saturday at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice or rapping with her brother Deli on this classic track, Super Soul.
7:20 pm Solate
Solate fluidly blends rhythmic guitar compositions of Joel Mandella with melodic storytelling of Maya Vilaplana in a unique indie-soul experience. Emboldened and enhanced by the vocal harmonies of Marissa Bergmann and the bass stylings of Kevin Goldberg, Solate's music aims to move and uplift.
8 pm Lil' Elephant
Lil' Elephant is an unconventional Oakland ensemble bringing original tunes to stages of all sizes throughout the Bay Area and, soon, across the world.
A labor of love several years in the making, this band of four motley miscreants fuses funk, rock, roll, rap, and classical influences into an exceptional and eclectic musical shmorgasboard. Major influences include The Doors, Funkadelic, In Flames, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
You'll find your feet tapping and your hips swaying before you know it.