This summer, the first ever Good Culture brought the heat! On October 12th, we’re going to keep the good music, good people, and good vibes flowing with the ALL SOUL(S) EDITION.
Now's the season when the veil between the living and the spirits grows thinner, allowing us to receive the gifts of the ancestors and vice versa. Join us as we celebrate the many traditions and transformations of soul music and soulful culture from around the world. Featuring songs disruptive of Punjabi soul by Harleen Singh, a pop up Nu-Soul Line & 2 Step Dance Session with Rashad aka Soul Nubian, poetics by Nasimeh B.E., and other Spirit(ed) Offerings. Beats and blessings will be laid down at the altar of community by resident DJ Wild Man and host Jasmine Fuego.
$10 | $5 before 9pm
Drinks by donation
Food for sale
More about the artists:
Harleen Singh is a Singer/Performing Artist/Visual Creator/Dancer/Conceptual Influencer resonating an organic genre disruptive of Pop, Funk, Hip Hop, Dance, Soul, Jungle, and Punjabi (West Indian) sounds. She focuses her intention on conceptual frame-working, drawing out, cultivating, and igniting her authentic expression at the utmost. The vibe brings an arrival of trueness and ingenuity that defies musical genre as we know it today. Having collaborated with international artists and musicians alike, from Chaka Khan’s bass player to record-breaking Punjabi music producers, she now hones her own sound into existence, pure and authentic to her expression, from production to song-writing and performing.
Rashad aka Soul Nubian is is a multidisciplinary performance artist, creative entrepreneur, and artistic director of the Global Street Dance Masquerade: a site-specific dance ceremony that presents thematic, socially conscious, full-body masquerade suits in urban environments for diverse audiences. He has been a part of underground dance and performance culture for more than 20 years, creating works that span dance, theater, fashion, film, and music video that explore an Afrofuturist soul aesthetic. Rashad aka Soul Nubian's Nu-Soul Line & 2 Step Dance Session is presented for all people with the intention of re-claiming the legacy of a soulful dance floor passed on by the black American experience which gave birth to jazz, blues, and soul. Stay connected to his artistry at soulnubian.com and gsdmq8.com.
Nasimeh B.E. (Bahrayni Easton) is a multi-disciplinary artist and performer living in Oakland. Her work has been features on stages across the Bay Area and country, ranging from story slams like The Shout and The Moth to poetry slams, open mics, morning dance parties, and more. Her visual art is part of private collections around the country, and her illustrations have been contracted by diverse companies, bands, and organizations. Find out more and keep in touch at NasimehBE.com and @nasimehehe on social media.
Jasmine Fuego is a singer, dancer and ARTivist deeply committed to creating art in service to justice, self empowerment and liberation. In 2014, she co-founded the Permaculture Action Network,an organization that bridges art and ecology through action, with a group of community organizers and environmental educators. During the school year she teaches mindfulness & emotional intelligence to K-12th graders in Richmond, Ca with the Mindful Life Project. She has hosted and curated spaces at events such as the North American Permaculture Convergence, Symbiosis Gathering and Oregon Eclipse 2017.
DJ Wild Man is a geographer, dancer, and DJ. He works across all parts of his craft to cultivate more harmonious relations between sound, bodies, and space in an urban setting. His favorite medium is dance music — from hip-hop and house to dancehall and disco — and he spins in deep gratitude and service to the sonic elders and innovators of soul, past and present. Check him out at soundcloud.com/wildwildman
Good Culture is a bi-monthly performing arts showcase and dance party that celebrates good music, good people, and good vibes in the East Bay. It’s curated by Jasmine Fuego (host) and Wild Man (resident DJ).