Kendra Morris, with Dap-Kings sensation Binky Griptite
Jordan and The RituaL, DJ HeyLove
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
One might never expect such a rich and mighty voice to emerge from Kendra Morris' petite frame. Her potency as a singer and performer grew from a childhood immersed in music, travelling with her family to perform gospel in the prison ministries and asylums in St. Petersburg, Florida. Kendra moved to New York City in 2003, making music inside a tiny closet with only a guitar and 8 track recorder, always keeping it simple- an aesthetic that continues to shape her sound. The southern influence of the soul and humidity in her voice adds a raw energy that one would attribute to a generation long lost to the internet and digital media.
Morris' voice is a courier to a world where oral storytelling is the only means for passing on lifes lessons, humor, and drama. After releasing two self-produced EP's she teamed up with seasoned producer Jeremy Page ( The Cars, Ed OG, That Handsome Devil) to work on her self titled EP. The collaboration has produced a collage of tracks that echo the music and experiences of her childhood. Kendra's real strength lies in combining mysticism and the strange emotions invoked by the human spirit.
with Dap-Kings sensation Binky Griptite
Binky Griptite is a songwriter, producer, and vocalist best known as the guitarist and emcee for Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings.
Jordan and The RituaL
The RituaL is the brainchild of Band Leader/Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist Jordan Feinstein.
DJ heyLove* grew up in the Bay Area surrounded by different cultures, ethnicities, and art.
Influenced by all this diversity she developed a love for variety, which is reflected in her taste for music.
Attracted to different rhythms and how they make the mind, body, and soul feel, heyLove* is naturally drawn to artists from the past and present like Roy Ayers, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, J Dilla, Kanye West, AtJazz, Omar, & Esthero.
You'll hear jazz, R&B, downtempo, broken beat, house, reggae, afro beat and hip-hop in her collection. "There should be no genre lines in music", heyLove* explains her mixes reflect a "music head" who appreciates the finer melodies in life.
DJ heyLove* has created good vibes at places such as Yoshi's Jazz Club SF, Mua Restaurant and Lounge, Ozumo's, the People Oakland, and The Getty's Mansion. She specializes in spinning for events such as art gallery openings, fashion shows, wine tastings, and corporate/non-profit events.
heyLove* is one of the resident DJ's and creators of "the People", dedicated to redefining night life by providing a soulful and eclectic experience through the cultivation of music, art, dance, fashion, cuisine, and community. For the past 5 years "the People" party gathers over 800 people each month to enjoy the music of resident and world renowned dj's, incredible live performances, local artists/vendors, delicious food, and a good time.
The People has booked special guests such as Daz-I-Kue, LeftO, Rich Medina, DJ Spinna, Bobbito, Boddhi Satva, Mark deClive-Lowe and Amp Fiddler. If your in the Bay Area looking for body moving music and fresh art come check out "the People" every 4th Saturday at the New Parish in downtown Oakland, CA.
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