Its official, REAL MUSIC IS UNIVERSAL!
Our good mate James Locksmith of JembeMusic put me on to this dope event on this weekend in Beirut where a posse of SOUL, FUNK & Rare Groove fans are throwing it down in homage to the musical legacy of James Brown at the annual ‘Black Christmas‘.
THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE presents ‘THE BLACK CHRISTMAS’ (THIRD EDITION)
For the third X-mas in a row THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE keeps the tradition of funk, soul, rare groove and breaks in this city and the Middle East, alive. However this time we are getting closer to the heart of the action by taking over the former infamous CLUB SOCIAL where three of THE BGC DJs used to spin regularly (DJ Stickfiggr, Ernesto and Ramsay Short).
This time THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE commemorate the fifth anniversary of James Brown’s death, with long list of DJs, artists and visual artists. To top it all off, this year Supreme Sandwiches and Samosas will be on sale from Firas Yatbokh!
- Natalie “Baby” Shooter (Opening act)
- Brother Jackson ( afro-funk/hip-hop) + Heavy G (Hard funk)
- Chris Bail (dance music)
- DJ Spindle aka Ernesto ( rare groove,deep funk, breaks)
- James Locksmith (nu-disco, afrobeat)
- DJ Wah ( Italo-Disco)
Visuals by Nadim Saoma
“In Memory of James Brown” an art project by Tom Bone,Jeanne Fouchet, Semaan Khawam, Lilly in the rain aka Nanou, Ernesto and short fuse.
Shortfuse Film will be releasing their music video for BGC collaborator Wriggly Scott aka DJ Solo’s new single entitled “Hierarchy/Anachy”.