General News · 13th August 2010
ELEKWENT FOLK are coming to Cortes, Saturday, August 21 for a concert at Gorge Hall. Come out for a funky night of live music, poetry and dancing!
ELEKWENT FOLK are a trio of emcees/musicians from Vancouver BC consisting of members AstroLogic, A-Ro, & Slippery Elm. Free-spirited and spontaneous, jazzy and eclectic, poignant and insightful—these emcees are far from cookie-cut; instead they are smashing stereotypes, resisting pressures to conform all the while nimbly slipping between genres like a shaman slips between ours and the Otherworld. These are the urban bards of today: a new incarnation of seer-poets and word-guru’s, reclaiming hip-hop as a genre, from the stagnant commercially-obsessed mainstream. Their live show is red-hot and highly danceable, celebrating “the Funk” which, to EF, is an expression of life force.
In November of 2009 the group came first place in a contest put on by Prince Po of hip-hop super-group Organized Konfusion, winning a record deal with Prince Po’s label—Nasty Habits Entertainment. Since winning the contest, they co-founded a Vancouver musical collective called VanTastic, and are currently working closely with friend and mentor Prince Po. Fuelled by their love of life, music, and language, Elekwent Folk are determined to continue making positive music—music made BY the Folk, FOR the folk.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
All-Ages $10.00 admission, *refreshments*
8:30 pm - doors open
9:00 pm - poetry performance by Slippery Elm
9:30 pm - live music by Elekwent Folk
10:30 pm - DJ's spinning funk breaks & soul classics
See you there!