Biography

Black Stax is made up of Felicia Loud who is small in stature but power in voice, honing her own unique style, sound as she at times blends a musical celebration of our elder mother’s voices such as Nina Simone to Billie Holiday. She has been a singer, song writer and performer for years to the point you may not know ahead of time what will be experienced but it is always one of enjoyment and enlightenment. Jace ECAj is the Master MC of the duo. With strong roots in Hip Hop, Jace ECAj is a Seattle Hip Hop Icon. He brings that essence through his provoking and always social conscious lyrical rhyme that when hearing his voice, tones and cadence you start to feel it in your soul without realizing it. As they come together and blend their styles, voice and true connection…you can feel their true passion and love for what they create, share and experience together in front of us, the audience.

They have shared their musical creativity by releasing their debut album, Talking Buildings (2010), High Rhymes Smoking Jackets (ep) (2012) and a live album, Black Stax LIVE at the Triple Door (2013). They have also shared their visual story by releasing two (2) videos, I Love my Life (2011), which garnered major attention and was added to Foot Locker/Foot Action stores nationwide. As well as, Spell on You (2012), which was their ode to Nina Simone and Beat Battle Winner of Dope Emporium (2012).

They have also opened for many national and international acts, such as Floetry Reunion Tour, Nappy Roots, Les Nubians, Blackalicious, Tal National and Water Seed to name a few. They pride themselves in putting on well orchestrated shows as well, such as Black Envelope Vol 1 & 2, Black Kandy and participating in the Madaraka Festival.

Performing across the Pacific Northwest into, Portland and into Northern California, along with their music being played on a variety of college radio stations to internet radio across the world. The sound of Black Stax has reached Germany, London, South America into Africa with a large following in Kenya. 

Black Stax is ready to continue the work. With new music and new visuals to come, Black Stax is ready to solidify their mark in the Artistic World of Creativity. ‘Staxin Continues’….

 

Black Stax Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/blackstax

 

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#StayStaxin' #MovementMusic #BlackStax

 

News

  • In Seattle, Black Stax rules as a social, music movement. Its current incarnation is jazz-soul vocalist Felicia Loud and MC Jace ECaj. Together, they’ve churned out burning new music with a conscience this year, with “Leanin’” and “99’” making the rounds in the Northwest and beyond since dropping on social media November 24.

    Seattle’s Black Stax weaves jazz, hip-hop, and the social-soul in the latest single off the duo’s five-song “Movement Music” EP.
    Photo courtesy of Black Stax, used with permission
    “Leanin’” raps about leaving a legacy rather than taking up space, despite hard times and harder origins. “99’” is the mother of all empowerment songs, giving props to those in the struggle against a world of institutions growing more destitute in its soulless power grabs, at the expense of love, identity, and truth.

    In other words, everything Black Stax stands for. Listening to these two power anthems, it’s hard not to raise hands and even fists to fight for a better day in a better way. As is the hallmark of this group, Loud and ECaj create music from the depths that both stirs your heart and moves your body.

    To ready the whole article, please click the link below:

    http://www.examiner.com/article/black-stax-drops-rap-for-the-people-on-99 … via  @examinercom @CBWJazzExaminer

  • New Music from my Seattle friends Black Stax. '99' is their latest release. Produced by Rob Eramia. Check it out!!

    http://thisismissradcliffe.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/new-music-99-by-black-stax.html

     

    If you are not aware of Black Stax check out the interview I had with them here
    thisismissradcliffe.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/miss-radcliffe-meetblack-stax.html

     

    Miss Radcliffe UK


  • Seattle’s underground group continues ‘Staxin’’
    By: Carol Banks Weber AXS Contributor Jan 9, 2015


    Seattle’s underground R&B/hip-hop/jazz group, Black Stax, readies for the next installment in its new “Black Envelope Vol. 2: The Staxin’ Continues” performance series with an ambitious, multimedia concert January 17, 9 p.m., at 2312 Gallery 2nd Ave. “Black Envelope Vol. 2” is the second part of Felicia Loud and Jace ECaj’s “Staxin’” incarnation, minus MC Silas Blak.

    Their first show, “Hot Coca” December 26 at LUCID, kicked off the transition with the artists putting themselves in a living “musical museum” of a show, while artistically moving into new material with new artists and a fresh start.

    “Since this is a transition, I like to say this is Vol. 2: Staxin’ Continues,” Jace ECaj explained in a December 21st AXS interview. “We still plan on ‘stackin’ great music, to create quality (good) music. For 2015, we already have some exciting things planned. We are releasing two records in Africa and the UK with two artists from there. In Africa, we have a song with Naomi Wamboe and in the UK with Cyclonious. We will have visuals to support these as well. As well as new material from Black Stax. … The show on the 26th is the first in a series that we are doing in Seattle to showcase the new material and introduce how Black Stax will continue.”

    Get ready for the second in the series. On January 6, singer Loud explained: “‘Black Envelope’ is our vision of self identification through visual arts. In this series, ‘Hot Coca,’ we sculpted ourselves into a musical museum. With ‘Black Envelope Vol. 2,’ our goal is to paint a bigger picture of black beauty and strong lyrical content and visuals to match.”

    A major part of the second show will include Kenyan vocalist Wamboe, who recorded a new song, “Star,” with the group. That recording will come out in Africa soon.

    Sistah Luv (LaTanya Horace), a three-piece ensemble, and the sounds of DJ Fresh1 complete the evening.

    Jace described the new Black Stax movement yesterday.

    What do you mean by Black Envelope Vol. 2? Is this the title of your ongoing performance series, possibly a working title for your next album? “Black Envelope Vol. 2” is the second time we did a “Black Envelope” event. So, since we are embarking on the second phase of Black Stax and our musical contribution, we are engaging in the theme, “Vol. 2: Staxin’ Continues.” That may be closer to the title of our next album, “Vol 2: Staxin Continues.”

    You mention visual arts with the live music at this next show. Any details? No [winks]. No real details to share. But, we like putting all the forms of art together when putting on a production. So, the visual aspect plays a huge role in getting some people’s attention. And, because of that, we will include that in every show we can.

    Come open up the Envelope and see what’s inside.

    What can people expect at the Jan. 17th installment? People can expect a strong performance with a lot of new music! They can expect an atmosphere of good energy, beautiful people, and a commitment to making sure we have a great time with messages throughout.

    Our lyrical journey continues...

    Define Black Stax to the unsuspecting public. What drives you both as artists? Black Stax is a group that was formed to do, in the tradition, to continue to ‘stack’ and ‘acknowledge’ the roots of great music and build from there. Using all genres in the process.

    What drives me is what fueled me...the ability to be inspired by music, the ability to be persuaded by music, and the ability to share and learn from music. Music has such a huge impact on the human spirit, that we have to make sure ours will stand the test of time and can be passed on to the youth in its purest form. The elders school us, the youth inspire us, and our peers push us. And, we have no problem having the responsibility and accountability of that. We are honored to do so!

  • By: Carol Banks Weber AXS Contributor Jul 15, 2016 


    Interview: Black Stax speaks to ‘Black Lives Matter’ through active music
    Black Stax


    All the polite, well-meaning talk in the world means nothing without a call to action. The Seattle hip-hop/jazz duo of Black Stax’s MC Jace ECAj and vocalist Felicia Loud understands this all too well.

    As the recent police shootings and subsequent street protests mounted into a deadly standoff in Dallas, Black Stax continued to show the face of activism in the music, a riotous, thought-provoking, always original mix of hip-hop and rap, jazz and the far-reaching ether of the global — one dope video drop at a time.

    While professional talking heads offered up thoughts and prayers, pushing political agendas, and the bickering masses unfriended and blocked meaningful dialogue, furthering the racial divide, Black Stax walked the walk by doing what it’s always done: stackin’ activism in the music for the people.

    Black Stax continued, as always, to show its humanitarian activism by showing up to support everyday people struggling with hardship, and by shedding a light on other small, indie artists from near and far who have something more to say than the average pop star.

    For these two, music is more than a two-album shot at a bigger gig and a bigger name. Music is life and death.

    Nirvana may have introduced grunge music to the populace, and Macklemore, popularized rap for the suburbs. But Black Stax is Seattle’s living, breathing street cred, keeping the city honest and making dope music that crosses all those boundaries, uncompromising in its moral, for the people aesthetic.

    Ever since Black Stax released its 2010 album, Talking Buildings, with the hit single, “I Love My Life,” the current duo of Loud and ECAj has kept people talking and thinking about deeper subjects than the hook of a melody or commercial branding.

    So when the police shootings sparked race riots in the streets, AXS went to the critically acclaimed Black Stax’s Felicia Loud and Jace ECAj for their take. Earlier today, they served up the unadulterated truth, just as they do in the dope music videos they post online every so often.

    AXS: Listening to “Loyalty Is Royalty” right now, which is very hardcore rap with the swampiest, grittiest drum solo ever. Who is that guy, and who are all the rest of the players who helped bring this track to life?

    Felicia Loud: It appears you enjoyed the cut. Good. Music always has several layers prior to the finished project. Here are the names of everyone who participated in “Loyalty is Royalty.” The beat was produced by EzyBeatz, he's out of Mississippi. Jace-ECAj the MC. Myself on vocals. Barry Johnson came with the video concept and directed the piece. The videographer was Aaron RF Anderson. Davee C is the "grittiest" drummer. DJ Sean Malik on the one's and two's. We also had several supporters present during the shoot.

    Jace ECAj: Yes, I'm glad you were able to dissect the vibe of the cut [smiles]. Like Felicia said, “Good music has a few layers,” so, in the sense that we are a group that says we are about “Staxin’ ‘em,” it felt good to remind and expose this layer. EzyBeatz is an ill producer/beatmaker out of Mississippi. We were able to make contact with him and get a few tracks. “Loyalty is Royalty” stood up and out, the music, the concept, it spoke to where we are, what we're about and the importance of establishing a dope presence for who we represent. Barry Johnson, visual artist, director/producer of Sonic Painting, reached out to us and wanted to do something with music, but didn't want it to be typical. We shot him “Loyalty is Royalty,” we met with him and Aaron Anderson, who is a dope videographer! And, shortly thereafter, you have this visual presentation of “Loyalty is Royalty” in a Sonic Painting. Davee C is a legendary drummer in town and we were honored to have him hit the sticks for the piece. DJ Sean Malik, SeaTown's finest, came in and added his hands to the mix. And, we had a few people come down and enjoy the experience with us.

    AXS: It seems Black Stax drops these singular singles out into the outer, online universe. But is that enough for this Seattle band with so much to say?

    JE: You know...that's interesting. Because we don't have a release date for most of the music we put out. Of course we do have projects we promo for and have scheduled release dates. But, with us, sometimes we just get a buzz off some work we thought would be great to just share. Is it enough? Enough for the status quo or industry quo, probably not. For those looking and listening for good music, music that has something more to it than just the beat and rhyme, song, we're doing our best and want to make sure we reach you in the online universe.

    FL: Fortunately we have tactics. We have our own way of maintaining our relevancy within this industry. So there is a method involved.

    AXS: Where is Black Stax at musically right now? You’ve released some singles in the past few months. Catch us up.

    FL: Right now, we are working on several new pieces, including an up-and-coming release entitled, “Freedom.” It is a great compilation. Produced by Rob Eramia and Rob Banks Beats. Featuring writings by Erika Bell/eBellz and Tuesday Velasco, along with Black Stax. Mixed at ...studio by DJ Sean Malik. Look for that July 22, 2016!

    JE: We're in a great creative space! We feel like we're in a good, creative zone with some very creative and committed people with us. We've put out a few joints... “Deep Hole,” featuring eBellz, track by Rob Banks Beats, “Way of the Gun,” track by ThirdEyeBling, recorded by ThirdEyeBling, and “Loyalty is Royalty” track by EzyBeatz. And, “Freedom” is set to drop on July 22. That's us with eBellz and Tuesday Velasco and another Rob Banks Beats track. We do most of our recording out of Vocal Chi Studios (Kevin Gardner) or SMS Studios (DJ Sean Malik).

    AXS: A lot’s happened in the past few weeks, a lot of bad things like those two shootings by cops and the retaliation in Dallas of cops. Speak to the violence, the protests, the riots, the deeper divide these shootings have evoked.

    FL: Speaking to the violence… These violent attacks committed by those "civil servants" that we are witnessing are being supported by the same system that supported the awful, unlawful, inhumane cruelties of slavery. That is the issue.

    The protests. The protests have been happening for over 400 years in this country alone. In 2016, the bullies, the murderers within the "civil servant" departments, the supporters of the bullies and murderers are being called out on their behavior and they do not like it. Various generations of black people are working together and demanding, without apologies, that the system be changed. We are fearless, we have the evidence of mistreatment, and murders. So the truth is on our side. I appreciate those who are brave enough to videotape these attacks, I appreciate being part of a collective that chooses not to be silent.

    The riots. What riots? I see “reactions” to injustice. I see “frustration” due to injustice. I see “revolt” when denied justice. I see "pain" from injustice. I see black people “demanding” justice. However, I have not seen any riots.

    JE: Exactly. No riots, no retaliation, just continuous and continued brutality by the public servant paid to protect and to serve the communities they patrol. Need complete police reform.

    AXS: How do Black Stax and its music stack up in response?

    FL: Black Stax is a musical duet comprised of a black man and black woman. Jace is a father, husband, son, brother, nephew, uncle, and friend. I am a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and friend. We live in response every time we leave our homes.

    JE: There is balance in our thoughts and presentations. So, there is balance in the messages and realities in our music.

    AXS: What do you think is the main problem and the main solution to all this racial/economic divide?

    FL: The main problem to the racial divide is that it is being called a racial divide. This is particularly about murderers not being held accountable for killing black, unarmed men. As far as solutions for the racial/economic divide, that is personal responsibility.

    JE: Solution is in accountability. And, not segregated accountability. But, general accountability... to me, especially to those who hold positions of power and influence to maybe even a higher standard of accountability. Particularly, when it deals with life and death.

    As far as economically and racially, that's a huge honest conversation. Because, that's a great responsibility to take on. As my daughter's title of her book [reads], we'd have to “Outweigh the Gravity.”

    AXS: One of the biggest controversies surrounds the term, #BlackLivesMatter. People are fighting over this instead of looking at the big picture. What are your thoughts? Is it a war over words, a distraction, an important part in the movement to open minds?

    FL: Black lives matter is the big picture.

    The bickering over the term is a distraction. The statement is calling for black people to open our minds and — as Erykah Badu put it — “stay woke!” We have always known we've mattered. For me, “I sometimes forget how much.”

    JE: That's what I'm talking about. How are we making the term/hashtag BlackLivesMatter a debate? You can't distract movement, ‘cause you don't define it!

    AXS: How is Seattle and its musicians uniquely poised to change minds in light of the race wars going on?

    JE: The one thing I'm happy to see is that high-profile, black faces aren't ducking or dodging the issue and the urgency of this epidemic. They're using their platforms to at least speak, even if they get blasted following it. I'm happy to see organizations come together to find ways to build on the next momentum. And, I say, action beats all talk!

    As far as Seattle artists, we have to deal with our own truths in this city and the policies that make this playing field slanted. We can have as many Town Halls and community Q&As as we like. But, action beats all talk. I think and believe we have the talent to be a pulse in the world with contributions through art. Will we?

    FL: I can not speak for other musicians in Seattle. But we speak our truths and that in itself has the ability to change minds. Many people walk around lying to themselves all day, because they refuse to acknowledge these vicious attacks as murder.

    AXS: What’s coming up for Black Stax, in terms of the next live performance?

    JE: Next show in Seattle is Aug. 20 at the Houser Music Festival for the Emergency Feeding Program, a wonderful organization that does some incredible things for the people of the town. Aug. 19, we're in Tri-Cities, part of a reentry program for ex-cons. End of August, we're in Chicago for a couple events and in September we're in Los Angeles for a couple events (will send flyers once we get them). And, in October, we're doing two events with TAF. And, one in November with Sharon Nyree Williams [for] her book release, “Consciousness of Love.”

  • Messengers come in all forms, faces and places but who are you willing to listen to? It appears that many of us are followers and wait for a known name to step up and speak the truth, than to get behind our neighbors and the faces we socialize with in person and online. We have messengers all around us and maybe, just maybe you are one of them.

    In 2009 I was introduced to a local group know as Black Stax. At that time there was 3, the emcees know as Silas Blak and Jace ECAj also known as Silent Lambs Project joining their shared voices with the soulful jazzy flava of Felicia Loud…Although Silas Blak chose to leave the group, the foundation was already built and the connection between Felicia Loud and Jace ECAj unfolded before our very eyes, ears, smell and touch without the realization of, not missing a purposeful beat.

    The duo and I have become very close and especially Jace and I speak on a regular basis, at times with Felicia when her schedule allows. I have come to know them, I have come to respect what moves them and to listen. It is never just a simple conversation, with layers and depth, at times it may start out tough but always ends with strength and grace…Always Always with #ForwardMovement, Jace ECAj signature saying. I stand before you today and always, saying as well as claiming, #IAmBlackStax

    I say all of this, to say…Black Stax knows that their purpose goes beyond the music and being performers of words and sound…They take their position and responsibility serious that it is not just adults that watch them but the children along with our elders. There is a message in every song…Maybe first you feel the vibe of the beat and the cadence of Jace ECAj setting the tone, with Felicia Loud taking you outside of yourself with the highs and lows through octaves, pulling at your life’s soul. Again, it goes beyond the music…It is about Family First, It is about Community and being apart of movements that build than tear down. They are teachers, mentors, life builders and lovers of unity.

    Listen to the messages of Black Stax!

    Watch the Official Video of “99” by Black Stax

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeH0kWP7KVw

    Watch Black Stax’s NEW Video “Loyalty is Royalty”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12DSrqZUBIQ

    DO YOU GET IT…THE MESSAGE?

    Jesse-Williams-BET-Awards-Speech-2016

    Jesse Williams Speech at the BET 2016 Humanitarian Award
    Jesse Williams presented a speech that people around the world heard with a reaction. The majority in the audience appeared to be on board with what he was saying and people watching on TV have had a variety of reactions on what was experienced at this historical event. Those that I know applauded this new messenger who is in the media spotlight…He came direct and to the point with no sugar coating or making excuses. He did not deny who his mother is, a white woman and how he was raised by proud parents that afforded him a foundation of truthful understanding of reality. He takes his position in the spotlight as his responsibility to be one of many that stands up for people’s rights and for the rights of Black America. He did not put the sole blame on the “majority” (white people) but on all black communities to unite, honor and respect each other. He pushes for those to sit down and to be quiet, if they do not want to stand up, listen, understand and be apart of the solution to end the continued escalation of oppression in the 21st century.


    I personally, will be watching and listening for what Jesse Williams has to share, but I will continue to applaud my family, Black Stax for for being a messaging force in the Pacific Northwest through Hip Hop, Song and Presence.
    Celebrate the Messengers of your Families, Community, Churches, Towns and Cities…We have many unsung heroes that deserve recognition and support to further their mission and purpose.

    WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU JESSE! THANK YOU FOR STEPPING OUT ON TRUTH WITH A BOLDNESS THAT CANNOT BE DENIED. WE ARE ONE WITH YOU IN STAYING TRUE AND NEVER WAVERING WITH WHAT WE ALL KNOW IS RIGHT AND WRONG BUT CHOOSE TO TURN A BLIND EYE!
    I write this with respect and appreciation of Black Stax of Seattle, WA and Jesse Williams. The few can make a difference but with YOU, we can accomplish much more!

    Lady Flava
    Flava Coffee House News
    Seattle, WA

Shows

  • 17

    Jan

    2015

    Black Envelope Vol.2 2312 at Gallery 2nd Avenue

    Black Stax @ 2312 Gallery "Black Envelope Vol.2"

    09:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Apr

    2015

    New Orlean's Water Seed at Lucid Lounge

    New Orlean's Water Seed Meets Seattle's Black Stax for an eclectic night of music fusing jazz, funk, hip hop and soul into one evening.   Location Lucid Lounge 5241 University Way N.E. Cost: $28.00

    09:00:00 PM

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  • 03

    May

    2015

    Soul Power A Tribute to James Brown at Nuemos

    The Sulton of Swag Presents "Soul Power A Tribute to James Brown" (All Ages Event) Featuring: Draze Otieno Terry Dada Bass Pyramid Redwine Kore Ionz Black Stax Naomi Wamboe Introducing... Twisted Groove Malice & Mario Sweet

    12:00:00 PM

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  • 10

    May

    2015

    TAL National at Barboza

    Barboza Presents....TAL NATIONAL from Niger, Africa with BLACK STAX + DJ DAREK MAZZONE   TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLEADVANCED: $8.00DAY OF: $10.00

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 24

    May

    2015

    Dope Emporium at Folklife Festival at EMP Museum at the Seattle Center

    Dope Emporium Seattle's All Hip Hop Festival at The Northwest Folklife Festival on Sunday, May 24th at The EMP Museum. 3-5pm

    03:00:00 PM

  • 26

    Jun

    2015

    The Floetry Reunion Tour at The Temple Theater-Tacoma, WA

    The Floetry Reunion Tour Comes to Tacoma, WA on June 26th. Featuring Black Stax & Draze

    07:00:00 PM

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  • 01

    Aug

    2015

    Soul N The ParkUmojafest 2015 Judkins Park

    FREE Show, Community Show.. Soul N The Park at Umoja Fest 15' August 1st & 2nd 'Show Up & Show Out' ‪#‎BlackStax‬

    02:00:00 PM

  • 29

    Aug

    2015

    Rainier Valley Cultural Theatre

    Roots and Music "Make Radio" Festival --National Recording Artists Based in Seattle Headline a Festival Fundraiser to build Rainier Valley Radio studios. Saturday, Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m.- midnightTickets: $20 and $50http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/2078008 National recording artists based in Seattle, including Michael Wastman from “the Voice,” The EriAm Sisters from “America’s Got Talent,” Black Stax featuring “celebrated vocalist” Felicia Loud, recent “SubPop Records” signee Porter Ray, Dee Lyle, and drum legend George Griffin will headline a one night only music festival that also includes dancing, food, a silent auction, a radio DJ experience" where attendees will be able to hear what their voice would sound like on the radio, the Seattle "Neighborhood Radio" Tower art installation and a Rainier Valley Radio's "talent search" for the best new voice in Seattle to host their own radio show. Proceeds from the event will go toward building Rainier Valley Radio, KVRU 105.7 FM, a new nonprofit radio station with a charter to broadcast local voices, local talent and local issues to up to 200,000 listeners when it goes on the air in 2016. KVRU is one of seven new Seattle neighborhood radio stations found at PugetSoundCommunityRadio.BrownPaperTickets.com, that will offer hyper-local programming created by Seattle residents , for Seattle residents, beginning in 2016. Tickets are $20 for General Admission and $50 for Golden Circle V.I.P online at Brownpapertickets.com/event/2078008, or by calling Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 event concierges at 1-800-838-3006An all-ages event reception and silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m. with a DJ, a no host bar for those 21 and older, food and community booths along with an opportunity for attendees to create their own radio program; musical performances will kick-off at 8:00 p.m. The festival is a fundraiser for Rainier Valley Radio, KVRU 105.7 FM, a new community owned and operated low-power FM radio station that will reach up to 200,000 listeners with local voices, arts and culture when it goes on the air in 2016. Tickets are $20 for General Admission and $50 for Golden Circle V.I.P online at Brownpapertickets.com/event/2078008, or by calling Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 event concierges at 1-800-838-3006“The Voice and America’s Got Talent find some of the nation’s most promising artists in the Rainier Valley,” said Tony Benton, festival producer and a founder of KVRU. “Rainier Valley Radio, KVRU 105.7 FM will give our local artists their big break like these national television shows are doing today.”The festival, featuring locally-based national recording artists and entertainers is part of KVRU's efforts to amplify the diverse voices of Rainier Valley.  KVRU is one of seven new Seattle low-power FM radio stations approved by the FCC to use the public airwaves to give communities an unprecedented slice of the media pie."Rainier Valley has a rich history.  KVRU is a way for Southeast Seattle residents to tell their own stories, share experiences, and become creators and contributors of media that influences thousands of listeners." Says Tony Benton. Title sponsor of the festivities is South Seattle's "Emerald City Fish", the home of Blue Ribbon southern style recipes.  The event is also sponsored by Different Walks of Life Entertainment (DWOL) and SouthEast Effective Development (SEED).  The Rainier Valley "Roots & Music" Festival is presented by MUSICA Entertainment. For more information visit www.rainiervalleyradio.org.  For further questions or volunteer opportunities contact Tony Benton via email TonyB814@gmail.com or 206 280-3690.Event details:The First Rainier Valley Radio "Roots & Music" fundraiserDate:  Saturday August 29th, 2015 Time:6:30p-11:00p - Reception, DJ, booths, Activities6:30p-11:30p  21 & over alcoholic beverages and ALL age refreshments6:30p-11:30p  Food sampling from Northwest culinary experts including dessert and dinner8:00p-Midnite  Musical performances, specials presentations and guest appearances

    06:30:00 PM

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  • 03

    Sep

    2015

    One Vibe Africa

    Sept. 3rd at SAM's Seattle Arts Museum we will be amoungist a host of talented artist who will be volunteering their time to support One Vibe Africa's (founded by Simon Okelo) vision of collaborating African-American and African artists (specific but not exluded to Kenya artists) to work with Kenyan children in Kisumu. I am looking forward to how this experience will touch us. I will keep you all posted with as the date gets closer.Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

    06:00:00 PM

  • 09

    Oct

    2015

    Rumba Notes Lounge

    09:30:00 PM

  • 25

    Nov

    2015

    The Parlor Bellevue

    Soul Holiday with Dwele & Black Stax at The Parlor Bellevue

    07:00:00 PM

  • 27

    Nov

    2015

    Langston Hughes

    Black Friday Concert All Age Event at Langston Hughes #Africatown General: $20.00 Youth & Elders: $15.00

    07:00:00 PM

  • 18

    Dec

    2015

    Rumba Notes Lounge

    Black by Design LIVE Taping with Black Stax at Rumba Notes Lounge in Columbia City on Friday, December 18, 2015 Door: $10.00

    09:00:00 PM

  • 21

    Apr

    2016

    Columbia City Theater

    KZ Music and Black Stax Presents Boom Box at Comlumiba City Theater with Black Stax, Huey P and Tuesday Velasco  

    08:00:00 PM

  • 05

    Jun

    2016

    Hiawatha Place

    June 5th come out and chop it up with Seattle's First Youth Poet Laureate, Leija Farr and let's Elevate her new book 'Outweigh the Gravity' in a poetic cypher.'Building Strength and a Voice for our Youth is Important to the Future of the World' https://metiza.com/…/ar…/poetry-collection-outweigh-gravity/ June 5th at Hiawatha Artist Space, 843 Hiawatha Place S, 2-4pm‪#‎NuBlackArtsWestTheater‬ ‪#‎FreeYourMindandtheRestwillFollow‬‪#‎StayStaxin‬‪#‎BlackStax‬

    02:00:00 PM

  • 18

    Jun

    2016

    Beacon Hill Block Party/The Station

    Beacon Hill Block Party... Unity Local Business with the Beacon Hill Community as we experience Unity through food, music, art, community organzation and more. Black Stax with be just one of the local featured acts to hit the stage bring with the young, yet strong voice of Leija Farr.

    01:00:00 PM

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