Heather Christie 9-9.45
10-11:30 PM: The Dogon Lights create an undeniable, funky and energetic dance atmosphere that takes the listener straight to the stars.
Their unique traditional skin and wood instruments are played over Hot Afrodelic Grooves and inspired vocals in multiple languages.
The Dogon Lights blend ancient instruments together with the modern, such as the Sintar and Guimbri from Morocco, the Kamale Ngoni, Calabash and Djembe of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea, with bass, guitar, and flute from the West.
The band name is inspired by the Dogon people of Mali who believe they are descendants of the Sirians who come from the star Sirius, also known as the Dog Star.
www.dogonlights.com for sounds and images.
11:30-2am: San Francisco based izzy*wise aka Isaac Weiser first started performing music in his Dad’s Klezmer band as a teenager. As the multi-instrumentalist began learning new instruments and collecting records, so came the influx of different styles and cultures of music. Having played in many bands performing reggae, afrobeat, funk, rock, hip-hop, klezmer, drum n bass, and Latin styles this versatile performer began producing his own music and djing in 2007. Combining his knowledge of multiple instruments, sound reinforcement, and his love of mixing music from different cultures, we now have the electro world dub mashup that is izzy*wise’s music.
Isaac Weiser has played and collaborated with many different musicians and groups, and has a growing discography including 7 vinyl releases. Some notable groups are: LoCura, Lucky Brown and the Funk Revolution, Afrolicious, Pleasuremaker Band, Makru, Mophono Halftone Society, J Boogie, Nicodemus
He has also had the pleasure of opening for many heroes and talents including Culture, Arrested Development, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Ocote Soul Sounds, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and many more!!