Dive into cosmic new Zuluzuluu track (Minneapolis Concert to Support Parks Equity Concert w/ Brother Ali & Sarah White TONIGHT!)
Zuluzuluu, the project of Greg Grease and a talented group of dudes who are making futuristic funk/soul/r&b/hip-hop, has been floating around the scene for a couple years now, wowing with their cosmic grooves on various stages across the metro. Recently they released a track called “Black Maybe,” which was penned by Stevie Wonder and performed by his then wife Syreeta through the Motown label. The group released it in February for Black History Month, and it is a powerful reimagining of a great song. It is a slinky, hazy, soulful take on the track. It drips power with lush synths and effect-laden vocals with a funky interlude in the middle that zaps you into attention. Listen below to get a small sample of the great work Zuluzuluu are crafting. The group will be part of a show pulled together by the Parks and Power campaign to highlight the work P&P are doing to address the need for racial equity in the Minneapolis parks. More info on the show, which features Brother Ali, Sarah White and more, can be found below. RSVP on Facebook HERE.
Thursday, May 12th at ICEHOUSE // $8 in advance $10 at the door // Doors at 9:30pm
Performances by Brother Ali //Lady Midnight // Sarah White // ZuluZuluu // DJ’s King Otto and Keezy
The Parks and Power campaign is taking a break from regularly scheduled programming to celebrate 5 months of hard work from neighborhood leaders across the city organizing for Racial Justice in Minneapolis Parks. The Minneapolis Park and Rec Board is a semi-autonomous arm of the municipal government and the largest property holder in the city. 8 of the 9 elected park commissioners are white and for too long decisions about these crucial public resources have been made by small groups behind closed doors. We see the Minneapolis Park Board as an entry point for community members to get involved and take power at the local level, a venue for instituting race conscious public policy and our neighborhood parks as hubs for community organizing and healing. Already in 2016 we have made exciting steps toward real change; from moving forward the restoration of the Dakota name Bde Maka Ska to “Lake Calhoun”, to creating Racial Equity Sub-Committee’s in the Park Board Master Planning processes and organizing issue hubs across the city taking action on neighborhood issues. Please join us May 12th to lift up the work of these fighters for Racial Justice and learn how you can get involved.
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