Britishhiphop.co.uk - Check here for the entire history of Hip Hop in the British Isles and a comprehensive database of UK Hip Hop releases.
Home arrow Features arrow Soul:ID - Biography
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Main Menu
Home
News
Reviews
Features
Database
Downloads
Forums
Links
Contact Us
Search
News Feeds
FAQ's
Site Pre Oct '05
BHH Myspace
Newsletter
Gallery
Donate
Any donation you can make will help keep the site online.
Donate towards my web hosting bill!
Soul:ID - Biography
User Rating: / 0
PoorBest 
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Soul:ID - BiographyThe Soul:ID story begins in Africa (Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda to be exact) where three-quarters of the band originate. Their journeys brought them together in Brussels, Belgium where after years of working as studio musicians and backing vocalists, they decided it was their time to step into the spotlight. The result of their combined talent is the album 'Sex Love & Philosophy', first released in USA (on respected label ABB) and Japan.

While their sound may be considered in the same musical sphere as Jill Scott, Sa-Ra, D'Angelo and Platinum Pied Pipers, Soul:ID is more than just a band. Their unique story has given shape to a concept - dubbed "Afropean Soul" - which reflects their virtues and beliefs. Soul:ID tells the story of today's African and Afro-Europeans overcoming ethnic, social and economical barriers while promoting positive messages and images of what functioning multiculturalism can achieve. Soul:ID is a product of this African/European renaissance and recognize the importance of celebrating it.

From the sublime single 'Love Of My Life' to the to the boom bap of 'How Comes', the foursome never lose touch with their objective of producing real Afropean Soul - most evident on their genius flip of Spandau Ballet's classic 'True'.

After having been the first urban act ever to play Rwanda, Soul:ID have been labelled 'Ambassadors of Peace'. It is their intention to be a synonym for a more peaceful and beautiful synergy of mixing cultures beyond the borders of ethnicity or social, mental and geographical borders. One of the group's plans is to put together an initiative for peace coming from the cultural sector rather than the political one. There are in discussions to organize a series of free festivals in the three capitals Kigali, Bujumbura and Kinshasa attracting international attention to the areas and improving the local economy and culture.

The group consists of producer Urban Deep, the hip-hop drumming naughty boy and the nucleus of Soul:ID, Tchaï, the beautiful soul-loving songstress with a golden voice, V, the stylish, soul-sensitive singer / producer and creative mad scientist and Dad'D, the old-school crooner / producer who brings a peaceful balance to the group. The name Soul:ID was chosen to highlight a coalescence of four different artistic and personal identities joining forces around their common love for soul music.

In the time they've been together as a group, Soul:ID has worked with many notable international acts such touring with world-rhythm pioneer Zap Mama throughout Europe, headlined the legendary Jazz Café in London, and individually worked with artists like Wyclef Jean, Craig David, Robert Palmer and Youssou N'Dour.


Soul:ID - Biography



Did you enjoy this? Please share or bookmark with:
Digg!Reddit!Del.icio.us!Google!Live!Facebook!Slashdot!Netscape!Technorati!StumbleUpon!Spurl!Wists!Simpy!Newsvine!Blinklist!Furl!Fark!Blogmarks!Yahoo!Squidoo!FeedMeLinks!BlinkBits!
 


Related Items:


Newer Items:


Older Items:



< Prev   Next >

Polls
What would you like to see more of on the site?....
 
Selected Items
Various Artists - The Move Volume 2 LP [Tokyo Dawn Records]

article thumbnail

Read Story
Must Volkoff - Aquanaut LP [Pang Productions]

article thumbnail

Read Story
Da Flyy Hooligan ft. Hus Kingpin - Distress Signals

article thumbnail

Read Story
Syndicate
  • Subscribe in a reader
  • Subscribe to britishhiphop by Email

1999-2017 britishhiphop.co.uk / QED