For Immediate Release
Contact: Will Magid (firstname.lastname@example.org) 650 279-8166
WORLD WIDE DANCE PARTY: Bay Area Funk Extravaganza!
Benefit for East Palo-Based Non-profit Live in Peace
Club Fox (Redwood City), Saturday, Nov 29th, 2014
Featuring musicians who have played with Sly & The Family Stone, Santana, Tower of Power, Graham Central Station and more.
Rustee Allen, Fred Ross, Will Magid, Rickey Vincent , Live in Peace Brass Band, Whiskey Hill
Redwood City, CA, Friday, November 7, 2014- The World Wide Dance Party returns to the Club Fox in Redwood City with an exciting show to benefit East Palo Alto-based Live in Peace’s Youth Development Through Music Program.
The event will feature an all-star band playing the music of Sly & The Family Stone, Tower of Power, Headhunters, celebrating the Bay Area’s rich musical heritage while raising needed funds for a great community organization.
The event honors the global impact of music that arose from the Bay Area counter-culture and civil rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s, and invests in the future (100% of the proceeds are donated to Live in Peace). One of the major artists being celebrated is Sly and the Family Stone, the first major American band to have an integrated, multi-gender lineup. Before Sly very few soul and R&B groups delved into political and social commentary; after him, it became a tradition in soul, funk, and hip-hop.
Previous WWDP events in San Francisco and the Peninsula have been sold-out successes, this is a one time event that should not be missed.
- Legendary Rustee Allen is best known as the bass guitar player for the influential funk band Sly and the Family Stone, recording some of the most beloved bass lines of all time. He also was Bobby Womack's bassist until Womack passed away earlier this year.
- Fred Ross is a dynamic, talented vocalist and musician who has been performing professionally since he could walk. Fred has performed with top talent such as Tower of Power, Huey Lewis and the News, Pete Escovedo, Graham Central Station and Lionel Richie. Fred recently completed a US tour with the James Brown Horns featuring Pee Wee Ellis and Maceo Parker.
- The event visionary is Palo Alto native Will Magid. Will is an ethnomusicologist, trumpeter, DJ, and a seasoned producer who has worked with Solomon Burke, Erykah Badu, Pretty Lights, Bonobo, Zigaboo Modeliste, and more. "Trumpet prodigy Will Magid's World Wide Dance parties are a global blast," said the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
- Music historian, UC Berkeley Professor, and KPFA DJ Rickey Vincent will be DJing/MCing the event playing classic recordings and discussing connections between music and the political movements of the 1960s and 1970s.
About Live in Peace
Live In Peace has become a second family to many young people in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park. They help youth navigate their way through barriers they may face to a peaceful and positive future. They provide scholarships and ongoing social-emotional support for students, and recognize that when young people tap into their artistic gifts the entire course of their lives can shift. They have started the Live In Peace Music Academy to help youth uplift the community in East Palo Alto/Eastern Menlo Park. Live in Peace will be bringing their brass band comprised of previous and current students.
What: World Wide Dance Party! Bay Area Funk Extravaganza
When: Saturday, November 29, 2014, Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Where: Club Fox (Wheelchair accessible)
2223 Broadway Street, Redwood City 94063
Price: $15 Presale, $20 at Door
Live in Peace Brass Band