5:56 pm - August 8, 2017 Posted by hicksont
We love Zo! YES WE DO! It’s apparent that he loves us right back. Zo! has selected Dallas, Texas for an exclusive screening of his Skybreak documentary and Neo Soul Cafe is hippopotamus happy about it. There will be a Screening of The Documentary followed by a Q&A Session with Zo! You do’t want to miss this intimate view inside the world of Zo! and the making of Skybreak.
It’s going down March 12, 2017 at Sandaga 813 in Dallas, TX. Check out the Sneak Peek below and make your plans to be with us!
Click on the link below to get your tickets! Hope to see YOU there!
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Zo!’s ‘SkyBreak’ Documentary is releasing on March 21, 2017. Check the link below for details
and if you don’t have zo!’s latest masterpiece we need you to play catch up ! Download it today!Read More
Neo Soul Cafe is blessed and honored to share with you a video/short film (Directed by Shawn Carter Peterson) that showcases a few of our favorite artists, Zo! Sy Smith and Carmen Rodgers rocking out to their individual songs as a collective.
“California Love – A Triptych” – Zo!, Carmen Rodgers, Sy Smith
Director: Shawn Carter Peterson
In the spring of 2015, Zo!, Carmen Rodgers and Sy Smith came together as an underground soul power trio, playing live shows on the west coast for a stint they called the “California Love Tour”. Director Shawn Carter Peterson filmed the Los Angeles performance and created a beautiful long play video/short film, capturing the trio’s musical mastery and camaraderie in this presentation of three captivating singles from the show. Sy playfully flaunts her quick-paced scatting chops on “Personal Paradise”, Carmen drips with honey-coated cooing on “It’s Me”, and Zo! shows off his piano virtuosity with “Flight Of The Blackbyrd”. The acoustic set exhibits a beautiful simplicity of instrumentation; just piano (Zo!), upright bass (Maurice Ellis) and drums (Stacey Lamont Sydnor) which makes plenty of sonic room to experience the tunes stripped all the way down. And just like the human form, these tunes are even better naked. Check out the video below …. Enjoy!Read More
Word on the street is that Zo! is releasing new music…check out the pics of the late night studio session with the +FEMusic Crew The project they have been working on is entitled SkyBreak which is slated to be released this year. The news was released via Zo!’s Facebook page. If it’s anything like the last release ManMade then you know it’s gonna be good…stay tuned for more updates on Zo!’s album.Read More
Coined everything from “Indie Soul” to the “Honest Music Movement,” “Undeniable – The Story Of The Independent Soul Music Movement” traces the heretofore untold stories of artists and music lovers right from its late 1990s origins through the halcyon days of the mid-2000s to the lawless rule of today where throughout the collective goal is still to develop, maintain, and grow a space in the global cultural landscape for this multi-tentacle brand of “honest music.” In candid, digitally shot, in-person interviews with those who were there and those pressing the movement forward against impossible odds, “Undeniable” introduces a range of talented “newcomers” to the mainstream film-going audience. Director John C. Jointer uncovers former A-list veterans who found a second life through these new technologically driven models after being told they were too old or not the new major label prototype for the successful international pop star. “Undeniable” plans to juxtapose the plight of fresh young musicians who’ve never had a major label deal as well as those who were signed, shelved, but never saw an album release with those veterans now being represented by large independent labels like eOne, Malaco, Shanachie, and Stax/Concord, or at small indies like Dome, Stones Throw, Giant Steps, and Purpose Music Group. Their range in entering these new music identities complicating who gets to authentically call themselves an “indie artist” in a game where credibility is as elusive as it is key.
“Undeniable – The Story Of The Independent Soul Music Movement” needs to raise $50,000 in order for us to bring the story of these amazing artists and their music to the world.