MetroArts is a television program entering its sixth season that features artists in and around the Metropolitan Detroit area representing the disciplines of visual, performing, and communication arts. They bring awareness to up-and-coming artists as well as support those artists who have worked in the Metro Detroit area by being arts advocates and taking an active role in their communities.
Come hang out with us for an afternoon of jazz and funk with Nadir Omowale and the jazz group Freestyle.
Gracious Saviour Lutheran Church (GSLC) announces the presentation of their 9th annual JAZZ ON THE LAWN and More! concert. This fundraising event is scheduled for Saturday,
July 22nd , 3-8pm at GSLC located at 19484 James Couzens, in Detroit.
This year’s entertainment will promise you an afternoon of prime entertainment featuring the Cass Technical High School Jazz Band, Pastor Robert McCloud of ConCrete Records and the
ever-popular Free Style Band, known throughout the city of Detroit and beyond, (Roy Strong-drums; Todd Alums-keyboards; Michael Edwards-bass; Cisco Cooper-vibes;Alan Day-flute and
saxophone; Terrance Bigham-percussion).
In addition, Musician extraordinaire, Nadir Omowale will captivate the audience with a fusion of R&B, Rock, Funk, Hip Hop and Jazz spun into a musical mix that is sure to please.
The purpose of Jazz on the Lawn and More! is to raise funds to supports the ongoing community outreach programs at Gracious Saviour. The event is free, but donations of canned goods or school supplies would be appreciated.
“We are inviting everyone to come out and join us for a good time, while also joining our outreach efforts to do some good in the neighborhood” said event spokesperson Gayle Hill.
The afternoon will be hosted by Praise Radio WPZR 102.7 FM midday host Randi Myles.
For more information contact:
Gracious Saviour Lutheran Church
19484 James Couzens Hwy.
Detroit, Michigan 48235
We’ve had an awesome response to “Blue Lights” so far, and here’s a beautiful example. SoulTracks.com the biggest soul music site on the planet, offered Nadir’s new funk single to their audience as a First Listen. Check it out:
SoulTracks.com says: Working For the Man, J. Nadir Omowale’s 2008 polemical album dropped like a bomb into the political, military and economic upheavals taking place in that year. The urgent and powerful funk of the title track pretty much captured the feelings of every working man and woman at a time when the economy was in free fall, mainly due to the greed and incompetence of the people at the top. The rocking Detroit funk man came back in 2012 with the very good, though less overtly political The Book of Jonah, and in the year 2017, Nadir has returned.
A lot transpired – particularly in the fraught relationship between law enforcement and minority communities – between 2012 and 2017, and Nadir has something to say.