On Friday, October 8, after attending an inspiring tribute to Michigan photographer and painter, Jack Whitehead in Ferndale, Chinonye Nsofor – who writes about Earth healing, tantra and music on her blog Calabar Theatre, caught our set in Royal Oak, Michigan.

“I headed uptown to trendy Royal oak for some Funk Vibrations of Nadir Omowale and his band Distorted Soul. Memphis Smoke was the name of the space…”

Chinonye offered some very kind words about us in a post called “Creativity breeds Transcendence.”

Says Nsofor:

What I enjoyed most about this group is the synergy that so easily flowed from them. All the instruments blended together seamlessly creating the perfect funk stew!

Mahindi Masai (percussion), schooled us with sounds of our African ancestors on Congas, Tate McBroom (drums) held it together with beats that did not over power the rest of the band but complimented like the right pair of earings to an evening gown.  Derrick Benford’s snazzy finger work on the keys had my heart singing, and Chris Spooner on bass. wow! That’s all I can say.. those who know Chi know I love some sexy smooth bass lines and Chris was serving it up all night! To top it off like icing on the cake, Nadir on guitar with his soul-shaking lyrics and vocals.

As I soaked up the funk vibrations, my hips began to whine and sway. The music penetrated the layers of the Chi and the dance sprang forth like a high pressure geyser. My sandals came off, toes on the warm dance floor soaking up healing sound vibrations. my heart was set free by the funk.

Come set your heart and sprit free with us THIS SATURDAY at the Monster Mash Masquerade at Black Lotus Brewing Company just north of Royal Oak, in Clawson, 1 14 Mile Road at the corner of Main Street.

Saturday, October 30, 2010
Monster Mash Masquerade
Nadir wsg The Regiment w/ Vincent J. Kelly
Black Lotus Brewing Company

1 14 Mile Road
Clawson, Michigan
Mayhem begins at 10pm
For more information call (248) 577-1878

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