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“My Heart Was Set Free By the Funk…”

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! Continue reading

In Case You Missed It: Nadir Recorded LIVE on New Soul Sundays

Nadir and Distorted Soul laid it DOWN at WDET’s Studio A for their live performance on Nick Austin’s New Soul Sundays. If you missed the performance and interview you can check them out here.


Check Out Photos HERE

Nadir LIVE on WDET Radio – New Soul Sundays Aug 22, 5pm-7pm

It’s all about the Power of SOUL!

Nadir and Distorted Soul kick some sweet soul music LIVE on Nick Austin’s New Soul Sunday August 22 from 5pm – 7pm EST.

The guys will play new material from Nadir’s forthcoming album and some old favorites on Detroit’s best new soul music show.

The band is: Derrick Benford (piano), Mahindi Masai (percussion), Tate McBroom (drums), Chris Spooner (bass) and Nadir (vocals & guitar)

Listen LIVE at or if you’re in The D, tune into 101.9 FM.

What a great way to cap off a soulful Sunday afternoon…

Sunday, August 22, 2010
Nadir & Distorted Soul
LIVE on Nick Austin’s New Soul Sundays

WDET Radio 101.9 FM
Detroit, Michigan
Showtime: 5pm – 7pm

© Nadir Omowale