community + cultural info
Press Releases + Updates This Friday, 9-19-03: 10p-1a (I know it too late for press, but this is for your own info), Urban Kontent Brand + PPAF welcomes The Twin Poets to the Hip-Hop Cafe Series @ The Shadow Lounge. A quick resume on the Twin Poets: HBO Def Poetry, BET Lyric's Cafe, Showtime Kings of Poetry, and NPR's Poetic License. www.twinpoets.com Plus an Open Mic with live music by the Rain. $8 Cover more info 412.363.8277. Shadow Lounge 5972 Baum Blvd. ************************ Hip-Hop Café Series Friday, September 26, 2003: 10p-1a (Shadow Lounge) World-renowned drummer, Poogie Bell will be performing an intimate set at the Shadow Lounge. Plus an Open Mic with live music by the Rain. $8 Cover more info 412.363.8277 (more info in the attached Press Release) www.poogiebell.com
Shadow Lounge/ Urban Kontent Brand
5972 Baum Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Hip-Hop Café Series Friday, September 26, 2003: 10p-1a
World-renowned drummer, Poogie Bell will be performing an intimate set at the Shadow Lounge. Plus an Open Mic with live music by the Rain.
Hip-Hop Café Series
Feature Artist. Presented by Urban Kontent Brand & PPAF
PITTSBURGH – August 17, 2003 --
The sound of Poogie
Bell's drums is what you hear on many of the world's finest jazz, neo-soul, R&B
and hip-hop records. Performer, record producer, composer, and arranger, you've
heard his work with artists including
Miller, Roberta Flack, Erykah Badu, David Bowie, David Sanborn, Al Jarreau,
Native of New York and a second generation musician he has been immersed in music since he was born. Taking cues from his father, a jazz musician and professor of music, Poogie has always had an inherent connection to music. As hard as it may be to believe, he started playing at the age of ten months old and made his concert debut when he was two and half at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Hall with his father. By the ripe old age of five he'd already appeared on The Mike Douglas Show with Pearl Bailey.
As a kid it wasn't unusual for Poogie to see the likes of drummer Max Roach, saxophonist Ornett Coleman, pianist Marylou Williams, bassists, Paul Chambers, Ron Carter and Richard Davis in his living room jammin' with his father. Growing up he hung out with fellow musicians Omar Hakim, Marcus Miller, Lenny White and Bernard Wright, Weldon Irvine all of whom supported and influenced each other musically.
Poogie's first "real" gig was with Tom brown, Weldon Irvine and Hugh Masakela. Then came a tour with one of the creators of what we know as hip-hop, Afrika Bambaata and the Soulsonic Force and then with the Force MD's, a Temptations-style vocal group who were the first to incorporate R&B and hip-hop. "Touch and Go", a song written by Poogie for the Force MD's, won him the ASCAP Writer's Award for Top 10 Singles in 1998.
From his hard work, Poogie was able to break into the traditional R&B world touring and recording with artists Freddie Jackson, Phyllis Hyman and Chaka Khan. He came into the New Jack Swing era working with Kieth Sweat, Teddy Riley, SWV and New Edition. He continues to tour and record with Marcus Miller, Alex Bugnon, Victor Bailey and Erykah Badu, among others. now Poogie is doing his own project with Poogie Band.
The Poogie Bell
Band also features Kevin Barefoot (Bass), Luke Williams (guitar), and Howie
information on The Poogie Bell Band (www.poogiebell.com) contact Kevin Barefoot
is located at 5972 Baum Blvd. in East Liberty, at the corner of S. Highland
Avenue and Baum Blvd.
Friday, September 26, 2003. Hip-Hop Café Series. 10pm-1am @ Shadow Lounge (East Liberty | Pgh)
All Ages. $8 @ Door. BYOB $2 Cork Fee/Person