doors @ 7pm;
show @ 8pm.
DJ Sake One (Local 1200)
Bilal, brings his Philladelphia roots and affection for soul music to the stage in a rare trio performance with Blue Note recording artist and musical director for both Bilal and Mos Def, Robert Glasper on keys. Considered a star in the nu-soul genre, Bilal's earnest harmonies tie closely to the likes of his peers; Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and D'Angelo but with a panache that is undeniably his own. His "break out" occurred in 2000, when hip hop impresario, Common featured Bilal on his seminal record, Like Water For Chocolate. Bilal's debut album, 1st Born Second met critical acclaim and showcased his eclectic range and vocal prowess. The album dances between boom bap production and sensuous love ballads, an intriguing journey for the listener. Bilal's sophomore album, Love for Sale has yet to enjoy an official release date but has made waves nonetheless with bootleg distribution. Bilal, who is an impeccable live performer, trained in classical jazz and big band symphonies, offers up a perfect Father's Day celebration with this rare and intimate performance.
Official Website: http://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2008/06.html#15
Added by DNA Lounge on May 22, 2008