ST. PAUL — Soul @ the Village, by Soullections in collaboration with Asian Economic Development Association, Little Mekong, and support from Irrigate, will provide background music for evening diners and dancers Aug. 18, 2012, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Mai Village Restaurant, 394 University Ave. in St. Paul.
The event is free with dinner with Soullections “Collections of Souls” providing Bossa nova, Smooth jazz, Neosoul, Soul and R&B. The event is in part to attract and remind community that businesses are running through light rail construction along University Avenue. Come out and support local businesses.
Soullections Members include founding manager and keyboardist Tsimbina Andrianaivo; drums (Miguel Hurtado, Kenyari Jackson) guitar (David Feily, Nic Brannen) keyboard (Theo “SoulChicken” Brown) Bass (John Hess) Trumpet (Paul Cherba) Flute (Mark Abraham) Vocals (Aleesha Clomon, Queen Drea, Long Chan, Bob Yang, Kachyia Vang) and others.
As musicians, Soullections thrives to provide the most captivating, soothing, heartfelt and soul-touching tunes to speak to its audience. Through the universal language of music, its mission is to connect people from different cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, and demographic backgrounds.
“We want to leverage on the power of music to embrace our differences,” said Tsimbina Andrianaivo. “Soullections members represent six different nations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Our collective souls will transcend love and harmony to our audiences.
“Soullections has a vision to inspire unity and collectivity in the St. Paul community,” said Kyle Rucker, executive director, Project Footsteps.Org.
“Soul @ the Village is a night of love that will tease with volcanic sound hiccups leading to a musical eruption soothing the salivating savage inside us,” said Tousaiko Lee, Community Activist/Organizer/Hip-Hop Artist. “This is a collection of musicians from diverse background surrounding a circle of fire and those flames light up sensations with soul.”
Irrigate is an artist-led creative place-making initiative spanning the six miles of the Central Corridor Light Rail line in Saint Paul during the years of its construction. Artists collaborate with businesses, organizations and community groups to change the landscape of the corridor with color, art, surprise, creativity and fun. Irrigate is a partnership between the City of Saint Paul, Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Springboard for the Arts.
Reservations are recommended by calling at 651-290-2585 or 651-387-3796. Visit online at www.soullections.com or www.facebook.com/soullections. Contact Tsimbina “Tsitsy” Andrianaivo at 612-327-1643 or email [email protected].