Turkuaz w/ the Jouwala Collective

Turkuaz w/ the Jouwala Collective

Jouwala Collective

Fri, April 15, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Broadberry

Richmond, VA

$12 ADV, $15 DOS

Off Sale

Turkuaz
Turkuaz
Turkuaz is a 9-piece power funk army hailing from Brooklyn, NY whose modern twist on the classic sound has placed them at the forefront of a new funk evolution. With the obvious influences—Parliament, Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James and Earth, Wind & Fire—as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-dance groove—reminiscent of Remain In Light era Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B into the mix, resulting in a refreshing twist on the funk idiom that could be described as part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex.

Credible bios are supposed to be objective and not full of superlatives and hyperbole, but it's hard to avoid gushing when the subject is a group of multi-instrumentals and singers that is who—even on an off night—can blow away a room on the basis of sheer physics alone. Turkuaz certainly does have size in their favor, but when broken down into the basic components, each stands out on their own. Founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell had the cream of the crop to choose from at Berklee, but making it happen as a large touring ensemble takes more than chops: it takes the right blend of personalities. When Turkuaz takes the stage the chemistry is clear. The special combination of elements—singers in sequined dresses, guys in tails (or sometimes all of them in jumpsuits or other complimentary outfits) horns, keys, guitars, amps and drums and smiles all around… well, it's easy to get caught up in the explosive auditory and visual circus and find oneself dancing. Despite all of the gear and people on stage, it is becomes clear that it is not the size that matters here: it is soul and performance.

Through constant touring and great festival performances, Turkuaz has built a solid, passionate coast-to-coast fan base that grows with every mile driven and each night on stage. Starting in the Fall of 2013, the band embarked on an ambitious campaign that included releasing an album of cover songs, a live record and two studio videos—all released on Holidays—culminating on the April 1, 2014 release of their third studio album of original music, Future 86. They are currently criss-crossing North America and have plans to conquer the world… or at least shake the walls and all the booties in every room they play…
Jouwala Collective
Jouwala Collective
Arriving in the United States from Casablanca Morocco in 2008 at age 17, Gimbri player, bassist, and Gnawa musician Ismail Bouzidoune was quickly recognized by American musicians as a stunningly unique and powerful performer. His skills and performances on both electric bass and Gimbri have been sought out by musicians from nearly every style of Music, including Mike Hampton from the legendary P-funk, Aston "Family Man" Barrett, founding member of the Wailers, musicians from Kenny Chesney's and Bruce Springsteen's touring bands, as well as members of Kentucky Headhunters, Thievery Corporation, AAE, and many more.

''Ismail" his debut Gnawa EP was recorded in Nashville Tennessee, by Grammy winning engineer Neal Cappellino, and produced by Zak Godwin.

Ismail's solo Gnawa performances have been featured at United States Moroccan Embassy sponsored cultural events , California rock festival stages, Nashville honky-tonks, art museums, cultural exhibts, yoga, and meditation seminars.

Dedicated to the healing power of music, Ismail contues his work bringing Gimbri amd Gnawa music to open ears, hearts, and minds across this great planet of ours.

Please direct booking inquiries to contact below or to Zak Godwin 615-473-2295
Venue Information:
The Broadberry
2729 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thebroadberry.com