Dopapod w/ The Jouwala Collective

Dopapod w/ The Jouwala Collective

Jouwala Collective

Thu, June 2, 2016

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

The Broadberry

Richmond, VA

$12 ADV, $15 DOS

Tickets at the Door

Dopapod
Dopapod
The Boston born, now generally Northeast based, but ever on-the-go Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement, DIY party roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like The Huffington Post, Jambase, Relix, and The Boston Herald, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners. The past 4 years have individually held the weight of about 150 shows and included numerous festival appearances like Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, & Gathering Of the Vibes. All of this time on stage together has given the band the opportunity to explore the wide variety of influences that has impacted them to be the players they are today. But, don’t be quick to think that the no holds barred openness to experimenting is unguided. While the brush in their hand uses every color, it’s the stroke on the canvas that gives Dopapod a distinct voice in the way of crafty songwriting.

That calculated compositional mindset and restless nature to never sit too still is what has allowed Dopapod to fully realize their fourth studio release, Never Odd Or Even. Guitarist/vocalist Rob Compa giddily tells, “We really felt that the material this time around represented a big leap forward, not just in the way we’ve been interacting as a band, but in the way our focus has become sharper in paying attention to things like melody, theme, lyrical imagery, and structure – all the elements that make a great song.”

Determined to have that maturity translate in the studio, the band enlisted friend and producer Jason “Jocko” Randall to both engineer and produce the record. Keys/vocalist Eli Winderman couldn’t be happier about how things went. “We lived at his studio for about a month for these sessions and it just clicked right away. Jocko immediately became another member of the band in many ways. With his attitude and approach to the recording process, we were able to really dial in the sounds we wanted, get those perfect takes we were aiming for, and have a blast the whole way through.”

Dropping on November 11, in the midst of an extensive Fall Tour, Never Odd Or Even is the spark that the band plans to ignite while in full stride of capping off an exciting year and launching them into the next.
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