Black Bottom Collective to appear at Tangent Gallery


click to enlarge PHOTO VIA FACEBOOK: BLACK BOTTOM COLLECTIVE
photo via Facebook: Black Bottom Collective

Sixteen years ago, Khary Kimani Turner took advice from his wife and began assembling the Black Bottom Collective. The recruitment process was similar to George Clooney on Oceans Eleven; Turner approached local musicians he knew (and barely knew) and the outcome was Karen “Kay-Bosco” Bennett, Kamau Inaede, DJ Invisible, Mark “Swami” Harper, Edward “Teduardo” Canaday, Ivan “Groove” Prosper, Ronald Cencera (RIP) and his wife Tunesia Turner.” BBC was a funk/spoken-word/hip/jazz band that musically fits somewhere between the Roots and Gill Scott-Heron. The band rocked over 500 shows between February 2000 and June 2010.


Sunday, 8/7, Starts at 4 p.m.; 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit; $20.
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