Thursday, October 20, 2016
Rhythm Roulette | Tendai "Baba" Maraire
Mass Appeal headed up to Seattle to link with Tendai "Baba" Maraire for the latest episode of Rhythm Roulette. We like to think that Shabazz Palaces are iconoclasts. They started from scratch and built up their own sound to represent their diverse influences and messages that they felt were important to convey. And when you break down their lyrics and music, it's not a surprise that each member needs more than one creative outlet to get out all their thoughts. Tendai "Baba" Maraire, is a part of the Black Constellation, Chimurenga Renaissance, as well as putting out solo material. Oh, and he's also contributed some garment work to the Seattle Art Museum's African Renaissances exhibit. Tendai enters a record shop in a "gentrified" part of Seattle and walks out with a Misa Panamericana record, a Missa Luba record, and a Pacha Siku record. Watch the magic unfold above as he and some additional musicians take some samples and build a crazy record around them. Subscribe to Mass Appeal here: http://goo.gl/LqG3wZ
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ. DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37. For more information contact via email.