Thursday, April 14, 2022
El Michels Affair | Ala Vida | Live At Diamond Mine
El Michels Affair performing "Ala Vida" live at the legendary Diamond Mine Studios, Queens, New York. The original performance was a benefit for Crossing Point Arts. Crossing Point's mission is to bring the healing and restorative power of the arts to survivors of human trafficking through expressive arts workshops, helping survivors to release their trauma, reclaim their once-silenced voices, and learn long-term coping strategies. El Michels Affair | Ala Vida | Live At Diamond Mine https://www.crossingpointarts.org/don... Original version appears on the El Michels Affair album "Yeti Season" out on Big Crown Records. Purchase the LP in the BCR Webstore: https://bigcrownrecords.com/store/yet... Director of Photography / Colorist: Sesse Lind Camera operator : Mike Desiderio Camera Assistant : Rebeca de Jesus Edited by: Leon Michels Mixing Engineer: Jens Jungkurth Homer Steinweiss: Drums Bass: Nick Movshon Guitar: Thomas Brenneck Saxophone : Leon Michels Trumpet : Dave Guy Piano : Marco Benevento Follow El Michels Affair: https://www.instagram.com/elmichelsaf... https://twitter.com/El_Michels
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.