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"Essential" Album Release Listening Party Livestream

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Presented by Eki Shola™ at Online/Virtual Space

Aug 08
"Essential" Album Release Listening Party Livestream

New music by Eki Shola – “Essential” album release listening party livestream

After barely escaping the 2017 Sonoma County wildfires, writing music became a healing necessity for Eki Shola, a musician and physician. In 2018 she wrote and produced a trilogy album (Possible, Drift, and Essential) following her 2016 debut album, Final Beginning, inspired by the passing of her mother. Possible symbolizes a moment characterized by hope and a determination to not give up after losing so much. Drift represents the subsequent period of wanting to be cocooned within a movement that was comforting, and healing.

Opening and closing with a rhythmic meditation, Essential evolved beyond its original intent to embrace newness and self-discovery through the power of voice. The album envelops you in instrumentals, spoken word, and lyrics that share hope and inspiration inspired by periods of contemplation among movements of climate change, coronavirus pandemic, and Black Lives Matter advocacy.

Partial proceeds to be donated to the Freedom Community Clinic serving underserved people of color who live in the Bay Area.

ADMISSION INFO

Pre-order album at https://ekishola.bandcamp.com/album/essential
Partial proceeds to be donated to the Freedom Community Clinic serving underserved people of color who live in the Bay Area.

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PHOTOS

  • Photo I Jason Baldwin

VIDEOS

  • In times of adversity, I think about the different ways I’ve learned to cope with challenges. I don’t assume that we share the same beliefs or interpretation but my personal thought is that crisis as excruciating as it may be to endure, allows an intricate view into the breakdown of structure, systems, and life as the way we know it. Change can be accompanied by examining what went wrong and how it can be mended, improved upon, or even uphauled. A friend posted online the other day, is there any good that can come out of this current time? I say yes! There’s always the opportunity to do good and to be better if we can appreciate and learn from what circumstances come our way.

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