Jouwala Collective

Jouwala Collective

Fri, November 16, 2018

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

The Camel

$7 ADV, $10 DOS

Jouwala Collective
Jouwala Collective
United in the heart of Richmond Virginia, Jouwala Collective blends Gnawa Music, traditional African and spiritual songs characterized by trance inducing chants and rhythms, with modern influences of Funk, Jam, Jazz, Rock, Soul, Reggae, Dub, Blues, Latin,
Chaabi and Electronic. “Erie Synth notes create a soft background over which are laid tribal tones of instruments from a world away (Ismail's Gimbri, Gabe's Loutar and Kevin's tablas) resulting in an
atmosphere of spiritual healing. Incredibly fast, dynamic Drum rhythms keep your feet moving while the overall sound holds you in a dreamlike trance.
Electric guitars and Rock themes enter weave so that the mood, and the room, can be trance­formed immediately and without warning. In their short time together, Jouwala Collective has performed with internationally celebrated Drummie Zeb, founding member of Bob Marley’s Wailers, Jeff Franca of Theivery
Corporation and successfully opened for People's blues of Richmond, Turkuaz and the Mantras. They have aired on Radio Mogador, WRIR Richmond, and Radio Rubber Room, as well as being featured in RVA Magazine. The group draws inspiration and musical influence from Hmida Boussou, Fela Kuti, Medeski
Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, and Miles Davis to name a few. The band is at home at any venue from festival stage, to packed music house to seated concert halls. They have even showcased their music at International Embassies. The band is currently hard at work recording their debut album which they hope to release in late 2016. In the meantime, and as always, the guys are busy writing new material, performing and finding new ways to incorporate traditional music in fresh and exciting ways.
Adar
Adar
Powerhouse vocalist and songwriter, Adar, is based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. She formed her band, "Adar", in the summer of 2016, and has since gathered an enthusiastic following with her compelling original songs and her charismatic performances. "Adar" draws from a deep well of original compositions, and introduces new takes on covers that transcend genres from Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock, and more. She released her first EP, The Rapids, in March, 2017. It is available on iTunes, Google Music, and Spotify.

Reviewing The Rapids, Nick Rubin of the C-Ville Weekly, wrote, "On The Rapids, classic soul sonics give way to balladry as well as touches of reggae and Cubanismo. Her band delivers tasty trumpet and organ solos and whining steel guitar; Adar’s lyrics are sensorily rich with flavors and textures, and...production sets everything in the right space.”
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org