Swiss Chris, drums
Tuelo Minah, vocals
Malik Work, MC
Other musicians, TBA
Swiss Chris is an in-demand first-call session drummer/music director. While teaching at Berklee College of Music in Boston this last Summer 2012, Swiss celebrated the release of his first Drum Book "Modern Drum Set Stickings" (Cherry Lane /Hal Leonard). He also recently worked with the legendary Gloria Gaynor doing TV appearances and touring for the 30th anniversary "I Will Survive" promo. Swiss is well-known for his work as musical director and drummer for the nine-time GRAMMY winner John Legend, with whom he worked for over four years. He is now concentrating on his own solo career with a forthcoming album. Swiss is also actively involved with his charitable organization, S.W.I.S.S. (Saving With Instruments, Samples and Soundz), dedicated to healing, education, and promoting communication through music for the betterment of the world.
The Dream Team One is a unit, where the members from all genres and styles come together with respect to African Riddims and Jazz/Blues Harmonies with a contemporary funk/hip-hop touch.
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A singer/songwriter hailing from Milwaukee, now residing in New York City, she is a multifaceted artist with a voice of undeniable soul, lyrics of thought provoking truth, and music that harmoniously blends everything in between. Her first single off her debut album, EXIT E, Unexpected Love, reached the Top 40 on the Urban Adult Contemporary Charts shortly after its release and remained in the Top 40 Urban AC Charts for over 10 weeks.
TUELO MINAH is a unique musician who brings her native South African sound to the pace of rock, soul and blues. A recipient of The African Leader award 2011, she works to raise awareness of social justice issues in marginalized communities; her activism influences much of her music.
MC/Actor/Writer MALIK WORK is one of New York City's lyrical giants. Work built his reputation on co-founding the seminal live hip-hop crew, The Real Live Show, with a decade of residencies and performances at venues all over the U.S. and Europe. The group’s sophisticated musicianship— and the literate rhymes of Malik, a.k.a. Dionysos, and his co-MC, Stimulus—garnered The Real Live Show critical acclaim. The Village Voice enthused: “If ever a group lived up to their name, it's The Real Live Show. With a distinguished palette of players backing them, New York City purebred MCs Stimulus and Dionysos paint a pitch-perfect portrait of hip- hop's spirit.” The Real Live Show also has the distinction of being the first hip-hop band ever to play the Greenwich Village’s esteemed Blue Note Club.
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