Date(s) - 08/08/2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Hip Hop
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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.