Detroit, MI: The world has gone mad, most agree. The burning question is…where are the musical voices of protest today? Where are the songs like those that have unified past generations and inspired people to create meaningful change? Behold one such notable new effort, Workin’ for the Man, from Nadir’s Distorted Soul. All on its own, this fiery funk record just may launch a new musical genre---political outrage you can totally dance to! Don’t miss the fun and funky Workin’ for the Man CD Release Party, 9:00 pm Saturday, November 15 at the Jazz Café, inside the historic Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 350 Madison Ave. in Detroit. $10 cover includes a copy of Workin’ for the Man. Click "read more" below for more information.
Workin’ for the Man NEW from Nadir’s Distorted Soul;
CD Release Party November 15, Jazz Café at Music Hall
Bob Davis of Soul-Patrol.com calls Workin’ for the Man
“The most relevant album of 2008…Imagine if you could listen to an album that sounded like it was James Brown + Gil Scott-Heron + Public Enemy!”
From the riveting rock and soul of Guantanamo to the irreverent electro-funk of Is That What You Wanted?! and the funky house of the title song, Nadir combines pointed political observations with catchy hooks and infectious grooves throughout this latest recording. There are also two rave-up covers, The Eagles’ Life in the Fast Lane, recorded live at Detroit’s former Buzz Bar, and a transcendent interpretation of Terrence Trent D’Arby’s Sign Your Name, because after all, occasionally we all need relief from politics!
Church-trained, Southern bred, reborn urban dread, Nadir (meaning RARE and UNIQUE) is a persistently clear and resonant voice of cultural change. Political activist, singer-songwriter, MTV citizen journalist and producer Jonah Nadir Omowale delivers an undeniable musical challenge, for us to pay much closer attention to the conduct of those we elect to govern us, and to hold them accountable for their actions while in office. The cover of “Workin for the Man” depicts Nadir on a pilgrimage to Washington D.C., singing in protest under the shadow of the Capitol.
Nadir grew up performing with school bands and church choirs in the small town of Elizabethton, Tennessee, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recording Industry Management from Middle Tennessee State University. He launched his professional career in nearby Music City, USA - Nashville, Tennessee, and the city’s world-class artistic environment allowed Nadir to cultivate his vocal, instrumental and songwriting talents in a diverse array of pop, rock and R&B projects, as well as a variety of folk, jazz, and gospel ensembles. At the turn of the century, he moved to Detroit, where he has been recognized by the Detroit Music Awards as the city’s most Outstanding Urban Funk Songwriter for three consecutive years.
High-speed, streaming audio of Workin’ for the Man, as well as Nadir downloads, news, video blogs and links can be found at www.distortedsoul.com.
For more information, please contact Nancy Schoenheide-Phares, 248.486.3424 firstname.lastname@example.org