Pandemic PSA

As we head in the Holiday weekend, here’s a PSA courtesy of Quentin Talley & The Soul Providers…

PSA:
Wear Your Mask.
Everyday.
To the Grocery Sto
Or to the Park to play.

Wash Yo Hands,
Wash Yo Hands,
Wash Yo Hands,
Don’t touch Yo Face.
Let the bass do that.
Cause we in the place.

Y’all stay safe.
Cough in Yo Sleeve.
If you not feelin too good
Stay TF from round me.

#psa #wearamask #pandemic #publicserviceannouncement #nc #sc #funk #soul

Intergalactic Soulstice – 6.20 @ 8pm

Presented by Ackland Art Museum

Quentin Talley and the Soul Providers Play Extended Set of Jazz/Funk/Soul
Saturday, June 20 at 8 p.m. EDT
Accompanied by a live Q&A with the artists.
TUNE IN HERE! -> Youtube Premiere on the Ackland Art Museum’s Channel.

Quentin Talley & The Soul Providers – @qtandthesoulproviders @curtkeyz #keys @delafunk1 #guitar @parenthesis78 #bass @drumssmoke #drums

#juneteenth #summersolstice #soul #funk #randb

Porch Fest

CLTURE presents Porch Vibes
Quentin Talley & The Soul Providers Will Feature!

Porch Vibes Spring Fest is a free digital fundraising festival showcasing Charlotte musicians with food & beverage demos, art, performances, and short films benefiting Frontline Foods Charlotte and the talented musicians and artists participating.

The event will donate $2500 to Frontline Foods Charlotte on behalf of Tito’s Handmade Vodka and 70% of the funds raised will go directly to the musicians and artists who have been negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. 30% will pay for event expenses (tech, marketing, graphic art) and support CLTure.

Donate to support the musicians and artists participating in Porch Vibes Spring Fest: https://bit.ly/35YyXwI

Hosted by Ya Girl Nikki and Tom Hanchett, the digital festival will feature music by The Hamiltones, Adrian Crutchfield, Chad Lawson, Josh Daniel, Emily Sage, Dirty Art Club, The Harvey Cummings Project, Cyanca, Greg Cox, Erick Lottary, Modern Moxie, The Wilt, Quentin Talley, Jason & Maya Beth Atkins, SOLIS, Charlotte Symphony musicians, Yes Chef!, and a special at-home cooking segment with Petey Pablo.

In addition, award-winning mixologist Bob Peters will present a craft cocktail segment and food writer Heidi Billotto will give viewers a Charlotte farmers market tour with tips on eating local. Julia Simon (Nourish) will share a vegan BBQ recipe and Jeremy Yen (Honey Buns Cafe) will teach us how to construct a banh mi sandwich.

John Hairston Jr., Rosalia Torres-Weiner, Lunchbox Records, Charlotte Symphony musicians, Abari Game Bar, Baran Dance, Ben Premeaux (filmmaker), Save Point Video Games, Art Pop, CineOdyssey Film Festival, 100 Gardens, Charlotte Art League, and more will also present special content for this unique digital event.

Porch Vibes Spring Fest is a free event and will be broadcast live on May 22-24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on YouTube and Facebook.

Donate to support the musicians and artists participating in Porch Vibes Spring Fest: https://bit.ly/35YyXwI

Intergalactic Soul – Feb. 20th – 29th

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Intergalactic Soul is an art exhibition that brings science fiction and social awareness together as one. The artwork explores a cosmic sci-fi theme that is driven by social, political and cultural undertones. With multiple exhibitions across the country already under their belt, 2020 brings a new exploration of the project, taking it off the wall and onto the stage, in a live performance by Quentin Talley & The Soul Providers.

Think Q’s signature spoken word style layered over a live band seaming together jazz, funk, and soul effortlessly. Quentin Talley & The Soul Providers (Courtney Gibson, bass | Curtis Hayes, keys | Stefan Kallander, guitar |  Tim Scott Jr., drums) influenced by Kiser & Woodberry’s dynamic artwork, create a unforgettable evening of performance art.

TICKETS $18

GROUP RATES AVAILABLE!
Group Ticket Rate is $12.50
for groups of 10 or more.

Group rate available only by emailing onqperformingartsinc@gmail.com
or call/text 704-629-8485.


Pay What You Can Night. (first come, first served)

Tickets only available at the door. 

Wednesday, 2/19 | 7:30pm

so what we gonna do, America? (about being human)

we all have implicit biases based on our individual experiences. 
 
these days, after incidents of recorded police brutality in america, social media always, weighs in. statements in every comment section (for the most part), whether pro or con, are filled with explicit bias and fueled by implicit racial biases. 

these videos, which are becoming more frequent as of late, give proof thru the night that our preduice flag is still here and racism, yet wave.  for centuries, an unfortuante shared experience amongst people of color has dealt first hand, with what we already know to be true. Our society treats black & brown, boys & girls differently. discriminates implicity. 

as a black man born and raised in America, in South Carolina nonetheless, home of civil war pride, so the south can rise again; good God fearing Rebels. i KNOW this to be fact. i see it everyday. been through it. multiples times. but does my perspective trump your experience? your history? No. cause everyones experience is valid. everyone has a story to tell and a right to share it. but as we each hold these truths, it is evident that our system has a serious flaw in its dream of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness for ALL. 

so what we gonna do America? you say she deserved to be slammed, i say he should be fired AND arrested. i say he couldnt breathe obviously, you say he shouldnt have fought back and let go of the Loosey’s. you say he shouldnt have run towards the officer, i say he needed help and you had to reload for those 11. you say she should have put her cigarette out, cause thats an order, so i ask are newports against the law and she shouldnt have died over a traffic ticket. i say this is excessive, you say they are just doing their jobs and these “thugs” need to learn some manners. 

i say you sound like a 1945 lynch mob after Emmit Till, you say historically by now, they should know better, or better yet their place. i say, you trying to teach us a lesson. you say, there they go again always complaining, yall should get over it. you say slavery was 400 years ago, i say redlining was by design and was only 50 ago. you say, im colorblind and diversity makes the world go round. i say there is no such thing as the latter, so take of those rose colored glasses. 

you dont have to live in my world, but i definitely have to know your game to stay alive; as an elder would say, white folks get multiple chances to succeed, black folk only get one chance to fail.  in my America one mistake could be fatal AND justified every which til sunday, whereas in a similar situation, those with the complexion for the protection, most get a chance to learn from a mistake without fear or life changing consquences. 

we all out here, making mistakes, trying to be human in America. but when our system was built upon explicit basis against ALL people of color at some point or another, we stay losing; life, family health, happiness. as with most situations in life, if doesnt effect you and yours, most dont care. 

 Im most afraid people of color and white folks may never see eye to eye. so what we gonna do America, cause history is repeating itself, as i speak and the future today looks bleak. 
    

picture by Marcus Kiser: Being Human from the #IntergalacticSoul Exhibit