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Pump Up The Bass! Karen’s Election Night Victory Party

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Playin’ some some P-Funk (“P” for political)! Karen Bass speaks. We rocked the Karen Bass Election Night Party last night, which soon became a victory party, with her garnering 85% of the vote to win the Democratic Party nomination for the 33rd District Congressional seat. It was five of us – myself, Keith on percussion, […]

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We’re Playing The 2010 Lotus Festival, Saturday July 10!

ESB Performing “Brand New Thing” at the 2008 Lotus Festival Just got confirmation today — We’ll be playing the 2010 Lotus Festival in Los Angeles’ Echo Park on Saturday, July 10 at 5 p.m.! The Lotus Festival is where Elson and the Soul Barkada (back then just known as “Elson”) had its first-ever gig in […]

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Oh, You Mean THIS Election Night?

UPDATE: Just got a call and an an email from someone from Karen Bass‘ campaign staff. Turns out the gig they want us to play wasn’t for the November 2 General Election, but for the Primary Election on Tuesday, June, 8. Uh…that’s next week! With less than a week’s notice, I don’t know if I […]

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Soul Barkada Performs At Karen Bass Fundraiser

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Since performing a fundraiser and a subsequent Election Night Party for Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti, Elson and the Soul Barkada has been in demand on the political circuit, this time, performing at a grassroots fundraiser for U.S. Congressional candidate Karen Bass (pictured above, surrounded by Lisa, Louie, myself and Keith) near Los […]

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Highlights From The Soul Barkada’s Michael Jackson Tribute Concert!

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A week ago, we performed a one-time-only all-Michael Jackson covers set at its performance at  Hand and Heart presents: Rock With You – a Michael Jackson Tribute Benefit at Hollywood’s MBar, on the eve of Jackson’s 51st birth anniversary. The band, which normally dresses in a single color scheme (with me wearing a contrasting color), […]

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