Eric "Mogli" DeArathanha
La Veda ~ Epiphany Castro ~ Eric De Arantanha (Soul)
When: Sun, January 23
Eric “Mogli” DeAratanha
Mogli is an acoustic multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter musician/composer with a knack for high tech sound gadgets. An organic synergy of acoustic instruments and electronic music technology carves vast spaces to open your mind and spirit. Some have called Mogli’s sets acoustic dreamtime journey music. Using instruments such as guitar, mandolin, banjo, kalimba, ethnic percussion, children’s toys and an cornucopia of bells and whistles (literally), beautiful found sound landscapes are created to make you smile and dance.
Good Feeling, uplifting, acoustic dreamtime journey music.
Epiphany Castro; was born and raised in Berkeley, California, she grew up in a rich environment which has its roots traceable to New Orleans. Surrounded by family members who were knowledgeable of music fundamentals, she began singing and performing at age 5 years of age in church. Epiphany began dancing and acting at age 7 in various schools. She studied theater arts at San Francisco state and began singing in local bands in the bay area. In 1985 thru 1988 she performed with the band, Shy Hand, whose most noted member was Dwayne Higgins of Toni Tonee Tony. From 1988 to 1994, she performed with the band, Riot Going On. Epiphany also performed as a session singer for various studios like David Bryson’s critically acclaimed Dancing Dog Studios. Writing Music mostly, she did a short stint in London appearing at many venues. After returning to the United States, she embraced the stage once again, playing local gigs in the Frisco Bay area until starting a family and concentrating on a teaching career.
“Soul flower” her first solo project, has become a favorite among avid fans of spoken word. In “Soul Flower”, she demonstrates her many influences like Billie Holiday, Lewis Taylor, and the legendary group; Earth, Wind and Fire. Her voice rings with truth and confidence, as the melodic lyrics entices the senses with a passion unique and eloquent.
This mother, loving wife, animal lover, child advocate, and teacher, express her emotional content in all her creations. Regardless of where the expansions of her talents and creations may take one, you will never feel alone with Epiphany’s cd “Soul Flower”….
“My eyes speak volumes of truth, as my voice speaks for all those who are miz-understood”…
La Veda • Photo by Israel
La Veda was born and raised in Miami, FL. She is a singer/songwriter/producer who just released her first CD “Sticky/Foreplay” on Harlem Station Recordings. Her sound could be summed up as Underground/Soul/ Lounge, with hints of Jazz. Her lyrics are sultry and enticing with memorable hooks to keep you humming well after listening,, La Veda has recorded with Tricky, Dana Byrd, Kimani Wilson, Charles Dockins, The Undah-Dub, CJ Burken,Trevor Goodchilde,N’Dinga Gaba, TheVision and Element for Titanz Entertainment, Cudda Brown, Line Noise, 418, Daniel Pinks, and Kenny”The Human Orchestra” Muhammad. Although new to the Bay area, the tastemakers are lending their ears to her sound.