Sol Collective and the Sol Life Media label celebrate five years of sparking movement in Austin, TX at this year’s Global Local Showcase at the Speakeasy (412 N. Congress Avenue, Austin TX) on Saturday, March 16th from 8pm – 2am. To celebrate five years of art, culture, and activism, Sol Collective has curated an inspiring deck of artists who are engaging their communities to think globally and act locally.
Sol Life Media is a musically and politically progressive collective record label, artist development model, and growing grassroots network which continues to grow via community collaboration. Sol Life aims to remix traditional roles of record labels, artist managers, and booking agents into a more streamlined, accessible and inclusive system that is effective and sustainable for artists.
Artists on this year’s Global Local line-up range from voices celebrating struggles and triumphs as contemporary North American creators on a quest for recognition and equality, to renegade syncretists using electronic music to negotiate North/South/East/West via the past and present, to unapologetic wordsmiths on a mission to rebalance the world.
About The Showcasing Artists:
El Indio is part of the group World Hood, blending afro-latin dub with West Coast bass. [Hear more]
The Philharmonik is a funky multi-instrumentalist out of Sacramento, California, a refreshingly creative force whether singing, rapping, producing, or playing keys. [Hear more]
Chief Boima Chief Boima is a Sierra Leonean-American music producer, DJ, writer, and general advocate for music-fueled digital youth cultures from around the world. [Hear more]
Y La Bamba is an eclectic indie folk pop band from Portland, OR lead by singer-songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza’s inquisitive sense of self. [Hear more]
Olmeca is a Hip-Hop artist, producer, activist and scholar whose social commentary and community efforts allow him to intersect various identities and demographics. [Hear more]
Ziminino is Pan Afro Anarchist Pop group bringing the sounds of Bahia, Brazil to the rest of the world. [Hear more]
Dos Santos “Collectively raised through the pedagogy of American popular and traditional Latin music, their future-minded sound gestures forward into an idealized new progressive American music…” [Hear more]
Vanessa Zamora is a Mexican Singer-Songwriter and her music is a journey through the less explored sides of pop, guided by the eclectic and the psychedelia. [Hear more]
Chhoti Maa is an award-winning emcee, bruja, artist-teacher, cultural producer, and promotora cultural. [Hear more]
Spacewalker leads an interstellar loop pedal powered Hip Hop ceremony every time she touches the stage. [Hear more]
Dioganhdih is a queer Haudenosaunee-Mohawk MC and producer making waves where cis+heteronormative culture often remains unchallenged. [Hear more]
FoundSound China is a music diplomacy fellowship between American and Chinese music producers. [Hear more]
FR333 combines head nodding rhythms with gritty incantations, conjuring an intoxicatingly vibrant sonic healing force they call Goddess Trap. [Hear more]
Savage Family is a collective of Indigenous MC’s , “ we are the voice of our people a people that have been ignored and unheard for years”. [Hear more]
About Sol Collective
Celebrating over a decade as a pioneering nonprofit-focused on art, culture, and activism in Sacramento, California, Sol Collective has developed into an epicenter for community empowerment and collaboration. Programs at Sol Collective range from monthly art exhibitions to education programs around traditional health to concerts hosting global and local acts like Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red, Colombia’s Bomba Estereo, New Jersey-via-Cuba’s Chico Mann, Chile’s Ana Tijoux, Toronto’s Rupi Kaur, Los Angeles’ Chicano Batman to many more. Sol Collective also operates a community recording, podcast studio and does artist development through the Sol Life record label.