May 14, 2016 at The Cecil in New York.
Enjoy the performance while savoring brunch dishes like gingerbread pancakes and thick cut brisket and eggs.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Tschaka Tonge is an award winning singer, songwriter and musician; raised in the world famous community of Harlem, New York. He began his musical study during his childhood; listening to records and top 40 radio. At an early age Tschaka was interested in singing, writing poetry and playing the drums. The New York City Public Schools and The Minisink Town House located in Harlem provided him with music lessons.
During High School he was a member of the award winning teenage band, “The Sentimental Souls.” There he blossomed as one of the groups lead singers and percussionist. “The Sentimental Souls” later became the first group to record for the legendary producer, Peter Brown.
Tschaka’s musical taste is an eclectic mix of the best of Black music traditions. His voice is soulful, as a composer, his original music is tempered with the elements Reggae, Jazz, Funk, Afro- Latin, Rock, Soul and Pop; the musical stew he calls the “Jahz Sound.”He has had the pleasure to independently release “Life is a Festival”-1980, “Solidarity”- 1987 and “Kwanzaa Oh Kwanzaa” in 2009.
Tschaka’s versatility has given him the opportunity to record or perform with many notable artists, such as, Chaka Khan, Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, Paul Shaffer, Oscar Brown, Jr., Third World, and Monyaka and with his bands Azmari Jahz and The Tschaka Tonge Experience.
The Tschaka Tonge Experience is: Tschaka Tonge – Lead vocals and percussion, John F. Adams-Keyboards and vocals, David Burnett- Bass, Larry Peoples, Jr. – Drums and Clifford “Moonie” Pussey-Guitar.