Eyedentity Brazilian & Latin Fusion, Jazz, Funk, Hiphop
Vibrant Eclectic Brazilian & Latin Fusion, Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop in Topanga Canyon
˜You WILL want to dance and move to the multicultural grooves of ˜”°•Eyedentity˜”°•, bringing their vibrant Brazilian and Latin Fusion, Jazz, Funk and Hip-Hop to eclectic Corazon Performing Arts Space in Topanga Canyon.
EYEDENTITY PERFORMERS: -Diana Purim- Lead Vocals -Krishna Booker- Percussion -Leo Costa- Drums -Andre De Santanna-Bass -Mitchell Long- Guitar -Bryan Velasco- Keyboard -Fabio Santana De Souza- Trombone -Tatiana Tate- Trumpet
$20 Dancing, Hanging, Garden Access and Outdoor areas. $30 Full musicianship support BYOB allowed. Families welcome.
˜”°•Krishna Booker˜”°• and ˜”°•Diana Purim˜”°• began their journey together long before Eyedentity’s inception in 1997. They were born in New York, two years apart at the same hospital into a family of musical giants. On the heels of the free love movement, it was the end of an era and the beginning of a new and wonderful time for experimental art and music. Diana began her musical career in 1972, touring with Chick Corea’s Original Return to Forever in the belly of her mother. She grew up on the road traveling the world like a gypsy with her parents, Brazilian Jazz pioneers Flora Purim and Airto Moreira. Krishna is the son of renowned Jazz bassist, Walter Booker, nephew of Wayne Shorter and godson of Herbie Hancock. Credited by Herbie in his autobiography, “Possibilities” for introducing him to Hip Hop and the idea for his hit song “Rockit”, Krishna began his musical career beat-boxing for Herbie on the soundtrack of an early Denzel Washington TV movie called “Hard Lessons”. ˜”°•Léo Costa's˜”°• percussion( Sergio Mendes, Everlast, Bebel Gilberto, Airto Moreira, Bobby Womack, K.D. Lang, Los Lobos, Will I Am, Jamie Foxx, Janelle Monae, Persian pop deity Siavash) ˜”°•Andre de Santanna˜”°• on bass (Sergio Mendes, Herb Alpert, Jason Mraz, Bushwalla) ˜Guitarist ˜”°•Mitchell Long”°• musical roots are in Jazz, Blues and popular styles but he is widely known for his work in Brazilian, African and other world genres ˜”°•Bryan Velasco˜”°• keyboard Trombone player ˜”°•Fabio Santana De Souza˜”°• is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and Teaching Artist born in Brazil. He is a highly skilled trombone player, working with musicians such as Ziggy Marley and Lady Antebellum. He is also one of the founders of Forró in L.A, a group that helps spread the Brazilian culture by promoting dance classes, events, and artists. ˜”°• Tatiana Tate”°• is a Trumpeter and the first African American Female Drum Major of Long Beach Poly High School and is an NAACP Act-So Champion. She was Soloist of the Colburn Conservatory of Music Jazz Workshop Band, Soloist of the Arturo Sandoval All-Star Youth Jazz Band, and Tatiana performed at the first Annual Grammy Museum Gala along with Boys 2 Men, Kelly Roland, Smokey Robinson and Michael Bolton. Tatiana has shared the stage with David Sanborn, Clora Bryant, Brian Culbertson, Brian Simpson, Jeanette Harris, Chaka Khan, Con Funk Shun, Jazz in Pink, Stanley Clarke, Frankie Beverly, DW3 and Ronnie Laws