An "EnCHANTed Evening"

Held at Chant, a trendy Asian Fusion restaurant in Chicago’s trendy Hyde Park neighborhood, the restaurant is beautifully decorated with Asian-inspired décor and a small but efficient bar.  Hosted by Ronda Flowers and Koko, Soulful House Saturdays attracts a crowd as trendy, eclectic and musically selective as the Hyde Park neighborhood it is located in.  They are regulars who love the vibe at Chant. Soulful house music, stiff martinis, and delicious cocktails create an environment perfect for socializing with friends. 

Soulful House Saturdays features resident DJs Torin Edmond and Alan King.  They shut the restaurant down for an evening full of soulful house music.  Torin and Alan are a synchronized team effortlessly bouncing off one another to create a seamless blend of two diverse DJ styles, and the result is an evening full of soul. Both DJs took the crowd on an international journey through music with sets laced with soulful rhythms from Africa and Latin America.   Torin Edmond opened the evening with a powerful set full of music with strong instrumentation.   Torin plays with an effortless cool, Gradually building his musical set, he doesn’t push or rush it.  He understands how to build the music up and create dancer anticipation. With each seamless blend, the crowd wanted more.  Alan King, the “Clark Kent” of house, is an accomplished attorney by day and an equally accomplished DJ by night.  He closed the evening with a set rooted in soul.  Clearly an intellectual, he approaches his set with intention and purpose.  His sets are always full of messages of love, peace, and positivity.  As the time reached the wee hours of Sunday Morning, he took us to church with music that inspired and gave hope.  He had the jam-packed crowd at Chant shouting in musical agreement.

The Saturday Finale at Chant was an enchanted evening of incredible music, positive vibrations, and soulful rhythms.

Until next time,

See you on a Dance Floor

Black Widow

 

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Black Widow

D.Sanders, a Chicago native, is a devoted mother, blogger and writer who is passionate about her family, friends, women's rights, living authentically and telling her story.   She is also a spoken word recording artist under the name, Black Widow. She has been writing and blogging for over 15 years providing commentary and expressing thought on life, love and relationships. Her artistry can be heard on two house music singles, “Rough”, and “Gruv Me” released by Grammy Nominated Producer and CEO of T’s Box Records & T’s Crates, Terry Hunter under the production of Mike Dunn and Dee Jay Alicia. . Both singles reached #1 on Traxsource’s Afrohouse and charted top ten overall as well reaching the top ten in their year of release.  She splits her time blogging about the Chicago Dance Music Scene on www.blkwidowmusic.com and on her book’s website, www.thesumofmanythings.com.  She is excited about her debut book, The Sum of Many Things, scheduled for release in June 2017.   She wears many hats but refuses to be placed in a box.  She believes that women are "The Sum of Many Things".  Embracing all of her roles as a woman, she firmly believes in breaking free of preconceived notions of womanhood.   She believes it is her mission to define her own life experience, femininity and sexuality and not have it defined by society.  She openly shares her story with hopes that women understand their worth, power and place in this world.