Soul-Frica Sunday’s: Celebrating the Soul of House Music

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Soul-frica reunites the duo that is Terry Hunter and Greg Winfield. The resident DJs behind the ultra-successful world recognized BANG Sunday’s, kicked off a new weekly residence at the Renaissance Bronzeville this past Sunday night.  Soul-frica started as a once a month event while they were doing BANG Sundays.  It incorporates the soul of house music offering a musical gumbo filled with the sounds of Afro, Tribal, Latin, R&B and soulful house music on a Sunday night.  

Renaissance Bronzeville is a beautiful gem on the Southside. I’ve attended a few events at Renaissance and love its vintage style and modern accents.   Reminiscent of the old jazz clubs that used to line Bronzeville neighborhood streets, Renaissance Bronzeville has a jazzy, art deco vibe. The space is warm and inviting with plenty of ambiance.

DJ Greg Winfield opened the evening.  In my interview with Terry Hunter (Read Here), he spoke on Greg’s understanding of being an opening DJ.  “He gets it…they are the ones who set the tone for the event.  Without that initial good vibe, there is no party”-Terry Hunter.   I couldn’t agree more. Greg opened the night combining soulful jams with re-worked classics.    He set the tone and the vibe for the evening and I knew I was in for something special.   Terry Hunter followed with a set rooted in good music.  His set was full of variety and diversity.  Known for his signature soulful sound, Terry Hunter masterfully blended soulful, tribal, Latin and Caribbean tracks with precision.  The result was a musical paradise that patrons danced in the entire evening. 

Soulfrica kicked off its inaugural night with a BANG! (Pun intended)   BANG Sunday’s were legendary because of the atmosphere, music, people, and positivity.  Terry Hunter, TheWayWeWere, and the entire Soulfrica team are well on their way to creating another must-attend event in Chicago.  Soulful Sunday’s is a musical utopia at Renaissance Bronzeville.   

 Check out "Soul-Frica Sundays" each week at Renaissance Bronzeville!

Check out "Soul-Frica Sundays" each week at Renaissance Bronzeville!

Until Next Time,

See ya 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.