Sister Lubei mural in Kaka’ako. PRIME @ Work! Big Ups and maaad Love for the 808 URBAN. crew for taking the time and showin us some love…#genuineALOHA
The 808 Urban x Pow Wow Hawai’i Youth Art Workshops work with dedicated students over a period of nine months through various after school and Saturday art classes. Led by 808 Urban’s John “Prime” Hina.
The ultimate mission is to validate student art experiences and introduce young people to various forms of public expression. Working closely with 808 Urban to continue to support a gathering of contemporary artists that engages with the broader community in the process and creation of art. The final product of the project will beautify a portion of the students’ urban landscape.
“My Current Anthem” a poem from Iyeoka Okoawo off of her “Say Yes” album from the Underground Sun camp in LA…Diss is a remix from her Hawaiian Tribe… TempoValley and her patnah in rhyme B-Cap. Also in the picture is mista FunkPlastic, the latest addition to the Tempo Fam and a dope musicialien.
Welcome to the Official Tempo Valley Site…
Pardon the TEMPOrary inconvenience we are updating all info so stay tuned in…
This summer, Tempo Valley presents Volume III “The Knights of the TEMPO…” a Live Album recorded at Jazz Minds Cafe showcasing “the Knights”: Slo, Kona (Guitar), Johnny Tanner (Guitar), the Dubulator Friedman (Bass), Juan Reyes (Trumpet) Lindy and “JuJuBeats” (Conscious Groove Records) also features vocalists Brian “B-Cap” Cappobianci, slam poetess Bridget Gray and special guest.
B-Cap is a versatile singer/songwriter from Boston, known as a musician and MC for the rapidly rising hip-hop group The Press Project. In their short 3-year rise, The Press Project has shared the stage with The Roots, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, George Clinton, and Soulive. While in Hawaii, B-Cap and the Tempo have been performing shows to promote the LIVE Knights CD project, while writing and recording at Fort Union Studios for his upcoming solo project co-produced by the Tempo. The first single “One Day in the Sun”, will be released this summer.
Also featured on “The Knights of the TEMPO…” is femcee, Bridget Gray, a highly sought after poet who has spoken at hundreds of universities, special events, and conferences nation-wide from Princeton to The Hawaii Writers Conference. Her thought-provoking lyrics, provocative words, and spitfire spoken word coincide with her dynamic stage presence to inspire, empower, and break down stereotypes, awakening the human spirit.Bridget’s poetry can be found in several anthologies and published textbooks studied in classrooms all over the world.
Meanwhile, enjoy some T.V…
“The Knights…” opening for Nas at Aloha Tower 3/19/10..
Guitar… Kona Askari
Guitar… Johnny Tanner
Bass… Aaron “The Dubulator” Friedman
Drums… JuJu Beats (www.conciousgrooverecords.com)
Trumpet… Juan Reyes
Percussions… Lindey Patterson