City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   St. Paul de Vence performs free outdoor concert at City Hall, July 25
7/12/2013  10:00:00 AM

St. Paul de Vence performs free outdoor concert at City Hall, July 25
Rising indie stars color City Hall Plaza with lyrical melodies and rich vocal harmonies

SEATTLE — St. Paul de Vence is a dynamic group of multi-instrumentalists that weave together their talents with a natural ease and joy reminiscent of Crosby, Stills and Nash. The rising stars in the local indie scene, come to City Hall plaza, 600 Fourth Ave., for a free, all-ages performance, 12 to 1:30 p.m., July 25, as part of the Seattle Presents free summer concert series. Seattle Presents features eight consecutive weeks of free concerts on Thursdays, July through August, at City Hall. See the full summer line-up below.

St. Paul de Vence draws upon a number of songs written by band member Benjamin Doerr about his grandfather’s early life fighting with the Free French Forces in World War II. With great sincerity the band brings forth a sound that grows directly out of who they are. The story of youth, war, love and life that sits so close to Doerr built an artistic structure that continues to drive this group to new creative places.

Continuing the music is Choklate on August 1,with her feel-good R&B sounds. A local favorite, Choklate creates soul-stirring music that moves every part of your physical, mental and spiritual being.

In case of rain, concerts will move inside City Hall lobby and conclude at 1 p.m. Check for the latest updates and summer concert calendar, or call (206) 684-7171. Seattle Presents concerts are presented by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Metropolitan Improvement District and Triamp Group.

Additional Upcoming Concerts

August 1: Choklate
Recognized as an indie soul/R&B trailblazer who consistently connects with audiences worldwide, local favorite Choklate brings feel good, soul stirring music that moves every part of your physical, mental and spiritual being.

August 8: De Cajón Project
De Cajón Project’s music and movement is a celebration rooted in the African and Andean traditions of Peru and driven by the incredible rhythms of the cajón (Peruvian box drum). The musicians, dancers and performers of this Seattle-based organization are cultural ambassadors, educators, and above all, amazing artists.

August 15: Cordaviva
Cordaviva is a powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora. The band’s upbeat original music is a unique blend of soukous, rumba, Afrobeat, funk and various Latin styles. Bright horns complement sublime vocal harmonies sung in various languages, soulful guitars and relentlessly driving percussion.

August 22: Brothers from Another
Brothers from Another represent the face of the next generation of Seattle hip-hop, combining the easygoing flavor of the mid '90s with a new-school attitude in their lyrics. Comprised of lyricists Tiglo and Cole, BFA have made their way through the Seattle rap scene from the basement studio of their high school to collaborating with Blue Scholars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and more.

August 29: La Luz
Rising Seattle stars La Luz turn every show into a beach-side dance party with their lush '60s-inspired surf rock and girl pop. The Stranger’s Bree McKenna said it best: "If you see La Luz live, I dare you to take in the absolutely dreamy four-part harmonies while watching their synchronized dance steps …without your knees wobbling like a '50s teen at a Dion concert."

Office of Arts & Culture | Seattle
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture activates and sustains Seattle through arts and culture. We are supported by the 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council.

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