The Seshen

The Seshen

Zakiya Harris, Okapi Sun

Fri, February 14, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$12 adv - $15 dos

This event is 18 and over

Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket at the door.

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The Seshen
The Seshen
The Seshen is a 7-piece Bay Area-based band whose songs mix live and electronic elements. Their music utilizes electronic textures to suggest complex emotions and vivid imagery but also to blur the distinction between the abstract and the familiar. The Seshen takes influences from electronic music, hip-hop, pop, R&B, dub, and indie rock to create beat-driven compositions with a strong emotional core.

The band consists of bassist/producer Aki Ehara, drummer Chris Thalmann, keyboardist Mahesh Rao, percussionist Mirza Kopelman and synchronizer/sampler Kumar Butler, who provide the sonic backdrop for vocalists Lalin St. Juste and Akasha Orr.
Zakiya Harris
Zakiya Harris
Photo Credit: Bethani Hines Photography

Zakiya "The Shapeshifter" Harris is vocalist, dancer and actress who has been creating at the intersections of environmental justice, art and community for over 12 years. As a performing artist her works include: a live preview tour of her upcoming release "Shapeshifter" with performances at Art Basel, The Independent, The Life Is Living Festival, The New Parish and Brick & Mortar SF. Recent stage work includes: The Ed Mock Project "He Moved Swiftly but Gently", "Our Daily Bread" with Deep Waters Dance. She is also a westcoast member of the Neo-Folkloric ensemble Ase Dance Theater Collective. For more information visit zakiyaharris.com.
Okapi Sun
Okapi Sun
San Diego electronic-dance duo Okapi Sun describe their music as "a cut-and-paste of our past, our now, our culture, our soul. We decorate ourselves with sounds and let them form into songs." To put it more simply, guitarist Leo and keyboardist Dallas lay down catchy dance grooves and blend their vocals on deliriously giddy pop songs like "Sidewalk," coming off a little like a postmodern Bananarama. Dallas keeps things funky with her throbbing synth lines, while Leo's surging guitar chords prevent the tunes from sounding too poppy. Like its namesake animal, Okapi Sun "decorates itself with different stripes to become one with its surroundings and add to its great camouflage." What that means musically is that the duo isn't limited to the usual dance-music rules, preferring to branch out into stranger territory, like its mysteriously cool and groovy remake of "Hit the Road, Jack." —Falling James LAWEEKLY
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/