In their projects, both Joel Karabo Elliott, and Aparna Lakshmi and John Shakespear of Good Harbor are storytellers, finding a way to connect with tradition and place. Their respective sounds take influences from African music, American jazz, and blues.
With “Roots Grown Deep”, Joel Karabo Elliott reflects upon community and roots:
What are roots, exactly? People seek their roots in family, in home, in history. We of the Diaspora seem forever in search of them, pining for our source of personal meaning in an epoch preferring various forms of mental and physical colonization. Yet it seems to me that roots are not something to be sought and found like a lost trinket or forgotten story. Roots are something you grow when you are ready.
Good Harbor offers up landscapes of people and place, stories of tenderness and loss, to call forth joy, movement and resonance. Their songs criss-cross jazz, funk, folk, blues and country to create a sound that is full and clean. They are currently working on their first EP, Ballast Songs.
Doors at 7:30 PM