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Hey All!!!!
Well a couple of Kumar events have happened in the last couple of weeks.
Can anyboyd provide some feedback and opinion on the shows.
For example the https://kumarmanagement.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/cosmic-view-benefit-the-world-stage/

Or rockin’ the house Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars at The Coach House…..

WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!

Sierra Leone & Cosmic View Rock the House

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Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars world music style and Cosmic View‘s neo-jazz rocked the Coach House on Wednesday night, August 11th.

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Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars’  style is a meaningful catchy exciting world music beat. Their band originates from Sierra Leone and plays music world wide, proud that they have escaped the harsh war zone of Sierra Leone. They formed this band in the Refugee camps to keep spirits up and alive.

Cosmic View’s style is a neo-pop Jazz and R & B, with roots from Earth, Wind, and Fire, Alice Coltrane and McCoy Tyner. Sierra Leone and Cosmic View together rocked their styles to a  healthy crowd at San Juan Capistrano’s exciting “Coach House.”

Refugee All Stars started their appearance with a drumline through the crowd. Beating the conga drums, chanting and dancing. The 8 members made their way to the stage to set up and begin to play their music. The members of the band awed the crowd because they not only jammed out their own instrument to make some great sounding music, but they rotated around the stage to different instruments and continued to play on various instuments. Instruments they played included handheld drums, bass guitar, trumpet.

To read more about Cosmic View and their recent performances all over San Diego, Click here for previous posts written.

With such stage performance, Refugee All Stars & Cosmic View certainly gave the crowd their money’s worth; so much that they couldn’t resist the ‘ENCORE!!’

CEO of Kumar, Devin S. Parker, was at the performance.

 

For more info on upcoming Kumar events at the Coach House

Contact:

management@kumarmanagement.com

or visit

www.kumarmanagement.com

 

Tippa Irie

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For Tickets CLICK HERE
  

Event Date: Aug. 22 – Tippa Irie / Jahrootsalem          

  Kumar Artist: Andrew Bees

  Event Info on Coach House calendar CLICK HERE

 Discography

 Andrew Bees joined Black Uhuru 1998 when “Duckie” Simpson decided to premier the new Black Uhuru sounds. It was then; Andrew Bees and Jennifer Nayh Connelly became the newest members of Black Uhuru. Andrew Bees became the front man for Black Uhuru for nearly ten years.  While touring through out Europe with Sly and Robbie and other reggae legends Andrew brought to the fans another way of keeping Jah works alive.  

"TIPPA IRIE~ performing @ The Coach House

     

For Tickets CLICK HERE 

or visit www.kumarmanagement.com and click “Buy Tickets” 

Cosmic View~ Going back to their roots

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PRESS RELEASE:      Coolio’s Producers Return to Their Roots 

 

THE COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS AND EDUCATION SHOW

 

ATTN: College Booking Agents:

Coolio’s Producers, who produced a Grammy Award winner for the legendary performer, will give back to the community at a College level to inspire students to stay in school and to develop their writing and performing arts skills. 

From Earth, Wind, and Fire to Coolio, from the Jazz Roots of Alice Coltrane and McCoy Tyner to Hip-Hop and Rhythm and Blues, a performing arts and musical success story is available to come to your campus. 

Brothers Ernest and Ray Straughter, alumni of the legendary composer, producer and educator Horace Tapscott who’s an alumni of  the famous, Duke Ellington, are at present “COSMIC VIEW”, a performance that can only be described as a “Course in Success and Inspiration” Hollywood’s finest have extended their musical vision into a unique and timely program. 

This Program is presented throughout the California University and Junior College Systems.   It is a lively and entertaining interactive performance and discussion, bridging the gap between students and performers design to inspire students to continue their studies and to empower them to step into the “professional music/entertainment industry: with confidence. 

Students can obtain advice and have a dialogue with artists and individuals who are considered the best at what they do.  These professionals have sold millions of records to prove it.  Ernest Straughter says, “This interaction not only offers insights into the recoding and music industry, but it is a service that provides both students and performers of the arts with support that is prerequisite to successful entry into the industry.  More importantly, this kind of exposure and information can only come from the experts in the field.  There is a continuing need to develop new talent and to fill the void when our pioneers pass on.  Exposure at the college level is a key.  However our real desire is to return the blessings of our success to the community.” 

 

Page 2 of 2: College Booking 

Ernest and Ray are from a musical family; their mom and dad sang background for Nat King Cole and were accomplished pianists.  Ernest plays all keyboards and programs the synthesizer.  Ray performs on the wood-winds.
Both were contracted with CBS, Phillip Bailey, and Earth, Wind, and Fire.  They both had long-term contracts with Bobby Colomby, Vice President of A&R at CBS / EPIC.

Ernest was arranger for Aretha Franklin and has performed with Sammy Davis Jr., Ike and Tina Turner, Pattie LaBelle, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra for Johnny Carson, and many more notables in the industry.  

Ray Straughter was under direct tutelage of Arthur Blythe for three years as Second Saxophonist. In Ray Straughter’s words, after Coltrane, Arthur is the most important saxophonists to impact him and jazz music.  

Ernest Straughter says, “One goal is to develop a Symphonic Hall of Performing Arts, built to honor Duke Ellington, Horace Tapscott and all the masters who have gone before us.”

Come drink at the will of Cosmic View, and through their chakra music, be opened to the great joy of life through music and performing arts.  Cosmic View and expression of the spirit, in a union of yoga, dance, and music.  It is natural / soulful / divine.  Participants walk away inspired and motivated.

 

 

College Event Planners:

For Further Details & Information:

Kumar Management

Tel: (760) 696-7700    

E-mail: booking@kumarmangement.com

 Printable Versions of Kumar press release:

Press Release Ernest & Ray Straughter (Word Doc)

Press Release Ernest & Ray Straughter (PDF version)

 

Ernest Straughter & Michael McDonald reconnect

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Kumar Managament ‘s ‘ Cosmic View ‘ opened for Michael McDonald On Aug 3rd at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.

 

Ray & Ernest Straughter (Cosmic View/Kumar Mgmt) with Michael McDonald on Aug 3rd 2010

 

On Tuesday night, August 3rd, something happened at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano that seems to happen very often in the music business. Many would think that the music business is so large that how could somebody keep track of it all, let alone remember people, places, and all those songs out there. But when Michael McDonald showed up to perform his concert to a sold out crowd of 500 people at the cozy and seasoned Coach House, he ran into his opening band, Kumar’s Cosmic View. And with a light of recognition, remembered Ernest Straughter (Cosmic View) from when he was the pianist in Michael McDonald & Patti LaBelle’s hit song from 1986 “On My Own”   < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsH63qJlIMM >

Ernest Straughter was the pianist in “On My Own”, and Michael remembered the pianist that he had never met but admired his talent. He also remembered Ernest from an episode of the ‘Tonight show’ with Johnny Carson, where again he recognized his phenomenal talent. Michael hadn’t realized that Ernest and Ray were his openers for this event, but in the small world of the music business, he got a pleasant surprise!

When we asked Kumar Management what they thought of the small world coincidence, they commented : “Music circles are much smaller than you think. Good artists are known, and great artists are sought after.”- Kumar Management

The night’s performance passed smoothly and the packed Coach House grooved to the Neo-jazz of Cosmic View, then enjoyed the classic songs of Michael McDonald.

Kumar Management’s CEO, Devin S. Parker got to hang out behind the scenes and  live the life of a legend for a day. From the sound check, lunch at noon, to tapping out the spots on the stage and mentally preparing for the evening concert. Kumar management is proud of the personal relationship it has with their artists, as well as the involved commitment and interest they are willing to put in.

“We were in a sought after venue and it was a true blessing.” –Kumar Management

Cosmic View~ Neo Jazz

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Cosmic View

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KUMAR MANAGEMENT  is proud to present our artist…

Cosmic View tomorrow night (August 3rd). Come enjoy the fusion jazz style of COSMIC VIEW.

“Cosmic view’s style is a ‘fusion jazz’; music of the popular genre, take that and jazzercise it!” Devin Parker, Kumar Management, Vista.

Cosmic View will be opening for Michael McDonald at the trendy Coach House in classic San Juan Capistrano.

For ticket please click here

 

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