ATL Collective presents its 10th annual retelling of Love Deluxe, Sade’s fourth studio album. Released in 1992 on Epic records, Love Deluxe features a unique blend of jazz, world, soul, downtempo and R&B. Though the album wasn’t the commercial success of Sade’s debut release, Diamond life, “No Ordinary Love,” “Kiss of life” and “Feel no Pain” have endured as classics. Love Deluxe does mark a return to the icy vocal sound and jazz-leaning arrangements of the debut, but the sound has evolved here into something more sophisticated, more “urbane,” as critics have called it. To give you the maximum Sade experience, we’ll spice the program with a couple of her other gems. Sit back and enjoy the smooth sounds of Sade. Curated by Khari Cabral Simmons.
Khari Cabral Simmons is a writer, producer, bassist who has been coined as one of the best Bossa Nova producers in the southeast region. After graduating from Morehouse College, Khari aligned with some of Atlanta’s best musicians and entrepreneurs and formed The Groovement and Earthseed Music Collective. Members of Earthseed included India.Arie, Donnie, Jiva and Sirius B. Khari went on to tour with India.Arie for years while also touring with his own band Jiva and Russell Gunn in Europe.
ATL Collective’s Preservation Series is a local music program wherein timeless albums are artfully covered by local musicians and artists, track-by-track in sequence, oftentimes with storytelling, original curated sets, and immersive elements. The show will raise funds for ATL Collective, a 501c3 non-profit enriching lives by uniting Atlanta’s music community and providing resources to sustain musical careers. ATL C seeks to build an ecosystem that celebrates the cultural vibrancy of Atlanta and connects undiscovered artists with new audiences.
For over 11 years, ATL Collective has reimagined over 80 timeless albums and built a significant connection hub for the Atlanta’s music community while doing so. Additionally ATL C, hosts Camp Collective which provides the relationships needed to holistically support working songwriters by creating an experience for personal, creative, and professional growth through mentored studio sessions, expert-led panels, and community-building forums. Finally, In 2021 ATL Collective also launched the With the Band Fund, a crisis fund for live musicians.
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In 2023, ATL Collective was able to follow through on our strategic emphasis to expand revenue opportunities, build staffing capacity, and establish a content plan.
Additionally, we held a week-long songwriting camp, seven Preservation Series shows, and distributed support to musicians in need. Thank you for helping us get there. Here’s to a more impactful 2024!
Campers & Producers: 52
Avg. New Connections: 20.5
Avg. Projects Completed: 2.5
Usefulness Rating (0-10): 8.9
Preservation Series Shows: 7
Musicians who received work & connections via ATL C shows: 80+
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