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Portland Winter Soul Festival
Saturday, December 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Four Soulful acts, including Gospel, Hip Hop, and 2 Soul Music Acts ! Complete with Holiday Soul Videos and some Comedy skits with Comedians!
Soul food, of course!
Tamara Monique Walker (aka) F.I.Y.A! meaning Faith Is Your Answer, is a Woman Saved by grace, & from many setbacks from in life. Tamara is Now a: License Minister, songwriter, play writer, actress, director producer of the musical “NO MAN CAN HINDER ME.” She is The founder of the “I’M ALL I CAN BE!” community Girls club, A mentor, life coach…Never forgetting where she came from and she quotes: “Because we hurt more than just ourselves when we make wrong choices it is our responsibility to right the wrongs also remembering …You may be forgiven & healed…But your loved ones may not be! So no matter how successful you may become.
Independence is happiness; For Iamjordan having full creative control is everything. From his red tinted shades to his soulful edgy sound, authenticity is key. Authenticity bares no competition and at this moment in time Iamjordan is in a league of his own. Inspired by the era he was born in, the 90s has impacted his sound and look tremendously. Born in Portland OR, a sibling of 5 music was no stranger in his household. His father a sound tech in the church exposed him to a wide range of Gospel and Soul music early on in his childhood. His oldest brother, a high school trumpet player turned hip hop producer; invested his money in building a home studio utilizing fruity loops too compose beats. Taken under his brothers wing Jordan’s songwriting ability has become pivotal in his identity.
There are people who know how to take the tragic and make it magic. Arietta Ward is one of those people. The eldest daughter of the late, legendary Janice Scroggins, the sudden loss of her mother became the catalyst to solidifying her space on the stage – a space that Arietta, commonly known as Mz. Etta, has already occupied for years.
Alongside everyone who is anyone in Portland’s multi genre music scene, Mz. Etta has been a staple. From Linda Hornbuckle to LaRhonda Steele, Ken DeRouchie, Tony Ozier, and Norman Sylvester, Arietta has shared the stage with the elite and on her own merit. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone affiliated with jazz, soul, funk or R&B that doesn’t know who she is. Yet only now is she on the cusp of releasing her debut solo album, a body of carefully crafted musical masterpieces.