Doors and DJ at 7:00 pm; Conversations on the Funk with Rickey Vincent at 7:30 pm; Show at 8:45 pm
Tickets are $35 Day of Show / $30 Advance
Them People Productions & Ashkenaz proudly present Conversations on the Funk, the first in an ongoing lecture series on the African-American music legacy. Our inaugural event will showcase the legendary New Orleans funk drummer and rhythm innovator, Zigaboo Modeliste of The Meters. The evening will include a discussion lead and moderated by funk historian, professor, radio host, and author of “Funk: The Music, The People, and the Rhythm of the One,’ Rickey Vincent, and will culminate in a Q&A session.
Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste is a master drummer, rhythm innovator, percussionist, and New Orleans legend. The most highly acclaimed drummer ever to hail from the Crescent City, Ziggy’s creativity has been a wellspring of funk influence for three decades and inspired many Hip-Hop tracks. His innovative work as a founding member of the internationally acclaimed R&B/Funk group, The Meters, as well as his side work with artists like Keith Richards, Robert Palmer, and Dr. John, has garnered him an unparalleled level of respect among musicians and fans. Ziggy’s style is unique. He is a master of creating funk grooves and new concepts for funk drumming.
Rickey Vincent is an African American-author, historian, educator, and radio host based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is best known as the author of "Funk: The Music, the People and the Rhythm of The One" (St. Martin’s Press 1996). Vincent obtained a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley in 2008. He is currently a lecturer at Berkeley, City College of San Francisco, and California College of the Arts in Oakland. Vincent has hosted the KPFA radio program “The History of Funk” since 1997.