The connection between art and spirituality may not be as popular as it has been in previous eras (60s folk and pychedelia, 70s funk, 90s neo-soul movement), but for Fertile Ground it's never been a passing fad. Easily the most ethereal soul-jazz band since Earth, Wind & Fire, Fertile Ground and dynamic lead singer Navasha Daya have been the "heavyweights of the underground" for over a decade. The Baltimore-based group is currently working on its fifth studio album.
Tonight they headline at the Shrine of the Black Madonna (7 p.m., 946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., 404-840-9927) in an appropriately-themed show featuring two other Atlanta-based Mother Earths, spoken-word artist Fhena and enlightened MC SaRoc. To get a taste, check out a video clip of Sa-Roc's performance at the recent Peter Tosh tribute below.
Really well put together! Very Nice! Hope to catch these guys on the road.
I think he considers himself a DJ.
Tearing things down is the conservative way, to be sure. No thought for the future,…
I got that fixed. Thanks for the heads-up, Bob Evans. And thanks for putting out…
They (Dusty Medical Records) put out bands like the GOODNIGHT Loving and Plexi 3.
So does he actually create sound or just play records and tapes?