HEAVY COLOR is a future beat / psych jazz / electronic duo based out of Toledo Ohio comprised of Benjamin Cohen and Sam Woldenberg. As a duo they combine a soulful electronic haziness with the organic textures of African and Latin percussion-centric music. Their influences range from Weather Report and Sun Ra to contemporary electronic music and experimental pop psychedelia. In May of 2015 Ben travelled to the Eastern borders the Democratic Republic of Congo to collaborate on a forthcoming album with local musicians in support of the NDARO Cultural center in Bukavu (a safe center for youth to learn music, dance and art) and the ongoing efforts of ON THE GROUND an NGO focusing on gender equity and sustainable community development in farming regions around the globe. Their last album “Arise Ye Spiritual Machine” was an exploration in re-contextualizing obscure bits of archival music into a modern beat-tape format. On the forthcoming Soft Light, they have further deepened their connection to live performance and composition to create a their own world to deconstruct and re-form.
Visit them at www.heavycolorheavycolor.com and at www.heavycolor.bandcamp.com
and for more information on the Congo project check out www.onthegroundglobal.org
The Earthwork Music collective believes in the intrinsic and historical power of music to raise both community and self-awareness and serves to facilitate and encourage original music in the state of Michigan and beyond.