The 6th Annual Urban Organic Festival November 15-18

Our friends at Urban Organic in Detroit along with Fusicology are throwing down again this year at the 6th Annual Urban Organic Festival. It will be a full weekend of events and activities for the soul-minded! Check out the info below or just check out Urban Organic

UO poster

The Urban Organic Festival is an outgrowth of the Urban Organic Experience which is an annual celebration that had it’s beginnings in October of 2001. Since that time it has grown to become a multi-venue weekend event that celebrates positive, emerging, and progressive soul and hip-hop artists from around the world. The event also embraces al of the arts from culinary to fashion as well as film. The Urban Organic Festival has in the past drawn hundreds of attendees, artists, and industry types from around the United States, Canada and as far away as London, England

To name a few – Dwele, Kem, Kindred, Raheem Devaughn, Anthony David, Amp Fiddler, Leela James, Goapele, and Eric Roberson were all introduced to the Detroit market via Urban Organic. In the Detroit News last September, Motown recording artist Kem applauded “Urban Organic for creating an essential sort of springboard for talent on the rise,” He went onto to say that “When you are invited into the experience, it’s like you’re going through a necessary initiation into the Detroit Live Music marketplace.”

Drake Phifer, founder of Urban Organic says “we knew in the beginning that we wanted to create a quality product. Meaning that, if you didn’t know who the artist was, that eventually our track record for selecting great artistry on the rise would feed back into the brand, and compel people to want to come out. I think that we have achieved just that”

”This year we wanted to connect the dots and show where the love of the music we have comes from. We are on a continuum, and it is important to look back and see who led the way. For that reason, we have chosen Roy Ayers to be our headlining artist as well as a bevy of other critical and emerging performers from Detroit and around the nation. It’s going to be a hallmark weekend for the city of Detroit.”

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~ by nusoulmagazine on October 24, 2007.

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