International talent Martin Luther
, from The Roots and star of the critically acclaimed box office release, Across the Universe
, brings a genius mix of musical talent home to his native San Francisco, headlining an evening of genre blending stellar talents: the Legendary DJ Rich Medina, the real rap of local hero Erk the Jerk, local favorites The Kev Choice Ensemble
, Silk-E, Codany Holiday, Traci Bartlow and the Starchild Dance Company along with the critically acclaimed rock and soul sensations Cody Chesnutt and Res.
Martin Luther, the brainchild behind the Rebel Soul Summer Music Fest, is not a typical headliner backed by a handful of clever opening acts. Picture a summer Sunday musical mash-up of incredible talent paying homage to a wide range of inspiration including Fela Kuti, Prince, Tupac, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. A rare convergence of professionally trained, working musicians armed with their respective instruments will emerge from under the radar with an R&B, rock, hip-hop genre fusing musical message that promises an unparalleled San Francisco Soul experience.
Martin Luther and the Rebel Soul Summer Music Fest will transform DNA Lounge into a neighborhood style Sunday block party featuring a rare blend of talent whose musical cross pollination guarantees a mythical live music experience.