Three-time Grammy Award winner and credited drummer/composer for “Black Panther”, Magatte Sow, aka Magatte Fall represents the best of both worlds.
Coming from a long line of musicians. At a very early age, Magatte Sow has been around West African music and dance and was exposed to innumerable artists from around the world that influenced him greatly. So it is no surprise that Magatte’s first performance experience began at the youthful age of 2 years old for his parent’s West African Drum and Dance Company.
During this time Magatte knew that he wanted to be a percussionist, and studied intently on djembe, sabar, and tama. His djembe teachers includes his father Malik Sow, Maissa Thioubou and Kissima Diabate. For sabar, he’s studied with Omar Mboup, Chiekh Tirou Mbaye; and Tama he’s studied with the late great Ndongo Mbaye. As he learned, he continued to perform with different artists in Los Angeles; and served his own community by drumming for many dance classes that he continues to do until this day.
As he got older, the demand for his budding talents got greater. He was casted in the movie “Amistad” and has recorded on albums for Ashley Maher, Angelique Kidjo, Rob Thomas, and many other artists. He has performed on many televised award shows as a percussionist, including the Nobel Peace Prize Awards; and has performed with artists from many different styles of music like Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, The Very Best, Ashley Maher, Andre Manga, Munyungo Jackson, Leon Mobley, Youssou N’Dour, Baba Maal, and Salif Keita, John Legend, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, Dianne Reeves, Pedrito Martinez and etc.
Magatte Fall on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S15.E06 – November 1, 2020
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I started music lessons at age 8 after seeing an Indian 3 piece band perform in my parents apt in Calcutta. After years of classical guitar lessons I started my first garage bands in Northern VA. Eventually we were playing the east coast college circuit opening up for larger acts and headlining small tours.
I moved to LA in 1998. Brian Bell from Weezer got ahold of my tape and Silver was born. Silver was a 3 piece alt rock band that quickly gained steam in LA and was written about by LAweekly consistently. My songs were featured on Smallville, Deadliest Catch, One Tree Hill and many indie movies.
Since then I’ve appeared on Infected Mushrooms hit “In Front of Me”, on Parks and Rec playing myself, and am currently writing songs for a release, all of the material coming from pandemic times.
Brandon McCulloch on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S15.E06 – November 1, 2020
Hailey Demian, Bass Guitarist, is a regular at Radio Venice, collaborating with a number of Radio Venice Alumni (mentioned below). He also writes his own solo music. He is a founding band member of Vorpium, with Milo Gonzalez and Richard Sherwood, and a founding member of Full Melt Reggae, with Alex Emami and Amit Gilad. He has collaborated with Michael Jost and the Venice Philharmonic Orchestra as well as with Peter Demian (Street Smart Music). Continue reading Hailey Demian
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SISSOS are an acoustic duo from Sydney Australia.
Georgie and Steph are sisters who flood the room with charm and talent from the moment they step on stage.
Their polished harmonies compliment their bluesy, feel-good and soulful songs perfectly. They execute an effortless performance, every time. Steph and Georgie have a certain purity and transparency on stage which is unique and refreshing.
Having grown up together in the same musical household, their rapport with each other is so prominent, you’ll feel like you grew up with them too!
Both sisters have long established solo careers in music and their talent and experience is undeniable in the live arena.
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SISSOS on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S15.E01 – September 13, 2020
“Someday, I know, we’ll walk in the sun…”
After more than 20 years away from music, Eugene returned (in 2015) with only his classical guitar remaining, and re-learned his craft by studying the music he was listening to at the time: Brazilian Bossa Nova.
Developing a small repertoire, Eugene began playing at open mics in the Tucson area, and also began writing music (which he hadn’t done in the previous musical life).
Three years after having picked up the guitar again, Eugene was playing weekly gigs in the Tucson area, and had completed a 7-song EP of original compositions.
Eugene recently joined LA artist Aaron Gilmartin at the Field Trippin Music Festival (Taos, NM) as accompanying guitarist. Currently he plays as The Eugene Boronow Duo, performing sets of originals an Bossa-Nova covers. Eugene is also lead guitarist in another band, Natty & The Sunset, performing songs from artist Natalie Pohanic.
Eugene Boronow on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S10.E02 – January 20, 2019
“The Psychedelic Flys” are a psychedelic rock band from Venice Beach, California. Formed in 2011 by Jon Moon and Eli Luke in Northern California, and consisting of many different line ups while touring all over California and over the years. They are currently recording their first self titled EP that will eventually become their debut LP “Lord Of The Psychedelic Flys.” Their influences come from an eclectic list of music placing them among the “Alt Rock” genre.