Wed's my B-Day! Yay! :) I normally don't think much about it since every year I wind up getting older, but THIS year my birthday comes 2 weeks before the official release of the new album AFropolitan. SO, we're asking you all to get involved in helping me give the gift of music to y'all. The album won't be available for sale 'til Oct 11, but we're trying to give away as many free downloads as possible before that.
With DNA’s birthday coming up this Wednesday the 28th we asked him a simple question: What is your birthday wish?
He had a simple answer. “I wish that everyone and their mother, brother and cousins could hear AFropolitan!”
To make it all work we need some help from you so here’s the plan:
Starting right now we want you to invite as many people as you possibly can to check out the music on www.derrickashong.com. Then on Wednesday at noon ET we will have a LIVE tweet up where people can ask whatever they want about AFropolitan to DNA on twitter (@ashong). All they have to do is start their tweet with @ashong and include the hashtag #AFropolitan. If people want to leave comments or ask questions in advance they can do so on twitter or on our FaceBook page (www.facebook.com/soulfege)
We need all of our fam to post on FaceBook and tweet about the listening party. Here are a couple sample posts:
Listen Up! Soulfege is having a virtual listening party for Derrick N. Ashong’s Birthday. Check out the music at derrickashong.com and leave comments on facebook.com/soulfege. Join the LIVE tweet up with @ashong on twitter, Wed 9/28 at noon ET.
Happy B-Day to @ashong! Join the #AFropolitan virtual listening party here: http://bit.ly/4tJXbl. Spread the word!
And for our NYC and DC peeps you can come check us out in person at our upcoming shows in October. Here are the details:
DC Show - Sunday October 9, 2011
Our FIRST public show in DC!!!
We will be in DC for Columbus Day weekend putting it DOWN @ Patty Boom Boom!
Address: 1359 U St NW Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 629-1712
Tix are $5 and doors are at 9pm for this 21+ show.
It's gonna be a hot jam for the holiday weekend! You know you don't have work on Monday so come kick it with us Sunday night!
NYC Show - Thursday October 13, 2011
Come Join us for the "AFropolitan" Album Release in NYC at Drom!
Address: 85 Avenue A New York, NY 10009
Phone: (212) 777-1156
Directions: between 5th and 6th st
Get tix in advance for $10 on the Drom Website
We will be bringing it BIG for this show with the Horns and ALL!! Hope to see you there!
For the Love of Music,