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Collective Peace Concert Performance at African World Festival

Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 9 - 10:30 PM

Performing as part of the Detroit Rocks the Runway fashion presentation on the Wright Main Stage sponsored by Ford Motor Company

Husband and wife team saxophonist and producer, LaDarrel “Saxappeal” Johnson of Detroit and LaKeisha "Ideeyah" Johnson, a vocalist also bred in Detroit, were asked to perform at the annual Dilla Day celebration, which honors hip hop producer Jay Dilla. They put together a band full of musicians, and during their set, the audience, already hyped up from their performance, asked them what their name was. Johnson told the crowd they were a collective piece of musicians, and that's when Pepper Holten, (mother of deceased Detroit rapper Proof) yelled out, "That's your name "Collective Peace!" And, as they say, the rest is history.

Collective Peace started out as a spontaneous group that united for one show, but over the last few years, they have morphed into one of the hottest jazz/soul fusion bands whose eclectic sound is pummeling through the streets of Detroit. Infused with a blend of electrifying melodies, the band powerfully meshes a vast array of genres into one major sound. From the sultry vocals to the harmonious strings of the violin, Collective Peace is spinning the musical movement into a new direction.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
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