The Historic Ali Cultural Arts resumes free monthly music experience
Soulful Sundays Brunch After Dark
The summer is over and Soulful Sundays is back with a new spin! The Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach is resuming one of its most popular programs while adding an exciting new concept—an evening brunch. Soulful Sundays Brunch After Dark launches Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 and continues the second Sunday of every month. The premiere event will feature one of South Florida’s top performers, The Derek Mack Band. Tickets $5, ages 18 and up
“We started Soulful Sundays to provide the community with an entertaining and uplifting music experience,” said Cherolyn Davis, Director of Programs and Facilities. “As we kick off this season, we wanted to add even more flair to the event, so we incorporated the brunch concept.”
In addition to enjoying some of the best musicians in South Florida, the Sunday event will also offer the opportunity for guests to enjoy traditional brunch-style drinks like mimosas, along with fun-fare like chicken waffles and other tasty treats from various local restau-rants.
Oct 8: The Derek Mack Band. The first band of the season to perform is a fan favorite at numerous events. With a style that spans R&B, funk and rock, the Derek Mack Band is known for getting crowds on their feet by playing the top hits of the past five decades! Founder Derek Mack is a multi-talented singer/songwriter and musician who has shared the stage with luminaries including Donna Summer, Kool and the Gang, The Commodores, Taylor Dane, Gwen McCrae, Johnny Gill, The Dazz Band, The Gap Band, Spyro Gyro, Earth Wind & Fire and more.
Nov 12: April Raquel and Kouture Funk. April Raquel is known for her distinctive soulful style and has performed at both Lebron James’ and Udonis Haslem’s weddings. Her six-piece band Kouture Funk will be bringing all the hits from Top 40 to Soul and of course, Funk.
Dec 10: Urban Mystic. As a Fort Lauderdale-born Minister’s son, Urban Mystic, or “Urb” as his friends call him, takes a progressive approach to creating music that is well received across genres and generations. He galvanizes R&B, Hip Hop and Classic Soul beautifully and effortlessly, without losing his gospel roots.
Urban Mystic hit the national scene in 2004 with his KayGee-produced hit single “Where Were You?” which quickly resonated at urban radio. The video for the song enjoyed rotation at BET, MTV Jams, and hundreds of video outlets. The popularity of “Where Were You” from his de-but album “Ghetto Revelations” established Urban Mystic as a vocalist and performer to be reckoned with. With his most recent single entitled “Feel Good,” however, Mystic goes against the grain once again to deliver his first up-tempo radio smash. “I wanted to create something that gets the people up,” says Urban. “You turn on the news and listen to the media nowadays and there’s so much negativity out there in the world. Have faith in God and know that you’re blessed to be alive, so feel good about it.” Currently Top 40 at Urban AC, “Feel Good” has exploded onto the charts infiltrating neighborhood churches and on into the night club scenes.
The Historic Ali Cultural Arts is located at 353 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach, Fla. 33060
For tickets www.aliarts.org or for more information call (954) 786-7876.