Grammy nominated Hip-Hop Jazz artist and Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Member, The ZYG 808 Delivered the keynote speech and performed for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Native American Heritage Luncheon. A large room full of MassDOT employees and members of the general public gathered for the Native American Heritage Month Luncheon and Presentation at the DOT building in Downtown Boston, last Monday, November 19, 2018. This years keynote speaker: 15 year-old, Grammy nominated hip-h
Grammy nominated Hip-Hop Jazz Artist, The ZYG 808 demonstrates that he embraces more than the musical styl of the conscious hip-hop era, through community involvement and artisitc collaboration.
"Hip-Hop, started out in the park..." is a famous line from songs by both MC Shan and Lauren Hill. Hip-Hop was born as a community activity on August 11, 1973 in the Bronx when a DJ called Kool Herc threw a back to school party in the community room at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. Around the same time, former warlo
The Tomaquag Museum and Charlestown’s Rhythm & Roots Festival are adding The GroovaLottos — a Wampanoag-led, Grammy nominated soul-funk-blues band, to the festival’s lineup, marking the first time a Native American led group will be featured.
Charlestown, RI- The Rhythm & Roots Festival 2018 will feature The GroovaLottos — a Wampanoag-led, Grammy nominated soul-funk-blues band, will be added to the festival's September 2nd lineup, marking the first time a Native American led group will be featur
Grammy nominated soul-funk-blues band kick-off The Phunk Hits 2018 with a show at Beatnik's in Worcester. Listen to their music on WICN's "Soul Serenade" Monday nights 7 - 10 pm.
The summer concert tour season is upon us! This coming Saturday night, the place to be is Beatnik's, 433Park Ave, Worcester at 9 PM when The GroovaLottos turn the room into a party. Saturday, May 26th is the first date of The Phunk Hits 2018, a concert tour featuring the 4-time Grammy nominated band The GroovaLottos and
Members of Grammy nominated band and self-contained songwriting and production unit, The GroovaLottos have formed a company for artist development, and production services.
Labels, managers and artists looking to take their careers to the next level now have an option for a high quality product by working with Down Streeters, LLC. The company, formed by Eddie Ray Johnson and Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor of The GroovaLottos offer music production services in the all genres of rock, soul, hip-hop, bl
The GroovaLottos debut album, "ASK YO MAMA" not only received 4 Grammy nominations bus is still going strong in sales and song discoveries by new fans. The song "Just Is..." becomes one of the rising r&b hits of the album.
"Just Is..." a nice dance floor-worthy love song, planted right in the middle of The GroovaLottos multi-Grammy nominated album is gaining the attention of r&b fans, slowly appearing on urban format radio stations around the country, and streaming and downloads of the song are i
It was a brisk March evening in Falmouth, Massachusetts when The GroovaLottos made their debut in 2011. They had a three hour set and only five songs. How did they do it?
"We had been jamming in the carriage house for almost two years and sounded pretty good," recalls Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor, "I had brought in a digital recorder and we even made a demo of about 4 or five songs." "The only thing," added Eddie Ray Johnson, "was that all we knew were about 4 or five songs... completely. We also k
Dedham Square Coffeehouse was packed to capacity and the windows
were covered with steam from the dance floor. The GroovaLottos kick off mini tour with a true party. Next stops: Taj II in New York City, and MMAS @ Great Woods in Mansfield, MA.
If you weren't at the Coffeehouse Soul Sessions on Saturday, January 20th, you truly missed, what has been described as a party and a revival. The GroovaLottos had the suburban eatery packed to capacity, with the dance floor full most of the night and a lot
Isaac Hayes’ Memorial Service Is AnnouncedAugust 13th, 2008The R&B, soul icon passed away Sunday at the age of 65A celebration of the life of powerhouse composer-musician Isaac Hayes will be held on Monday at Hope Presbyterian Church in Cordova, Tenn. The Grammy-, Golden Globe and Academy-award-winning artist passed away Sunday in Memphis at the age of 65. We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and love from Isaac’s dear friends, colleagues and fans from every corner of the world, andRead more…