RDGLDGRN Streams 2 Performances To Benefit The COVID-Affected
Announce Facebook Live Concert This Friday
With Q&A To Follow
In Support of
Capital Area Food Bank COVID Response
“How do you pronounce RDGLDGRN? Easy, it’s just Red Gold Green. Clean and simple, no vowels, no fluff — just like the band’s music.” – Suraya Mohamed, NPR Music
Credit: Ky Kasselman
Watch/Share Danger (ft. Nitty Scott): Here
Watch/Share Behind The Scenes: Here
RDGLDGRN (Red Gold Green) have always fought for community, and in this difficult time they are once again working to remind us that we are not alone. They are partnering with Facebook Music and Capital Area Food Bank’s COVID Response Efforts to provide two free concerts on Friday 3/20 via livestream with a Q&A to follow. The announcement comes with deep appreciation and concern from the band for their fans that bought tickets to the six week Danger tour that cancelled last week. The massive outpouring of support encouraged the band to set up a studio and multi camera live performance that fans named “ KORONAVAL” after RDGLDGRN’s 2019 song Karnival.
“This crisis exposes the most vulnerable communities and members of society to disruptions in social services most people take for granted. We want to take action through this performance to raise awareness of all the kids and families in the DC area who are struggling just to have meals that the public school system provides normally.”- King Green
KORONVAL Set Times:
Lunch Set: 12:30 – 1:30 EST
Happy Hour Set: 5:00 – 6:00 EST
A week ago the band released genre-bending single Danger (ft. Nitty Scott and Alexandra Stan), the video for which is nearing 80,000 views and is the first work to be released from their upcoming LP Something About Danger. Friday they will be featured as Facebook’s Artist of The Day, and use the platform to help those who may be struggling more than most. During the livestream the band will take donations, a portion of which will go to Capital Area Food Bank and their efforts to continue serving those who are food insecure throughout the pandemic. The band hopes that their performance and forum will give their fans a chance to come together in a time of isolation.
Read more about CAFB’s COVID Response Efforts: Here
More on RDGLDGRN
The colorful, creative blaze that started as a spark during a bedroom jam session from a basement in a DC suburb now burns brighter than ever for genre surfing trio RDGLDGRN. What brought the three together in their teens is the common sense of optimism that hard work, good ideas and flawless execution can lead American citizens of any race, creed or class to reach their dreams.
The band integrates elements of hip-hop, rock and go-go music to concoct an original sound influenced by their personal histories. Each member of the band was raised in a different version of the immigrant’s tale to find a better life on American soil. Pierre Desrosiers a/k/a King Green (vocals) is the son of Haitian immigrants from the 1970s. Andrei Busuioceanu a/k/a Gold (bass) arrived in America when he was 5 from Romania. Marcus Parham a/k/a Red (guitars) is an African-American raised as a global citizen attending high school in Ghana and living extensively overseas. The band name and each member’s identity is based on the three Pan-African Colors used most often on the flags of African nations. The members stick to this regimented palette for their clothes, seldom being seen in public otherwise.
While recording a studio session for their debut single, “I Love Lamp”, they met Dave Grohl who joined them to record their eponymous LP’s ten songs at storied Sound City Studios in LA. The album led to international touring and creative collaborations with Pharrell Williams and many others. After the first record, RDGLDGRN LP (Universal Republic), the band left the major label system to develop an independent, artistic vision through Deuce Day World, their label, both for music and fashion. On their two follow-up albums (RDGLDGRN Radio and RDGLDGRN 3) the sophistication of King Green’s original lyrics deepened and followed their journey across a variety of topics all pointed toward a living a better life: be it through love, success, global awareness (referenced by visits to see Green’s family in South Africa), sportsmanship (soccer), community service (teaching music workshops) or simply dancing.
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