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Welcome TO ANTIQUE MUSIC


Music for The People

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Welcome TO ANTIQUE MUSIC


Music for The People

 

MUSIC WITH A PURPOSE.

Antique Naked Soul reps the "Town" otherwise known as Oakland, California, a place known for crime and danger, but filled with incredible art, music and a beacon of social justice and activism.

For Candice Antique, changing the world is about pushing the limits. It’s about going beyond what we believe to be possible, staring fear right in the face and still pushing forward. It means singing songs that have a socio-political message

 
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ANTIQUE NAKED SOUL


Beatboxing Soul Band from The Town, rooted in Social Justice

ANTIQUE NAKED SOUL


Beatboxing Soul Band from The Town, rooted in Social Justice

They rep the "Town" otherwise known as Oakland, California, a place known for crime and danger, but filled with incredible art, music and a beacon of social justice and activism. That's where Antique Naked Soul was born in the Spring of 2012. Two-time Oakland Indie Award and Oaktown Music Festival Nominee, Antique Naked Soul (ANS) is a beatbox-sing soul band. They build and loop beats live on stage using only their voices but they create as much sound as a full band of instruments. There are four beautiful souls in this band: Candice "Antique" Davis, Tommy "Soulati" Shepherd, Jayme Brown and N'gala McCoy. They got together by accident or happy coincidence. They came together to play one show. Lead singer Antique recalls, “We had no name, no identity really.

After the show, we got such a great response that we looked at each other and said, ‘We gotta keep doing this!’. So we started taking songs that I had recorded, but not released, and translating them into beatbox and later, my husband was just casually saying, ‘y’all do naked soul’ and that is how we got the name.” It was important to them to have a message and to be hip-hop preservationists. Soulati states, “We knew that we wanted to preserve a classic hip-hop flair through beatboxing and stay really soulful with our vocals, but we also felt a deep calling to stay true to Oakland’s political roots. We wanted to be the soundtrack of the struggle, the beautiful struggle for freedom and equality.” Antique Naked Soul released their debut album October of 2013. 

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Candice Antique


Candice Antique


Changing the world can be beautiful

For me, changing the world is about pushing the limits. It’s about going beyond what we believe to be possible, staring fear right in the face and still pushing forward. It means singing songs that have a socio-political message or touring and recording songs about Oscar Grant, Sandra Bland and other victims of police violence on international television in Iran. It’s coaching people to heal and master the self to actualize their full potential. Or sitting in the Atlantic Ocean at 3:00am in prayer, asking the ancestors for their guidance beneath the light of the moon. Or walking across a bridge suspended 100 ft in the air in the middle of rainforest. Or traveling to countries all over Africa to record songs with African artists in solidarity with their social movements. It means performing for thousands at the Zanzibar International Film Festival. Or speaking to thousands of high school students in Ghana about self-love and unity.

Or singing songs in the belly of a slave dungeon on Reverential night in Cape Coast. Or writing a song about Wangari Maathai for the UNESCO Women in African History curriculum. Or running a marathon. Or falling in love.

It’s taking off by yourself in Cuba with very little Spanish to see the museum of the revolution and the museum of the Orishas. Or being an Afro-Latino History Teacher in East Oakland. Or volunteering three nights a week to teach Black children Black history and self-love. Or building beats live on stage or hosting natural beauty fairs for Black women to see themselves as art. It’s facilitating workshops and trainings about white privilege and dismantling white supremacy. Changing the world can be beautiful. Come change the world with me.