The rhythms of the world were combined through the heavily syncopated music of Oakland, CA-based septet Wild Mango. Performing a mixture of traditional tunes, including “La Bamba”; the Egyptian tune “Salem Alei”; pop classics (Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “The Look of Love); and original songs, the group crafted a seamless blend of international sounds.
The proceeds from Wild Mango sales go to support the Erika Luckett Scholarship Fund. If you would like more info or to donate directly to the fund, go to: www.soulcallglobal.org/erika-luckett-scholarship.
The Scholarship will be awarded each year to a female musician who is accepted to and enrolled in classes at The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Erika A Luckett graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA degree in film scoring and composition. She won many awards for her music including 2 Emmy’s. Her music was nominated for an Oscar in the documentary film category with award winning filmmaker, Dorothy Fadiman. Erika’s passion for music and creative expression was a force for good on the planet. Her music continues to inspire.