Osunlade & Lil Tony

  • HOUSE PARTY vol.9 "The Little Christmas Party" 6.12. Independence Day 2008 @ Redrum OSUNLADE (Yoruba Records, New York, USA) + Lil Tony, Tomi K, Smoodie, 3rrd redrum vuorikatu 2, Helsinki time 22-04 / age 20 / tickets 9 € OSUNLADE (Yoruba Records, New York, USA) http://www.yorubarecords.com/osunlade/osunlade.html http://www.myspace.com/osunlade Osunlade is an artist from New York, USA, and is the founder of the label Yoruba Records. He was born in St Louis, Missouri. At the age of 17 he was hired as a cast member of Sesame Street and also composed music for the show during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Afterward, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he worked with major artists such as Patti Labelle and Freddie Jackson. After a stint there, he moved to New York, where he founded Yoruba Records and has remained to the present. To date he has worked with such artists as Roy Ayers, Nkemdi, Salif Keita, and Cesaria Evora. In 2006, he released an album titled Aquarian Moon, and, in 2007, he released an album titled Elements Beyond on the revived Strictly Rhythm Records. He is a priest of the traditional Yoruba religion of Ifá. Because of his beliefs, Osunlade's music has a deep spiritual root in Yoruba traditions that are also reflected in the name of his record label, album covers, and also the titles of some of the tracks he has remixed such as "Obatala y Oduduwa" and "Yemeya."