Soul Science Lab
Innovative. Afro. Futuristic. Griots. Soul Science Lab (SSL), is a Brooklyn, NY based music and multimedia duo that translates stories into soul stirring sounds and dynamic visuals. Soul Science Lab was formed by artist, educator and creative director, Chen Lo, and multi-‐instrumentalist, composer and producer, Asante’ Amin. SSL produces high quality, music, provides innovative arts education and creates culturally responsive experiences. In addition to international touring, Soul Science Lab’s current projects include Chen Lo’s album Footprints, Amin’s album The Visitor: Alter Destiny, the live concert and multimedia documentary Soundtrack’63 and their newly released interactive album, Plan for Paradise.
Co-‐founder Chen Lo is a seasoned artist, educator and creative director. This visionary mind has toured the globe, performing and leading master classes with a number of cultural arts institutions including Jazz at Lincoln Center on the Rhythm Road, the August Wilson Center, 651 ARTS and others. Chen Lo has also shared the stage with the likes of Common, Erykah Badu, KRS-‐ONE, A Tribe Called Quest, Rapsody, Sunni Patterson and has worked with the legendary Last Poets. To date, he has recorded
notable collaborations with K'Naan, Jean Grae and international artists Stogie T and Cheikh Lô. Co-‐founder Asante’ Amin is a gifted multi-‐instrumentalist, composer and producer. Amin has shared the stage with several globally-‐renown artists, including (featuring guest artists Rhiannon Giddens, Jessica Care Moore Blitz the Ambassador, Ismael Kouyaté, GZA and others. A MetLife Meet the Composer award winner, Amin is a musical director ahead of his time.
Most recently, the duo has delivered music education workshops with Lincoln Center Education, Arizona State University, Dare to Dream Ghana, Create South Africa and been featured in TheRoot.com’s Black History Month series and VICE.com's publication The Creators Project for their 360 video, "I Can't Breathe." With several performances under their belt in the last year, including shows with the Apollo Theater, Lincoln Center Education, Afropunk After Dark, Harlem Stage, Chale Wote Festival – Ghana, Sankofa.org's Many Rivers to Cross Festival, BAM and SXSWedu, Soul Science Lab is currently performing Soundtrack ’63 and music from their debut album Plan for Paradise with arts and education institutions, at concerts and festivals nationwide. Offbeat Magazine calls Plan for Paradise “likely the most eclectic hip-‐hop record out this year.” To learn more about Soul Science Lab, visit www.soulsciencelab.com.
Plan for Paradise Album
Plan for Paradise is a mythical rites of passage that sets two characters (Chen Lo and Asante) on a path to reach their highest potential. They are charged to find self, find their reflection, and reclaim their culture. The challenges, trials, and contradictions they face on the way to finding it. Their success or failure in achieving this mission will impact generations to come. LISTEN to Plan for Paradise.
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