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Chez Soleil Music Featured in Book Launch Video

Chez Soleil Music Featured in Successful Campaign for Teen Author

Teen college student Sasha Ariel, debuted her Kickstarter campaign this past Sunday to start pre-orders for her upcoming debut book Sasha Tech Savvy Loves to Code. The campaign has already surpassed it's goal of $5000 in less than a week, with over $6000 pledges at the time of this post. The promotional video for the book (below) features music by Chez Soleil Music producer Ben Beta. The subtle house music track provides a upbeat pacing and youthful quality to the audience, capturing tone of effervescence and energy conveyed by Sasha Ariel. To license music from Chez Soleil Music for your next project, email us at info@chezsoleilmusic.com

Chez Soleil Music Represented at Red Carpet Event

Chez Soleil Music founders Ben Beta and Khadijah Moon attended the Peace Ball last night, an event attended by many protesting the Trump presidency, featuring numerous luminaries including Angela Davis, Sonya Sanchez, Melissa Harris-Perry, Danny Glover, Alice Walker (by phone), Solange, Esperanza Spaulding, and more. The evening was beautiful and took place within the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Prefacing the controversial inauguration of Donald Trump, the downtown Washington DC area where the event was held had numerous streets and locations blocked off from drivers. The event sponsor, Andy Shallal, owner of the Busboys and Poets restaurant chain, hired more than 20 buses to transport event-goers to and from the museum after receiving clearance from the government to travel down closed roads.

The evening included full access to the museum, stage performances, speaker addresses and a buffet of culinary delights including shrimp macaroni and cheese, falafel balls, spinach, tenderloin beef, stuffed chicken and fresh biscuits. At least three open bars posted on two floors of the museum kept guest glasses filled throughout the night.

 

 

 

Khadijah Moon and Ben Beta on the red carpet

 

Ben Beta in front of one of the music exhibits in the museum

Khadijah Moon poses in front of one of the exhibits in the museum

Farafina Kan performed

Activist Actor Danny Glover inspired the audience with a rousing speech.

 

Solange's performance closed the evening

 

Poet Sonya Renee was the emcee

 

 

Khadijah Moon Releases New CD

Chez Soleil Music recording artist Khadijah Moon released her debut CD Song of a Space Cadet produced by Chez Soleil writer/producer Ben Beta and written by Khadijah Moon. CD now available on iTunes, TIDAL, Amazon and all places where music is sold.

Khadijah Moon Debuts Music From Upcoming CD at Artscape

Chez Soleil Music co-founder and artist Khadijah Moon debuted new music during a one-woman show this past weekend at Artscape. She writes about it here.

Walker's Legacy Power50 List

March is Women’s History Month and Walker’s Legacy is celebrating the contributions of women around the country with its inaugural Power50 List. According to their website, “These women have walked the walk, talked the talk and inspired a multitude of men and women within their community and beyond. Join us in honoring the 2016 Walker’s Legacy Power50.” Chez Soleil Music co-founder Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman was featured on this list. The list includes other luminaries, including:

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY, TELEVISION PERSONALITY, PROFESSOR, AUTHOR, & FOUNDER ANNA JULIA COOPER CENTER

LAYNE ESKRIDGE, MANAGER OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMS, NETFLIX

ERIN ANDREWS, US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR, OFFICE OF WOMEN’S BUSINESS OWNERSHIP

MIKAILA ULMER, FOUNDER & CEO, BEESWEET LEMONADE\

IRMA ESPARZA, CHIEF OF STAFF, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

KIMBERLY MARSHALL, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS, UBER

HANNING DUNGEY, PRESIDENT, ABC

 

Check out the full list here. Khadijah is  #21

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