Cosmic Rose, an eclectic 5-piece based in Portland, Oregon, is a band that gets people moving! By blending elements of funk, rock, and reggae, Cosmic Rose creates a sound all their own, combining luscious 3-part vocal harmonies with driving grooves to get the crowd jumping. Their original songs, with strong melody and positive message, will draw you in to an intentional and authentic dance floor experience.
What began spontaneously as an acoustic duo playing cover songs to feature the lead vocals and Ukulele of Lauren Rose MacKay, quickly evolved to include the saxophone and original compositions of Nathan Carver Smith, and the solid rhythm section of Charlie MacGill (guitar, backing vocals), Mike Novak (Bass), and Chris Koroshetz (drums).
Since releasing their debut self-titled EP last September, Cosmic Rose has been producing events with some of Portland’s finest bands, as well as providing local support for touring acts. Cosmic Rose has played at excellent Portland venues like: Goodfoot Pub and Lounge and McMenamen’s White Eagle, as well as performing live on KBOO Community Radio and at other festivals and gatherings like Village Building Convergence.
With an energetic presence and collaborative interplay, Cosmic Rose has developed improvisational communication in their music, weaving songs together and creating a dynamic experience that is not to be missed!
“Dusu” means “heart” in Bambara, the primary language spoken by band front-man Ibrahim Kelly, nephew of Ali Farka Toure, and a native of Mali, West Africa. In your heart is where the band would like you to feel their music.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Dusu Mali Band plays improvisational African blues rock & roll, creating unique live music experiences every time they hit the stage. The band is a group of hard-working, honestmusicians that bring the best they have, every time. They believe in themselves, and they believe in the support of their fans.