SOL DEVELOPMENT Oakland SOL Development (Source of Light), mirrors Nina Simone’s quintessential words: an artist’s duty is to reflect the times. The band offers music to illuminate today’s cultural and political climate, matching it with a sound that allows the listener to feel empowered in finding their own activism and healing. The band will release their full length debut project, The SOL of Black Folk: Of The Dawn of Freedom in Feb 22 2019. The album title pays homage on W.E.B Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk and specially connected to his chapter “Of the Dawn of Freedom.” The album features songs including “Helicopter,” “Source of Light,” and “Nobody”. Audiences who have witnessed their dynamic live performance include SXSW, Broccoli City Festival, Black Joy Parade, Blue Note NYC, Stern Grove Festival, Oakland Museum of California, Global Climate Summit, HATCH and Blackout for Human Rights: MLK Now. They have shared the stage with Yasiin Bey, Common, Yo-Yo Ma, Masego, India Arie, GZA, Jidenna, Femi Kuti and many more.