YolanDa Brown has raised $313,000 for the brand new ‘Soul Mama’ restaurant and music venue in London. Right here’s the newest.
Musician, broadcaster, writer, and philanthropist YolanDa Brown, alongside music supervisor Adetokunbo ‘T’ Oyelola have raised £248,148 for Soul Mama, the most important quantity ever raised for a restaurant on Kickstarter. Digital Music Information took a peek on the Kickstarter marketing campaign interval utilizing Kicktraq, which you’ll be able to see under.
The brand new grass roots music venue and restaurant in Islington, London will open its doorways this Autumn 2023. Accompanied by dwell jazz, soul, and reggae music, Soul Mama will present an inviting and laid-back environment with top quality delicacies, fusing genuine flavors of Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. The launch of Soul Mama comes at a time when a reported 22 grass roots venues have closed since April 2022.
The Music Venue Belief predicts that 2023 would be the worst 12 months for music venue closures since 2014, with expectations of shedding one venue per week. Soul Mama is bringing hope to maintain the dwell music scene alive with performances from rising artists, native expertise, and established artists we all know and love.
“Music and meals have at all times been my two nice loves, and I’ve at all times believed that they’ve the ability to nourish not simply our our bodies, however our souls as effectively,” YolanDa Brown says of the brand new enterprise. “Over time, I’ve been fortunate sufficient tos hare numerous unforgettable moments with family and friends round a desk, whether or not it’s celebrating life’s joys or discovering consolation in its challenges.”
Moreover, YolanDa shall be creating the Soul Mama Basis, a not-for-profit, charitable basis with 5 % of all earnings going to the muse to help causes round girls, kids, and schooling. Soul Mama goals to be grounded in the local people, offering a much-needed platform for underrepresented musicians and cooks from throughout the globe, whereas contributing to the event of the UK’s dwell music and restaurant house.