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Mad Satta, Broca's Area

Mad Satta is coming up through the ranks and carving a place for themselves in today's world by bringing passionate, forward-thinking new school soul back into the airwaves. This ultra-tight eight-piece outfit concocts lush neo-soul awash in electric organs, bright horns, and deep bass-line grooves. 


Frontwoman Joanna Teters, increasingly known for her powerful voice and relaxed presence turns heads with her ability to switch effortlessly from a smooth-but-smokey lilt into a rugged reggae delivery. She is joined by bass player Ben Carr, keyboardist Kevin Theodore (Ever Forthright, Soul Understated), guitarist Ted Morcaldi and multi-instrumentalist and drummer Zane West. In June of 2012, by adding Collin Wade on alto sax, Eric Zeiser on trumpet and Jason Fitch on tenor sax, Mad Satta took their sound to the next level. They have since shared the stage with some notable musicians and musical acts— Ozomatli, Afrika Bambaataa, Gabriel Garzon-Montano and The Stepkids to name a few, and continue to appear all over the east coast. 

Broca’s Area is a future soul/hip-hop band based out of Hartford, CT comprised of five members whose goal is to create a vibe of original music for your mind and soul. Our record is ear food for all listeners from a wide array and this tight five piece band has generated a wide sound. From the boom bap of the drums, to the edgy bass lines to the smooth electric piano with a wide-sounding synth. This rhythm section holds it down while the beautiful Mary Corso takes control with her warm, raspy vocals accompanied by the poetic rhythmic flow of front man Ghazi Omair. Broca’s Area serves its audiences with energetic performances of original compositions and unique covers that honor some of the greats, such as J Dilla and The Roots. This creative fusion is what makes Broca's Area diverse and multidimensional.