Third World United (3WU) with Dustin Fox
June 19 @ 6:00 pm
LIVE AND IN PERSON on the Village Green in Eastsound
Third World United (3WU)
with Special Guest: Dustin Fox
Saturday, June 19th 6pm
At the Village Green
Outdoor concert guidelines at The Village Green:
Free to the public, donations are appreciated!
Show starts at 6pm; Approximately 2 hour performance with intermission
Seating will be first come/first serve for groups up to six
(there will be designated “pods” for social distancing)
Bring a blanket or chairs for seating
State regulations still require un-vaccinated individuals to wear masks in outdoor areas and at social gatherings.
These guidelines may change to remain in accordance with state or county regulations. Check this page for any updates prior to leaving for the event.
Seattle Sacred Music and Art (SAMA) and Orcas Center present Third World United (3WU) as part of the Summer Concert Series. 3WU will be performing LIVE and IN-PERSON on the Village Green in Eastsound. COVID-friendly precautions will be taken to limit the number of guests in the immediate stage area.
3WU, (Third World United) a musical collective with roots in Islam, features some of the region’s most talented artists and performers primarily focuses on all-vocal production, what some fans call “A Capella 2.0.” Passion for creative collaboration and keen, authentic perspectives distinguish this homegrown musical collective with influences from Africa, the Carribean and the Middle East, as well as the United States. While their families’ stories can in some ways be traced back to Seattle’s “Sanctuary City” designation, what the group brings to the musical table today represents the result of assimilations, buoyed by the heartbeat of the American Dream.
“We can’t wait for you to hear this group,” says SAMA’s Darek Mazzone, who is also a popular DJ at KEXP 90.3 FM. “SAMA aims to showcase the best of the arts and 3WU exemplifies that through unique perspectives that blend local and international styles. The fact that this music is being brought to Orcas is a first, presenting the various communities to each other for the first time.”
The members’ songs tell the stories that humanize culture and communities, rather than distort and misinform. Along with their role together as a musical collective, 3WU is also an independent record label, community hub and growing international force. The June 19th performance will feature 3UW’s founder, Essam; poet and emcee, Akhi Abu; voice and sample-focused producer, Petty Pro; and the illustrious vocalist, Amina.
“Everything is connected,” says Mazzone. “It’s important to know about SAMA. But the story of these artists is the cherry on the cake. This is all part of the evolving music ecosystem in Seattle as these immigrant groups find a way to elevate their culture into the mainstream without dilution. And there will be others!”
Dustin Fox’s music is influenced by the elements of Hip Hop with lyrics that are poetic in nature. He works hard to build bridges with words for all walks of life to meet upon. For this performance, Dustin Miguel Fox will be in collaboration with Zach O’Brien who goes by the name, Dj Teachers Pet. He, like Dustin, have both been integral members of the Hip Hop community here On Orcas Island – as well Dustin’s good friend and the one who got him started: Isaac Frausto. A.K.A Bloodshot. With Dj Teachers Pet they formed the Oiliens and for some years now have been putting on Orcas Island HipHop Fest.