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Erik Andrade- Biography

Erik Andrade is a Cape Verdean and Irish American artist from Providence, Rhode Island now living in New Bedford, Massachusetts. A renaissance man, Erik is a published poet, spoken word performance poet, event & conference planner, web developer, fashion designer, online radio host and personality, radio disc jockey, videographer & editor, graphic designer, motivational & keynote speaker, social entrepreneur, non-profit program manager, community organizer, social justice & civil rights activist, community service project planner, feature film associate producer, poetry script writer, voice actor, creative advisor, small business owner, and the founding member of La Soul Renaissance. Erik Andrade is available for booking at: LaSoulRenaissanceBooking@Gmail.com

Erik is a 2014 SouthCoast Emerging Leader Nominee recognized for the passion, advocacy, and commitment he brings to the SouthCoast Community. This recognition was given to Erik by a collaborative panel consisting of The SouthCoast Media Group, New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership SouthCoast, Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, SouthCoast Business Bulletin and South Coast Young Professionals Network.

As a performance artist Erik was awarded 2012 SouthCoast Music Awards Poet of the year. He has opened up and shared the stage with Mos Def, Sonia Sanchez, Everett Hoagland, Askia Toure, Climbing PoeTree, Wise Intelligent, Dead Prez, Masta Ace, Killah Priest, Ursula Rucker, Jessica Care Moore, Foundation Movement, Dirty Durdie, Caliph, Sofia Snow, Ashley Rose, Christopher Johnson, Rudy Rudacious, E the Poet Emcee, Jared Paul, Marlon Carey, Matt Ganem, Saul Williams, Masta Ace, Jean Grae,  Akura Naru, Shiesty L, Batchart, Jamaal St. John, Chance Acevedo, Rainmaker, Matt Ganem, Candida Rose, Fred Ho, Royal Hartigan, Andy Mcwain, Grand Army, and many more.

Erik has presented nationally and internationally touring the Islands of Cabo Verde, Africa. With experience performing  at music & poetry venues, college campuses, slam poetry competitions, high schools, community organizations, conferences, cultural festivals, rallies, and protests for intimate gathering and large showcases with audiences of 3,000 plus. Some highlight performances include:

Erik’s poetry has been featured and published on 14 studio albums:

  1. Foundation Movement album Greatest Album 2006 Best Hip Hop Album New England Urban Music Awards
  2. Afrika Rainbow “Identidadi” 2014
  3. The Egalitarian Ensemble  “Confronting the Dragon” scheduled for release in 2015.
  4. Medusah Black “Soular System” 2014
  5. Saturday Morning Cartoon Mixtape” by 3rd Society Entertainment 2014
  6. Sheisty L “Shiestology 3” 2013
  7. Thought Crime Infinite “Universal Consciousness” 2012
  8. Nas “From Nigger to Godson Fix Hate Tape Volume I, 2009
  9. Nas “From Nigger to Godson Fix Hate Tape Volume II, 2009
  10. New Bedford Hip Hop Club’s “The Secret Is Out” 2006
  11. Beatnick “Speak Easy” 2006
  12.  Junior’s “Inside” 2005
  13. Busted Fro “Lost and Found” 2005
  14. First Be “The Essence of Omnipresence” , 2004

Erik Andrade is also working on a music and spoken word EP and his first solo album both scheduled for release in 2015.