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Thu Aug 4, 2016 | Doors: 8:00 PM
SkyBreak Tour · Sandaga 813, Dallas TX
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Sat Aug 6, 2016 | Doors: 7:00 PM
Houston International Jazz Festival · Warehouse Live (Ballroom), Houston TX
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Thu Aug 11, 2016 | Doors: 6:00 PM
SkyBreak Tour · Bethesda Blues, Bethesda MD
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Thu Aug 18, 2016 | Doors: 8:00 PM
SkyBreak Tour · Vinyl, Atlanta GA
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Sat Aug 20, 2016 | Doors: 6:00 PM
SkyBreak Tour · The Greenwich, Cincinnati OH
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Sun Aug 21, 2016 | Doors: 6:00 PM
SkyBreak Tour · The Hi-Fi, Indianapolis IN
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Fri Aug 26, 2016 | Doors: 7:00 PM
SkyBreak Tour · Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, Detroit MI
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Sat Aug 27, 2016 | Doors: 3:00 PM
We Love Soul Day Party · The Promontory, Chicago IL
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Fri Sep 16, 2016 | Doors: 8:00 PM
SkyBreak Tour · The Canal Club, Richmond VA
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Phonte and Eric Roberson - It's So Easy

July 8, 2016 at 7:52 AM · Comments
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Phonte and Eric Roberson - Tigallerro

July 8, 2016 at 7:39 AM · Comments
Phonte and Eric Roberson - Tigallerro
The debut collaborative project between hip-hop/R&B veteran Phonte Coleman and the King of Independent Soul, Eric Roberson. The 10-song collection includes production by S1, Zo!, and DJ Harrison.
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Zo! - SkyBreak

April 12, 2016 at 11:44 AM · Comments
Zo! - SkyBreak
The third +FE Music release from producer, multi-instrumentalist, and musical director of The Foreign Exchange, Zo!.

The 10 song collection features guest appearances from Eric Roberson, Phonte, Muhsinah, innovative UK soul wonder Dornik, and longtime Dungeon Family affiliate and funk/rock veteran Joi.
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Zo! + Carmen Rodgers at The Canal Club, Richmond VA | Sept 16, 2016

July 25, 2016 at 9:53 AM · Comments


Friday, September 16, 2016 | Doors: 8:00 PM
The Canal Club, 1545 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219 | (804) 643-2582

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Zo! + Carmen Rodgers at The Promontory, Chicago IL | Aug 27, 2016

July 23, 2016 at 12:21 PM · Comments


Saturday, August 27, 2016 | Doors: 3:00 PM
The Promontory, 5311 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60615 | (312) 801-2100

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Zo! + Carmen Rodgers at Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, Detroit MI | Aug 26, 2016

July 23, 2016 at 11:51 AM · Comments


Friday, August 26, 2016 | Doors: 7:00 PM
Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

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Zo! + Carmen Rodgers at The Hi-Fi, Indianapolis IN | Aug 21, 2016

July 20, 2016 at 4:42 PM · Comments


Sunday, August 21, 2016 | Doors: 6:00 PM
The Hi-Fi, 1043 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203 | (317) 493-1209

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Zo! + Carmen Rodgers at The Greenwich, Cincinnati OH | Aug 20, 2016

July 20, 2016 at 11:30 AM · Comments


Saturday, August 20, 2016 | Doors: 6:00 PM
The Greenwich, 2442 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206 | (513) 221-1151

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Zo! + Carmen Rodgers at Vinyl, Atlanta GA | Aug 18, 2016

July 19, 2016 at 10:11 AM · Comments


Thursday, August 18, 2016 | Doors: 8:00 PM
Vinyl, 1374 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 | (404) 885-1365

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Zo! + Carmen Rodgers at Bethesda Blues, Bethesda MD | Aug 11, 2016

July 19, 2016 at 9:47 AM · Comments


Thursday, August 11, 2016 | Doors: 6:00 PM
Bethesda Blues, 7719 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 | (240) 330-4500

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Zo! + Carmen Rodgers at Warehouse Live (Ballroom), Houston TX | Aug 6, 2016

July 18, 2016 at 12:11 PM · Comments


Saturday, August 6, 2016 | Doors: 7:00 PM
Warehouse Live (Ballroom), 813 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003 | (713) 225-5483

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Zo! + Carmen Rodgers at Sandaga 813, Dallas TX | Aug 4, 2016

July 18, 2016 at 11:53 AM · Comments


Thursday, August 4, 2016 | Doors: 8:00 PM
Sandaga 813, 813 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226 | (214) 315-0741

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AllMusic reviews 'SkyBreak'

June 13, 2016 at 4:02 PM · Comments
AllMusic reviews 'SkyBreak'
SkyBreak followed ManMade by almost exactly three years. During the intervening period, Lorenzo Ferguson assisted in the making of two Foreign Exchange albums, served as that group's musical director, and contributed to releases from the 1978ers, Talib Kweli, Sy Smith, and fellow Detroit natives Jamall Bufford and Collective Peace. As on ManMade and the preceding SunStorm, the multi-instrumentalist works tightly with production and songwriting partner Phonte, who is among nine featured vocalists. Most of them are familiar to FE-related sessions and are also credited as composers, fitting into the album's scheme -- uplifted views of flings, falling in, out, and back in love -- without lending it a muddled mixtape quality. Likewise, Ferguson and company continue to evangelize, with a modern perspective, late-'70s to early-'80s sophisticated funk and soul. Even with its pair of Phonte rap verses, including a slightly lewd smash-and-grab job pulled on "I Don't Mind," the album has much more in common with Rufus & Chaka's Masterjam or an Earth, Wind & Fire satellite project than it does with any given post-1983 commercial R&B recording. A couple voices previously unheard on a Zo! release arrive consecutively during the second, superior half. Undersung veteran Joi Gilliam lures on the frisky "Just Whatcha Like," trailed by "Lifelines," on which U.K. up-and-comer Dornik sings of romantic salvation with a DeBarge-like hushed sweetness. Another detail that separates this from previous Zo! output is the bounty of burbling synthesizers. As prominent as the thick bass guitar lines, they reinforce several songs. They're deployed to most pleasurable effect on the Muhsinah-led "Packing for Chicago," where Ferguson's keyboard makes Stevie Wonder-type low-end streaks that swim through steady percussion reminiscent of Herbie Hancock's similarly expectant "Come Running to Me." Filled out with an instrumental dedication to Ferguson's father, who passed away during the album's creation, SkyBreak is another step forward. Ferguson doesn't allow his expanding knowledge and ability to overshadow his personal touch.
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The Foreign Exchange #360Video - ''Call It Home'' Live at Southland Ballroom

May 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange #360Video - ''Call It Home'' Live at Southland Ballroom

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Zo! - Lifelines feat. Dornik

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