Chicago’s own R&B/Soul recording artist Elishema will be opening for Chicago Soul Fest Featuring Frankie Beverly and Maze with Chaka Khan Saturday Nov 28th at the UIC Pavilion. Event details available here: http://www.uicpavilion.com/pavilion/event-item/chicago-soulfest/#!prettyPhoto
Kool and the Gang is one of the baddest American R&B, soul, funk, disco and Jazz groups during the early 60’s, from Jersey City, New Jersey. They have sold over 70 million albums worldwide, and they recently came to Chicago to perform at a joint concert with the Beach Boys on Saturday June 26, 2015 at Montrose Harbor. But on Friday June 25th the legendary Kool and the Gang made a stop off on the South Side of Chicago in the Englewood neighborhood to Hamilton Park auditorium where they received a proclamation from the city of Chicago proclaiming June 25th Kool and the Gang Day and was entertained by several artist including Elishema who stole the show singing one of their classic songs titled “Misled.”
I can remember these brothers making hit after hit and as a DJ I could always go to their playlist to get the party started. And it was certainly noble of them to come to the south side against all the wishes of many people fearing for their safety. Instead, they made their way to the south side of Chicago, and were greeted with peace and love and Elishema, who certainly made the trip worthwhile. Elishema and I were told by their personal friends she really blew them away, and they were truly entertained by her rendition of “Misled.” After the concert Elishema was invited to dine with them, and took pictures.