Hey, El Prezidente, what’s the Big Idea with The Mighty Soul Night? photography by Svetla Morrison See more of her work, including her Akron’s Big Ideas series, at her website here Name: DJ El Prezidente Age: 44 Hometown/Home now: East Cleveland, but presently reside in West Akron Occupation: School Administrator Contact: djelprezidente.com THE MIGHTY SOUL NIGHT’S “DOIN’ THE PATTY DUKE” ON SATURDAY, MAY 23, CLICK FOR INFO El Prezidente outside of Uncorked where, with Ben Crazy, Forrest Getem Gump and Chelsea Canfield, he hosts Mighty Soul Night. (Photo: Svetla Morrison) What’s your BIG IDEA? “To provide a event whereas record collectors, DJs, beat diggers, and music lovers alike can congregate meet and hear vinyl bring spun on an International level via The Mighty Soul Night where we host an all vinyl event featuring the following genres soul, jazz, Latin, disco, afrobeat, psych, samba, and everything else under the sun. We (myself, Ben Crazy and Forrest Getem Gump) were lucky enough to form a relationship with Chelsea Canfield at Uncorked Wine Bar a true renaissance woman that shared our common vision.” Why pursue your BIG IDEA? “Music is in my DNA and I couldn’t stop the music if I tried. I honestly think that people shouldn’t have to leave NE Ohio to hear rare music being played there is a large community of record collectors throughout NE Ohio that needs outlets to be creative and grow.” When did you know your BIG IDEA was a good idea? “Yes, there have been several instances where people have came up to us during our event offering us cash tips, wanting play list, telling us thank you, and insisting we never let the music stop. There have been some truly magical moments with some incredible music and people!” How do you hope your BIG IDEA helps make Akron a little better? “We hope that more people feel free to like and listen to all types of music and that some fledgling musician finds inspiration via us digging into the past and presenting our sonic finds to the public.” Tell your friends:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.