Eric is a cultural activist, anti-racism educator, and itinerant blues preacher leveraging the power of music to promote healing, justice and racial reconciliation. Through his role as co-founder and National Director of Arts and Education for One Human Family Workshops, Inc., Eric set out to devote his musical, spiritual, and intellectual talents to eradicating social, religious, racial, gender, and cultural discrimination. Through heart stirring gospel music and traditional spirituals, dynamic speeches, historical presentations, and interactive music workshops he has dedicated himself to welding the hearts and minds of a divided humanity into one loving fellowship. During this time he also served as the musical director for the World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir and the award winning Children’s Theatre Company of NYC. Through these collaborations, he has been honored to share the stage with the likes of Harry Belafonte, Angelique Kidjo, Rafﬁ, and even Nelson Mandela; he has been afforded to opportunity to work with various producers such as renowned Canadian composer Jack Lenz (Nanaland, Passion of the Christ) and K.C. Porter (Santana, Ricky Martin).
In his most recent musical ventures, Eric has teamed up with long time friend, singer/songwriter and producer JB Eckl (Santana, WAR, Ozomatli). Converging on Canada’s Vancouver Island, the two troubadours set out to bring their diverse musical backgrounds together for a music-infused devotional experience culminating in Badasht vol. 1: While the City Sleeps. The project draws on the Baha’i sacred writings for lyrics and inspiration, weaving a rich tapestry of sound at once expansive and intimate, introspective and jubilant. Since their success with Badasht, JB and Eric have collaborated on a tour across the US and Canada, composed music for TLC’s hit reality television series John and Kate Plus Eight, and formed the neo-blues duo Moanin’ Sons.
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