Hudson Valley Community College Presents New York City Groove Band ulu in a Free Concert September 6
CONTACT: Lisa Roche (518) 629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, August 23, 2001
Hudson Valley Community College proudly presents ulu on Thursday, September
6 at noon. The free concert will take place in the Siek Campus Center
from noon to 1:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
ulu's self-titled debut album was released in 1998. It has been heard
by millions and received widespread exposure on MTV's "The Real World"
and "Road Rules" as well as TNT's "NBA Basketball Playoffs."
Electric, eclectic and occasionally experimental, these New York City
groovists have been fine-tuning their unique approach to rump-shaking grooves
for the past three years. In their young history, ulu has shared the stage
with such musical heavyweights as: John Scofield, The Mickey Hart Band,
De La Soul. ulu was the only instrumental band to appear at Woodstock ‘99.
Their distinctive chemistry invigorates audiences into late nights of intoxicating
frolic on the dance floor.
Heralded by MTV ("ulu is fast becoming New York's favorite funk
ensemble"), applauded by the Chicago Reader ("this NewYork based quartet
revitalizes the idea of a modern jamband - a term so frequently misapplied
that it has become an insult - by actually knowing how to jam and better
yet how to say something with its muralistic music") and praised by Atlanta's
Creative Loafing ("ulu's instrumental prowess is exemplary and they know
how to hold down a solid funky backbeat"), this is the band's third national
Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50
degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering
and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system,
it has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known
as a leader in distance learning and workforce training.