Collective Peace was originated by saxophonist, LaDarrel "Saxappeal" Johnson and LaKeisha "Ideeyah" Johnson.
When asked to ...perform at "Dilla Day", a day in honor of the great James "J-Dilla" Yancey, (Producer & founding member of Slum Village), Saxappeal put together a band.
After performing an amazing set of music, the audience exploded! Then a few people shouted out, "What's the name of the band?"
Sax responded, "We haven't really come up with one.. We're just a collective piece."
Pepper Holton (Mother of Detroit LEGEND emcee, Big Proof) was in the audience at the time. She shouted out, "That IS your name! You ARE Collective PEACE!"
A wave of excitement hit the audience as the movement began on that day.
Now, with twelve members:
Saxappeal, Ideeyah, KetchPhraze, Kris Jahi, Tony G, Kamau, Marcus Douglas, RJ Horeski, Ashley Nelson, D Love, Greg Hardaway, Otis "Big O" Shelton.
The Collective Peace movement is now stronger than ever!
Free concert in the Beatrice Buck Paradise Valley Park (directly in front of the Carr Center). Curated by Zana Smith, Spectacles.