Global Heat is an all-live hip-hop soul music & dance group featuring original songs and world-class break dancers. Winner of the 2011 Jammin’ Challenge produced by Seattle Wave Radio and the Hard Rock Cafe, Global Heat has toured nationally and internationally since 2006 to provide high-energy entertainment for festivals, concerts, and other events. Global Heat was a featured act at the 2006 Shanghai International Music Festival for a week of performances in China. Based in Seattle (USA), band members have performed in over 25 countries worldwide, including tours of Japan, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia, and Vietnam. The current line-up includes a hip hop MC and soul singers on the front line, backed by guitar/sax/flute, keyboards, bass, and drums. Global Heat’s live show is along the lines of The Roots and Talib Kweli, with the addition of break dancers.
Awards received by Global Heat include: 1) Winner of the 2011 Jammin' Challenge, a competition featuring over 50 Seattle bands, produced by Seattle Wave Radio and Hard Rock Café; 2) Seattle Next 50 arts grant for The Roots of Hip Hop in Ancient Cultures, an exploration of African and Brazilian origins of Hip Hop music & dance, premiered June 2012 at Intiman Theatre, Seattle; 3) two Arts Crush Festival grants for featured productions in 2012 and 2013; and 4) 2013-2014 4Culture group grant for developing TRIBE-olution.