Charles H Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
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.
The Fresh Produce Music Series is a music series created by Urban Organic Lifestyle Marketing of Detroit that showcases new, fresh, and unflinchingly independent, emerging musical acts. The acts showcased are microcosmic representatives of a very steady and strong pipeline a performers who honor the history, the ethos, and the dynamism of their musical elders. They are road warriors performing on stages around the world, and studio nerds who continuously push the envelope of creativity. They are the fresh faces, contemporary yet classic, of the beloved oft-forgotten tradition of Soul and R&B. They are Fresh Produce.