This year marks Baltic Soul Weekender’s 13th time bringing the finest DJs and Live-Acts to Northern Germany. As always, with its “host of the most”, Daniel Dodd-Ellis. This years line-up includes soulful legends, The Supremes (former members Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene), Odyssey, Boney M, Eddie Holman, Ruby Andrews, Gloria Scott, Kaiit, Fat Cat, and Cool Million, among others. The DJ line-up includes DJs Smudo, Mousse T., Dan D, Assoto Sounds, Bob Masters, The Reflex, Eddie Piller, Ferry Ultra, Miss Kelly Marie, and many more. Day passes are still available , so come check it out this weekend at Weissenhäuser Strand!


A long time dream came to fruition for tour producer, Reinhold Vatter, when he enlisted the ten piece band, The Detroit Allstars Gang and a slew of renowned soul singers for his new project, The Spirit of Motown. The first leg of the tour kicked off on April 2nd in Ahaus Germany, with standing ovations and sold out audiences singing along to famous soulful classics, sung by Daniel Dodd-Ellis, Dennis, LeGree, Kevin Weatherspoon, Regi Jennings, Monica Lewis, Journi Cook, and Amani Robinson. All three of the first concerts were sold out and received rave reviews. Stay tuned for the next tour dates!

Kiss me Kate

Daniel is currently performing the role of Paul in Cole Porter’s hit musical, Kiss Me Kate at Staatstheater Darmstadt. The production, based on Shakespeare’s, The Taming of the Shrew, is directed by Erik Peterson and with stunning choreography by Sabine Arthold. Petersen’s direction, along with a breathtaking, rotating scenic design, offer a rare look at all aspects of the stage performance and help to ingeniously tell the story of this “play within a play”. The show runs until the end of June, so don’t miss out!

Equanimity Awards 2018

I’m utterly blown away by all the love shown at the Equanimity Awards 2018. Thanks to everyone who came to the event and made it even more successful than any of us could have hoped. Alanna Sarabia, it was a pleasure co-hosting the event with you. Lumbie MlamboPatricia Ellis, everyone involved, thank you for inspiring so many of us with your passion. If you weren’t there, check out our video of the event.
And go to the webpage and donate what you can. The fundraiser is ongoing…

Equanimity Awards 2018

Dear Southwesterners and Dallas Alums and Friends. I am very excited to be co-hosting the Equanimity Awards 2018 Benefit Gala on July 28th in Dallas, Texas, honouring humanitarians and changemakers and fighting for a good cause. Please go to the Equanimity Awards 2018 page to find out how you can attend and become part of this very powerful event. Or go directly to Hope to see you there!