Happy Veterans Day everybody! If you’re still bummed out about the Presidential election I’m here to share some inspiration and enlighten the mood. In times like this we have to realize that everyday we have the power to make a positive change and impact on the world. Despite the election, we all still have 24 hours everyday to be great and to do something about what we believe in. Do something today that will inspire someone tomorrow!

On that note, what I’m really here to share with you is a photo set from the World Beat Center. A few of my close friends have been making music over the past few years and have gone on to create a collective of artists that consist of DJs, producers, photographers, dancers, and many more. Formally known as ESSNCE, these guys and girls have continued to inspire me since I met them and to see where they are now is nothing short of amazing. It’s crazy because I can remember sitting on a couch in a two-bedroom apartment dreaming and fantasizing about these ideas. Fast-forward a few years later and here I am taking photos of these guys performing for a room full of a couple hundred people. To say I’m happy for them would be an understatement, but to say I am extremely proud and excited for the future is a more accurate depiction of my feelings.

ESSNCE has a radio show that brings different artists and vibes together from all around the world that you can check out on their Soundcloud. To reference the current state of our country, these types of movements are what we need now more than ever. The creative community is tasked with providing society with prolific fuel to love and to strengthen our bonds throughout all communities. So without further ado, here are some photos from last weekend. Press play, relax your mind, enjoy these positive vibes, and “let these sounds serve as your vessel as we transition from Fall to Winter”.

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Words and photos provided by Michael Casatico