Oakland’s SOL Development represents a generation of forward thinkers through stories that empower and uplift. The band, made up of educators and activists, fully embraces Nina Simone’s challenge to artists – to reflect the times in which they live. Fearlessly taking on today’s tough topics, SOL Development sheds light on the political and cultural climate through narratives of freedom and encourages listeners to strive for excellence, self-expression, and personal growth. Committed to being a “Source Of Light” their positive message has taken root, earning them a place on stages with Yasiin Bey, Common, Yo-Yo Ma, Masego, India Arie, GZA, Jidenna, and Femi Kuti.


Interview Clips

SOL Development - Vocals
Karega Bailey
Felicia Gangloff-Bailey
Brittany Tanner
Lauren Adams
Band: Mino Yanci
Damani - Rhodes
Brandon Kendricks - Guitar
Christian Moore - Bass
Stixx - Drums
Produced and Mixed by: Tariq Khan
Mastered by: Joshua Kessler
Recording Engineer: Jacob Zacharia
Filmed by:
Nikki Birch
Andreas Hofweber
Tariq Khan
Miki Takashima
Mike Allen
Ahmad Cary
Photos: Ivan Brown