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Upcoming events
Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The Art Of Cool Festival · Hayti Heritage Center, Durham NC
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Thu May 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · The Canal Club, Richmond VA
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Fri May 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM
LIFC Tour · The Howard Theatre, Washington DC
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Sun May 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM
LIFC Tour · World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA
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Mon May 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Music Hall of Williamsburg , Brooklyn NY
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Thu May 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM
LIFC Tour · Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
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Fri May 9, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Magic Stick, Detroit MI
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Sat May 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Metro, Chicago IL
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Mon May 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Woodlands Tavern, Columbus OH
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Fri May 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Bassline, Johannesburg SA
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Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · The Chop Shop, Charlotte NC
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Sat Jun 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM
LIFC Tour · The WorkPlay Theatre, Birmingham AL
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Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM
LIFC Tour · 12th & Porter, Nashville TN
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Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Zanzabar, Louisville KY
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Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Hi-Tone, Memphis TN
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Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · The Riot Room, Kansas City MO
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Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Cernvates' Masterpiece, Denver CO
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Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 9:00 PM
LIFC Tour · The North Door, Austin TX
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Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Fitzgerald's (Upstairs), Houston TX
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Sun Jun 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Tipitina's, New Orleans LA
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Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles CA
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Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 9:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Monarch Theatre, Phoenix AZ
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Fulton 55, Fresno CA
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM
LIFC Tour · The Assembly , Sacramento CA
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Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA
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Sat Jul 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM
LIFC Tour · The New Parish, Oakland CA
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Jazz Cafe, London UK
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Thu Sep 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Hare & Hounds, Birmingham UK
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Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM
LIFC Tour · Jazz Cafe, London UK
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The Foreign Exchange

Artist Biography by Marisa Brown for AllMusic.
Representative of how the Internet can aid in creating music, the Foreign Exchange started when Little Brother rapper Phonte heard a beat on Okayplayer.com by Dutch producer Nicolay and asked if he could lay some vocals over it. Nicolay agreed, and the song "Light It Up" appeared shortly after as the B-side to Little Brother's 2002 single "Whatever You Say." Relying mainly on instant messaging and email, the duo continued to work together, with Nicolay sending beats to Phonte, who would add vocals and send them back until they had enough tracks together to form an album. Not once during the entire process of making their debut, Connected, which came out in 2004, did the members of the Foreign Exchange speak over the phone or in person. Due in part to an increasing production load, Nicolay moved to the States, and Leave It All Behind, the second FE album -- more R&B-oriented than the debut -- was recorded. Released in 2008 and featuring a handful of stunning videos, its lead single, "Daykeeper," was nominated for a 2010 Grammy in the category of Best Urban/Alternative Performance (and lost to India.Arie's "Pearls"). After assisting two of their associates, YahZarah (The Ballad of Purple St. James) and Zo! (SunStorm), with albums, the Foreign Exchange released Authenticity. All three albums were issued in 2010 through The Foreign Exchange Music. A DVD/CD set, Dear Friends: An Evening with the Foreign Exchange (2011) and a two-disc set of remixes and new songs titled The Reworks (2013) preceded the group's fourth studio album, Love in Flying Colors.

Discography
+ Love In Flying Colors (2013)
+ Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange (2011)
+ Authenticity (2010)
+ Leave It All Behind (2008)
+ Connected (2004)

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+ The Foreign Exchange at Hare & Hounds, Birmingham UK | Sept 25, 2014
+ The Foreign Exchange at The Assembly, Sacramento CA | Jul 17 2014
+ The Foreign Exchange at Fulton 55, Fresno CA | Jul 15 2014
+ The Foreign Exchange at Monarch Theatre, Phoenix AZ | Jul 12 2014
+ The Foreign Exchange at Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA | Jul 18, 2014

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