Pt. 2 Sensory Overload: A Recap of the 2019 OnBlackHeath Music Festival!

Pt. 2 Sensory Overload:  A Recap of the 2019 OnBlackHeath Music Festival!

“Born out of a desire to stage an event that would celebrate this stunning part of London, ONBlackHeath was created as the perfect festival for unwinding and putting a smile on your face, showcasing the best in local and international artists, serving up amazing food, and offering a world of fun for our younger visitors”. (From the OnBlackheath Website) The 2019 OnBlackHeath Music Festival was sensory overload.  This year’s festival did not disappoint.  From the layout of the space, the food vendors, the activities for children, the incredible production and outstanding musical lineup, this festival quickly became one of the best experiences I’ve had this year! 

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Love...Passion...Sex...An Evening with Raheem DeVaughn

Love...Passion...Sex...An Evening with Raheem DeVaughn

Friday Night I attended the Raheem De’Vaughn Show at City Winery Chicago.  It was my first time seeing Raheem DeVaughn live and he exceeded my expectations.  Art, Poetry and Soul Music in one incredible evening.   Raheem DeVaughn is an artist who knows how to connect with his audience.  He is true to himself in a time when some soul and R&B Artists try to fit within the current trends in order to remain relevant.   His style, his sound and his artistry is rooted in soul.  It is evident that it runs through his blood.  Throughout his performance I was reminded of the genius of Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Donnie Hathaway and other R&B greats in how DeVaughn  sang and performed.  His soulful and melodious voice captivated an audience who has followed his now 10+ year career. 

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The Legendary Roy Ayers!!!

The Legendary Roy Ayers!!!

Erika Badu famously called him “The Godfather of Neo Soul”, the legendary vibraphonist/vocalist; Roy Ayers played City Winery Chicago for two nights this week.    With a career spanning over five decades, he is a beloved and respected jazz/R&B/Soul artist in the music scene.  I attended Wednesday night’s show at City Winery and eagerly anticipated the legendary artist.

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