This past Sunday, I headed to the Renaissance Bronzeville to check out Anane Vega. Anane Vega is a DJ Singer/Songwriter and CEO and Founder of Nulu Movement. She has toured the world bringing Afro and electronic sound to a worldwide audience. She’s a powerhouse, a lady boss who has been able to carve her own identity as an artist, DJ and Label owner with style, grace and finesse. Her messages of female empowerment, health and wellness are well documented over the span of her career and are inspiring to those following in her footsteps. I’m always excited to hear and support female artists so when I heard she was coming to Chicago for the first time, I knew I had to check her out.
The night opened with resident DJ, Mike Dunn, who packed the dance floor with strong and pounding Afro Beats. Anane Vega was gracious even before taking over the decks, taking time to meet, chat and take photos with club patrons. I was able to meet her and she was incredibly polite, beautiful and humble. Once she took over the decks, she captivated the crowd with soulful, Afro-Caribbean rhythms that kept the crowd dancing all night long. The music was diverse and it was evident that her musical tastes come from various places and cultures. I found myself drawn to the dancefloor, often putting my phone and camera away to dance. When I’m working and covering events, my phone is always in my hand but her set forced to me to simply experience the music and allow it to take over my spirit and enjoy.
It was an incredible evening of music that kept the crowd on their feet all night long. Her energy was infectious. Even after her set, she went into the crowd and danced with patrons until the end of the night. It was Anane Vega’s first time in Chicago but I hope it’s not her last!
Until next time,
See you on a dancefloor