Niambi Ra & The Blackstarz, Tiny Gun (Kat Lee), Le'Asha, K'laSoul

Niambi Ra & The Blackstarz

Tiny Gun (Kat Lee)

Le'Asha

K'laSoul

Mon, March 20, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Niambi Ra & The Blackstarz - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Niambi Ra & The Blackstarz
With an introduction on the coast of West Africa during a semester long study abroad trip, solo vocalist, Keziah Niambi, and bass player Chris Gaskell filled their time away from coursework by creating a band of 5 musicians, including ourselves and Ghanaian musicians. They were able to develop new music, cover music, and perform throughout Accra Ghana. Propelled by their dedication to spreading love through the groove Chris and Niambi decided to develop this music and movement in New York, calling ourselves Niambi&TheBlackstarz.

Niambi masterfully moves between the genres of soul, R&B, Jazz and Hip-Hop as she delivers a uniquely distinctive musical experience. Influenced by musical pioneers such as Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill, Earth Wind and Fire, Chaka Khan and A Tribe Called Quest, we (Niambi&theBlackstarz) fuse elements of classic Hip-hop music and culture with the groove of funk music, the sweet and seductive essence of jazz, and a love of soul music. We intend to inspire individuals to speak their truth and tell their stories by evoking love, strength, and unity in the spirits of audiences around the world.
Tiny Gun (Kat Lee) - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Tiny Gun (Kat Lee)
Hi! We're Tiny Gun. We play Mad-Sad Boss Fight Music.
Le'Asha - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Le'Asha
Le'Asha Julius was born in Washington DC. The first of 3 kids, she always seemed to be the center of attention. Le'Asha was destined for stardom. Spending most of her early teens playing basketball gratifyingly well, she decided, freshman year, to drop out of the high school Varsity team in order to fully pursue her education in the performing arts. From there, she went on to attend D.C's prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts where she majored in Acting. After graduating Le'Asha was happily accepted into the SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film where, in her spare time, she joined several bands and help create her newly emerging hip hop duo Quincy Vidal.

Upon college graduation, after self releasing Quincy Vidal's first album, Cookin' in Brooklyn, in 2010. Le'Asha and her partner CE followed up with albums Sentimental Moods (2012) and Utopia/LDZ (2014). Later, they teamed up with record label Styles Upon Styles and released their first widely distributed EP, Chi'ren (2016).

While easing off the Chi'ren high, Le'Asha has been endlessly working on a new solo work that is said to be released soon. A collection of music which, she says, will be somewhat of a surprise to those who have followed her sound since 2010. Catch Le'Asha live in NYC at any of her gigs for a chance to hear what she may be cooking up for her next project.
K'laSoul - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
K'laSoul
Washington DC Native "K'la Soul" brings an intimate mix of R&B, funk and trap sound to her music. Before reaching the age of 18 she's had the honor of Gracing stages like The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage and Carnegie Hall to share her gift of music. K'la Soul is now recording her debut album that will be released later this year.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com