musical-notes

Soul/R&B/Afro-Beat singer Koku Gonza treated a small group of attendees to an eclectic and soulful performance during a Mother’s Day celebration on Saturday. Curated by Incredible People’s Blayne Harding, and sponsored by http://www.singersroom.com, the event included a private chef, great conversation, and good music, in a beautiful home, hosted by an amazing family. During her acoustic set, Gonza performed several original tracks and cover versions of Rihanna’s “Work”, DeAngelo’s “How Does It Feel”, Sade’s “Sweetest Taboo”, and Soul For Real’s “Candy Rain.” Fans can follow Gonza on Instagram. Singer/musician Anthony Flammia continues to impress with his live music series. His latest is a performance of “Life Is Good”, the second installment of an ongoing series of intimate performances hosted by Sounds Music Group. The experience was Flammia’s idea, as he looks to introduce media, tastemakers, and industry professionals to his curated live show. Like the previous installment, “Pieces”, Flammia takes to the piano at a stylish loft as he delivers the thought-provoking, soul stirring “Life Is Good.” “Life Is Good” follows “Pieces” and “Top Of My Lungs”, which appear on Flammia’s forthcoming album, “F.L.A.M.M.” Singer Ari Lennox is breathing new life into R&B with her debut album “Shea Butter Baby.” The Dreamville signee stays on that wavelength with the music video for the single “Up Late”, which finds the songstress dancing away in calm green pastures. The Lacey Duke directed clip plants a white and red platform randomly in the middle of an open, mountainous region, as Ari belts out the sensual lyrics and moves to the beat of her final single from “Shea Butter Baby” under clear blue skies. Fans will enjoy this one. After releasing six projects in 2018, rapper Chris Crack shows no signs of slowing down. The Chicago native surprised fans with the album “Never Hated I Just Waited.” The project takes on a more traditional structure for Crack to flesh out his vision over 15 tracks. U.G.L.Y., Boy Modeling, Your Old Droog, MFn Melo, Nate Barksdale, Gzus Piece and Jamya McCline make special guest appearances on the album. Crack’s last release was “Thanks Uncle Trill.” He’s actively listening to offers from major labels, but won’t enter any deal if it impedes on his creative freedom. Needless to say, he’s one to watch.

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