The Lower Eastside Girls Club Presents…
THE SATURDAY PERFORMANCE SERIES
@ Art+Community Gallery
56 East 1st Street (1st/2nd Aves)
Saturdays @ 3:30PM
FREE to the community
Join us March 29, 2008 for
LADY OSOFLY, FEMI SHIRI &
MISNOMER(S) WITH SPECIAL
GUEST “NOVIO” DJ DISCO WIZ!
Lady OsoFly is a Brooklyn-based collaboration between singer/songwriter Jessica Van Niel (Jae V), and her smooth vocal styling along with Yarrow Lutz of the Feelmore Rocks Crew, an all woman Hip Hop collective based in the Bay Area (CA) representing the various elements of Hip Hop culture. Jae V and Yarrow have been working/performing together for over five years and have been featured at numerous events and venues from San Francisco to Brooklyn. Lady OsoFly is currently in the studio working on their debut album utilizing a unique blend of soul, Hip Hop, folk, and jazz.
FEMI SHIRI //
Entering the music scene with soulful beats and beautiful vocals like a latter-day Billie Holliday, singer/songwriter Femi Shiri is rebirthing the movement of soul music. Having been described as “one woman band,” this Linden, New Jersey native has worked with many notable producers including Jersey City native Shea Taylor, who has produced such hits as “When You’re Mad” by Ne-Yo and “Beautiful” by Ruben Studdard. Aside from writing, you can catch Femi’s vocal performance at such hotspots as SOB’s Sol Village in New York City or singing background for several independent R&B artists. She’s also currently working on her first solo album. Her tunes are memorable and her lyrics thematically cover topics of love and relationships.
Knewdles and Sos are unusual sisters. Though they are of marriageable age, they choose to live with each other and bang out hip hop together in their brownstone apartment in Bed-Stuy, BK. Knewdles, the younger, louder, and taller sister, is the rapper and producer. Though far from a battle rapper, Knewdles is known for her impressive command over crowds, aggressive flows, and breath control. Sos, the still loud, still tall, still young older sister, is the violinist and co-producer. Her voice melds classical with hip hop with jazz, creating music that defies a need for genre identification. With such agile fingers and achingly rich tone, it’s no wonder that Sos has blessed the music of Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Alicia Keys. Since their group formation two years ago, Knewdles and Sos have performed over forty live shows from Philly to NYC, made national television and radio appearances, and recorded their self-produced debut album.
And then come back for…
April 05, 2008: Jeanann Verlee, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz & Jessi Robertson
April 12, 2008: No series! Girls Club goes to NOLA for V-Day!
April 19, 2008: Piper Anderson, Tara Betts & Pamela Joy
April 26, 2008: HeaVy & Erika Rose
Please visit http://www.girlsclub.org/about/perform for the full calendar, artist bios and links, and more information about the series.
& be sure to listen to the podcasts at http://www.girlsclubworldwide.org/wp
What you missed last week!…
IHSAN & RACHEL MCKIBBENS
What a special day of phenomenal performances. Check out our awesome photos below! Our biggest thanks for our performers for tearing down the house… Be sure to check Girls On Air next week for podcasts of the show!
The Lower Eastside Girls Club Saturday Performance Series, now in its second year, is a weekly afternoon performance series, open to the public,free-of-charge and featuring all-women line-ups of musicians, singer-songwriters, MC’s and poets. This project is dedicated to upholding the Girls Club’s mission of offering free and innovative cultural programming to Girls Club members, connecting the Girls Club to the greater community, and supporting women in the arts. http://www.girlsclub.org/about/perform
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
The Lower Eastside Girls Club is dedicated to providing a place where girls and young women 8-23 can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong and innovative arts, athletic, cultural, life-skills and career oriented programming, we provide girls with the vision to plan – and the tools to build – their future.
For more information please contact Caitlin at
(212) 982.1633 ext 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org