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AMC: Tamika Lawrence and Bel-Ami
February 9 @ 10:00 pm - February 10 @ 12:00 am
Featuring: Tamika Lawrence and Bel-Ami
About The Show
Apollo Music Café Featuring
Tamika Lawrence and Bel-Ami
Soul never sounded so sweet as these two independent artists join forces on this bill to bring you an evening that moves from the scintillating groove of R&B to the earth shattering pulse Betty Davis-style soul/rock.
Hailing from the Mount Hope neighborhood of the Bronx, Tamika Lawrence began her musical career on Broadway almost 10 years ago. (The Wiz Live! On NBC, Book of Mormon, Come From Away, RENT) She then began to lend her Alt-Rock vocals to movie soundtracks and sang backgrounds for artists including Hugh Jackman, and Idina Menzel. A cross between Jack White and Betty Davis, Tamika began to write her own music and in 2014 released the Album "Ugly" with her the band Tamika & The Slay to critical acclaim in 2017. In 2018, Tamika won a Grammy for her work on the Dear Evan Hansen Album and completed her debut solo EP "Two Faced" scheduled for release in 2019.
Since a near fatal car accident in 2004, Houston native, Bel-Ami, has been on a mission to change the world of music as only he can. With elements of soul, rock, and jazz Bel-Ami’s thought-provoking lyrics and his captivating melodies create an unforgettable listening experience.
His debut EP Know U was a quest for self-discovery through connection, and was born from the urgency of, and commitment to his mission to SPEAK LIFE. Bel-Ami has since shared the stage with R&B/Soul greats such as Mint Condition, Will Downing, Dwele, Chante Moore, Tank, Vivian Green and Bilal.
Apollo Music Cafe
Harlem's Best Kept Secret
The Apollo Music Café series is designed to bring independent, cutting-edge artists to a forward-thinking audience. Featuring diverse performances across a myriad of genres (R&B, hip hop, soul, jazz, pop, funk, and rock), this monthly series showcases artists drawn from the independent music scene who are destined to impact the way music is heard and experienced. Certain Music Café presentations will complement Apollo Music Mainstage events such as Africa Now! and the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.