The Apollo Music Café opens its 2017/18 season celebrating MCs who are changing the game.
Farrah Boulé is a Cuban Haitian Award Winning musical Avant-gardist, confessor, vocalist and musical alchemist who through her lyrical dexterity conjures up new worlds. She created such a world with the birth of Tribal Hop, a musical ecosystem of rhythms designed to honor the ancient practices of her ancestors through sound healing and storytelling. Her intent was to create an expression which incites the human spirit toward greater wholeness and transformation.
LOAF Muzik, a NY based Hip Hop Collective, puts a fresh twist on the classic boom bap style by perfectly blending soul and jazz samples with modern beats and dense rhymes. Shadow the Great, Kidaf, Oso Dope, and Shine Sinatra make up this supergroup known for their undeniable emcees skills and dynamic live performances.
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.