Osekre, Remi Onabanjo & Friends

April 11

Joe's Pub

Doors at 11:30PM; Show at Midnight

After arriving in New York city with 30 dollars and change in his pocket to pursue his college career, Osekre hasn't looked back. Osekre's Vibe is an unusual combination of lyricism, wit, insight and flow delivered with sweet melodic African hooks. Osekre's music is unique in that while you might catch yourself singing to a delightful African tune at his gig, you wont be completely lost in the layers of instrumentation that serve to remind every audience that New York has worn on him. Osekre's Vibe is an experience. Osekre, protege of Kiki Djan formerly of Osibisa fame, has unlocked a global sound that has a unique local sound regardless of place and space. He performs with his band, 'The Lucky Bastards.'

Caution: Do not leave your dancing shoes at home.

"Osekre is the new Fela!" -WBAI

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Remi Onabanjo is a West African singer-songwriter currently based in New York City. While clearly influenced by her Nigerian origins, her unique vocal style is also credited to an upbringing divided between the United States, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania-- one heavily influenced by African as well as African-American jazz and R&B musicians. Presently studying at Columbia, Remi relishes engaging with various disciplines of art and partaking in collaborative performance spaces. Having worked with various arts organizations in New York City such as "No Longer Empty" and "Art in FLUX Harlem", she is also passionate about ensuring the creation of performance and arts spaces for fellow artists. Applying that ethos of collaboration to her performances, Remi's clear, soulful songs possess a rare compelling energy. Her EP Lightyears will debut in Summer 2014.