Effortlessly oozing with sensuality and allure, Sanura is an R&B Vocalist and Producer that is best known for fusing her love of soulful sounds and the lush harmonies of yesteryear into every song she creates. Influenced by the likes of Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, and Amy Winehouse, the Soul Seductress stays true to her vocal powerhouse roots while sharing her own vulnerabilities and personal experiences with her audience.
Listen to her here: sanuraofficial.com and on Soundcloud: https://bit.ly/2V5QXEd
Congolese artist Rafiya fuses flavors of the African Diaspora with R&B and Soul, to paint her uniquely universal musical tapestry that has earned her critical praise from media as diverse as The Washington Post, the Voice of America, and Afrobeats Radio. An electrifying performer, Rafiya sings in French, English and Lingala (a language from the Congo). She’s performed at major music festivals and events, ranging from SXSW in Austin, the Essence Festival in New Orleans and the Kora Awards in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. She’s also engaged audiences in venues such as Apollo and SOBs in New York, The Kennedy Center in DC, and Le Bataclan in Paris. A proud Congolese, Rafiya aims to uplift and to promote cultural pride through her music. Rafiya has shared the stage with artists like Estelle, Youssou N’Dour, Yemi Alade, Fally Ipupa, Burna Boy, Dadju and more.
Listen to her music here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4BUUsHzQSwuxcVjyZaEEqi
Julie O. aka Julie Outrage is a guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer with a style ranging from: blues, rock, R&B, hip hop, jazz and experimental. She was born in West Africa, spent several years living in Brooklyn and is based in Washington D.C. In 2014, Julie Outrage was named The Deli Magazine’s Best of NYC Emerging Artist. Her style has been called funk-rock with a jazz guitar influence, a feel encompassing hip hop inspired & spoken word lyrics. In January 2021, Julie Outrage released her 5th self-produced single “Slow Down” arranged and mixed by Jaz Williams (credits: Mac Miller, Kap G, Bone Thugs) featuring the horn section from Washington DC band, Aztec Sun.
Check her music out here: www.julieomusic.com
Ghanaian female recording artist known as Robbie IV. Roberta Ewuraba Williams also known as Robbie IV is a singer and songwriter who dabbles in genres such as trap, R&B, and Soul. Her first attempt at original music and content is entitled Foolish in love. Foolish in Love is scheduled to be Robbie’s debut single as she introduces herself to the dynamic music scene. When asked about the inspiration behind her debut single, Robbie shared “I have never been lucky in love. It seems when you are in love you do crazy things and allow crazy things. You begin to think, I love you but I am foolish in love because if not for love I would not be doing certain things.” Sticking true to channeling personal experiences in her music, Robbie explained that “the idea for Foolish in Love emerged when I reminisced on my past relationships and explored what I could have done to change the situation.” She further explains, " I hope people would learn to put feelings aside and not stay in a relationship when it is not working just for the sake of love." Unveiling this level of vulnerability through her music, Robbie seeks to win over listeners and consumers as she makes her way through the musical scene.
CONNECT WITH ROBBIE IV on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/balaci3nga/
CR8:BLK 1st Online Music Fest!
CR8:BLK (Create Black) is a non-profit organization aimed towards celebrating contemporary Black and African Art created by women of color. This year CR8:BLK is kicking off their second art residency program that is focused on music arts with a music fest! The CR8:BLK Music Fest is a one day FREE virtual hybrid event that will take place on multiple social media platforms showcasing the work of independent Black Women music artists from across the diaspora. There will be live performances, songwriting workshops, live interviews, special Africa stage, and a battle of the bands competition.