Urbanworld Music, in partnership with Everyday People, delivered a slate of music programming each night during the festival. See below for the highlights.
20th Anniversary Opening REception
Special Performance by Keyon Harrold
Courtesy of Jill Newman Productions
Set by DJ mOma
Keyon Harrold an accomplished, award-winning trumpeter and music producer. His trumpet playing is uniquely brilliant; perhaps best articulated by none other than Wynton Marsalis, who called Harrold "The future of the trumpet." As a follow up to Keyon's role as the trumpeting musical voice behind Don Cheadle in the Miles Davis biopic "Miles Ahead", Harrold released a single entitled "Running (Refugee Song)", which features crooner Gregory Porter and rapper/actor Common.
SET BY DJ MOMA
LIVE PERFORMANCEs BY...
SET BY DJ RICH KNIGHT
GINNY'S SUPPER CLUB
Artist Spotlight - Be Steadwell
Be Steadwell is a singer songwriter from Washington DC. With roots in jazz, acapella and folk-Be composes a soulful blend of genres into what she calls queer pop. As she pursued her career in music, she began a career in film. Shooting and editing her own music videos, Be combined her love of music with narrative film. In 2014, Be completed an MFA in film from Howard University.
Artist Spotlight - Willard Hill
Willard Hill is a rapper, singer, and musician known to blend Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Soul, and whatever moves his spirit into his own unique sound. Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana provided him with an opportunity to sample the musical gumbo that the city has always been known to serve. Being no stranger to the eclectic, his travels and love of cultural immersion would help him to add to that flavor and develop his style—New Orleans Hip Hop/Soul. He is able to paint cinematic landscapes with his lyricism, storytelling, and production. With a laid back approach he draws you into vivid scenes that are meant to inspire, give insight, and immerse the listener in his world—a world that, right or wrong, offers a deeper understanding of humanity, urban life, and everyday people.
SET BY DJ MOMA