URBANWORLD MUSIC | 2018
Opening NIGHT PARTY
Special Live Performance
Ray Angry (of The Roots)
Music by: DJ Moma
Artist Spotlight: Ray Angry
Classically trained with roots in gospel, one foot firmly planted in jazz and the other stirring the pot of pan-global pop, Ray Angry is the musician that the sharpest and shrewdest up-and-coming musicians aspire to be. As a tireless and ceaselessly inspired pianist, keyboardist, composer, producer, arranger and all-around coveted sideman—in the studio and on the road—Ray is the busiest, most eclectic musical talent crisscrossing the globe and genres for collaborations with today’s most exciting new and veteran artists. Ray’s resume since the ‘90s bursts with names such as Jeff Beck, Wynton Marsalis, Mark Ronson, Q-Tip, Yolanda Adams, Joss Stone, Sting, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Esperanza Spalding, Estelle, Queen Latifah, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Kelis, Christina Aguilera and ongoing associates The Roots.
Hot Pepper Jelly
Live Music Showcase
Hosted by: Urbanworld Music, Saada, Roble, Azza & Maine
Music by: DJs Moma & Sarigold
Performances by: NanaBcool, Siimba Liives Long, and Rue Brown
NUBLY 151 / 151 Avenue C / NYC
Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Ghanaian-American singer, rapper, dancer NanaBcool blends smooth, soulful vocals with electrifying dance steps to bring a fresh groove to RnB. The singer and dancer was first heard in his 2012 debut RM102 EP, produced by Columbus hip-hop group Fly Union (Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, Pusha T). After a short hiatus, the artist resurfaced in 2017 with the groovy, dance-inducing single "Love U”. Following his move from Chicago to Brooklyn, NanaBcool has drummed up momentum in the city by performing at headline shows, hosting local parties and events, and sharing stages with rising talent including Aminé, Adrian Daniel, WebsterX.
Melding together jazz, hip hop & soul, Brooklyn-based singer Rue Brown delivers a unique sound that reflects her journey, love, and the times we live in. Ms Brown has been a soloist in Ballet Noir and Creative Outlet Dance Theater. Rue was most recently seen performing at The Apollo Music Cafe, The MTV Video Music Awards with Beyonce, as well as opening for Eric Benet at the Brooklyn Music Festival. She will be releasing her debut EP in early 2019!
Siimba Liives Long
A third culture kid raised in a variety of places including New York, New Jersey, South Africa and Ethiopia, Siimba Liives Long is as familiar with the lions of the streets as he is with the lions of the jungle. Since planting roots in Brooklyn, NY, Siimba gained notoriety after the release of his debut single "Cocaine Biimbie" and has since headlined his own national tour, supported artists like Rae Sremurred, Ty Dolla Sign, Cam’ron and amassed millions of streams on his first project. Known for his iconic appearance, stunning visuals, and live performance Siimba is now preparing to release his second studio project entitled "VIICES".
Harlem Friday Nights
Hosted by: Maine
Music by: DJ Moniki
Ginny’s Supper Club / 310 Lenox Avenue / NYC
Closing Night PaRTY
Music by: DJs Miss Milan & GabSoul
Louie & Chan / 303 Broome Street / NYC