Performance

Highasakite / Covey

Saturday / May 17, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Highasakite

Highasakite makes pop music, but it's an adventurous brand of indie pop that is full of contrasts. Highasakite has spent the last few months wowing audiences at numerous international festivals, including this year’s OYA Festival and an appearance at South by Southwest.

Watch Highasakite's video for "Since Last Wednesday" here:

English singer-songwriter Covey, who writes and produces his own music, aims to bring new light into the indie scene. Before attending Berklee, Covey spent parts of his childhood living in Indonesia and Hong Kong, developing his one-of-a-kind sound along the way. Now residing in the U.S., Covey and his band are out to take on the world of music.

Watch Covey's music video for "Comes and Goes" here:

William Park: Wonderful World

Monday / April 7, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Singer William Park and his band will perform original tunes and cover songs in the styles of blues, R&B, pop, and rock.

Admission: 
Free

Georgy Abshilava: Bento Bebop Caf Show

Monday / April 7, 2014 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Singer Georgy Abshilava and the Berklee Anime Club perform rock, funk fusion, and folk arrangements of music from Cowboy Bebop, the Legend of ZeldaHowl's Moving Castle, and others.

Admission: 
Free

Reflections: Natalia Sulca's Senior Recital

Tuesday / April 8, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist and pianist Natalia Sulca's senior recital will include power ballads, Caribbean dance music, and blues.

Admission: 
Free

Wambura Mitaru / annieSoul

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
02210

Wambura Mitaru's eclectic and fluid music blends funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and sounds from her African background. A young, passionate singer and songwriter from Nairobi, her career began in high school with training in classical music. She attended the Kenya Conservatoire of Music for further studies until 2011. Wambura Mitaru creates a hybrid sound of groovy tunes with catchy lyrics, and wants the audience to sing along from all parts of the world of music.

Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Annette “annieSoul” Oduor is an artist with a mission to showcase Africa's diversity, creativity, and intellect through her music.

A vocalist, pianist, producer, and songwriter, annieSoul has skillfully and creatively blended diverse influences. She serves up a unique take on a Swahili (sometimes Luo)-laden, socially conscious soul sound, doused in African rhythms, with just the right tinge of jazz. Drawing on her experiences in Nairobi,and across the continent, annieSoul intends to showcase Africa’s diversity, creativity and intellect through her music – a mission that has taken her to stages in South Africa, the U.S., and her native Kenya. The Boston Globe has described her as a "singer-songwriter with her own take on a Swahili, socially neo-soul sound." 

Admission: 
FREE

Oyinda and Bigfoot Wallace

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
02210

Oyinda is an alternative-influenced electro-pop singer and songwriter with a unique sense of cinematic storytelling. The indie-rock electronic outfit Bigfoot Wallace is Jon Hubbells's self-produced endeavor using wispy vocals, glitchy drum beats, and heavily affected guitar. All the way from Arizona, Bigfoot plays guitar and sings against a backdrop of both electronic and acoustic instruments at full capacity, maintaining "the sense of consistency even amid so much shift and change in his music,” according to Indie Vision Music. 

 

 

Admission: 
FREE

Oyinda

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA

Oyinda is an alternative-influenced electronic-pop singer and songwriter with a unique sense of cinematic storytelling.

Admission: 
FREE

Song Yi Jeon Quintet

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
02210

Hailing from South Korea, composer and singer Song Yi Jeon combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that catch the ear of the listener. Heavily influenced by Korean folklore, the refined compositions of Song Yi Jeon have clear musical direction yet still allow band members to show their virtuosity. The members of her quintet come from all over the world and play together on a regular basis.

Admission: 
FREE

Song Yi

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA

Hailing from South Korea, the singer and composer Song Yi Jeon combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that catch the ear of the listener. Heavily influenced by Korean folklore, the refined compositions of Song Yi Jeon have clear musical direction that still allow band members to show their virtuosity. The members of her quintet come from all over the world and play together on a regular basis.

Watch Song Yi Quintet perform live at Cafe 939 at Berklee here:

Admission: 
FREE

Sarah McKenzie

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
02210

Sarah McKenzie, a pianist, vocalist, and composer "already in full possession of an individualistic voice,'' according to DownBeat magazine, will perform. McKenzie's second album, Close Your Eyes, won the ARIA award for Best Jazz Album in 2012.

Admission: 
FREE

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