TurnStyle Music Group Presents
DJ MC Slutbag
Ria Boss, Jason Sadie, ARJUN, The Eggs
168 Delancey Street
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
DJ MC Slutbag
Spinmaster to the (not so) famous.
A flower child born in the wrong era, Ria Boss is a Ghanaian-Burkinabe singer songwriter, living in New York City and laying poetry on the strum of the acoustic guitar.
Finding out who a person is, is a task that is left to those who truly want to delve deep – exploring realms of a mind that one might not necessarily enjoy traveling through. So how can the words on the page truly encompass who I am, without you taking the time to float in my being? The music speaks for itself, yet pleasantries are pleasantries.
She prayed through the Virgin Mary and her daughter was born – November 24th 1989- premature, (although you’d never guess that now) – In a quaint little hospital in London. She named her Maria Emmanuelle Grace Bossman-Damiba, a thank you – Hail Mary full of grace. She sent news of her arrival, “A star is born”, on the invites to the christening – heavy words for a child days old.
From Europe to Central Africa, Gabon became their new home - Shout out to all bilingual folks out there – home by the water, the memories taste like salt. Where’s Dad? Here come the issues. Mother and daughter separated, so Mother could get on her grind – teach your kids the value of hard work. So daughter moved.
West Africa. Ghana. Mother country how she loves you - To live with her Grandma for the majority of her formative years, mother to join afterwards. Piano lessons, choir, ballet, tap, you name it, she was in it. Till she was 18, her life revolved around Ghana, around family – self being molded by the situations she was placed in, and sometimes placed herself in. Yet, the music was always a constant. Always the remedy. The two most important women in her life surrounded her with the sounds that would soon be the makings of the musician.
New York. New York. 18 years old and a dream. College was the goal, but her dreams are much bigger than that. No culture shock for this child, her journey to find acceptance was over. Ghana is home, but New York is what her brain was made of. Niche found, voice finally ready to be heard. Weird and wonderful and full of falsettos.
Maria Boss, a Ghanaian-Burkinabe Momma’s Girl with hope, with music…with madness. With Etta, Nina, Sade, Masakela, Kuti, Scott, Arie, Hendrix, Lennon, Prince, Whitney, Ocean, Adele. Thanking hiplife, highlife, afrobeats and the djembe. They create the warped nature of the twisted sounds, they create the soul, the melody, the words. Her sound has been compared to the likes of John Legend, Tracy Chapman and Teedra Moses. Singer. Songwriter. Boss.
Brooklyn-based International Pop Sensation, Jason Sadie, writes songs that Uplift, Inspire, and generally make you Smile.
ARJUN has established itself as a three-piece band capable of fusing together the power of rock with improvisational jazz influences to produce a tight, groovin sound that fills clubs across the Northeast. With Eddie on guitar, Lamar Myers on drums and Andre Lyles on bass, the group attracts a diverse group of fans who are searching for sexy, edgy songs held together with a great beat. Arjun is the brainchild of lifelong musician Eddie Arjun Peters who’s love affair with music since dates back to his early days in Queens, New York. ARJUN has always been committed to preserving the mainstream-challenged art of instrumental music; something that is not quite rock but not exactly jazz either. It is the fusion of these two art forms that define ARJUN and it is ARJUN’s music that draws enthusiastic crowds everywhere. In 2006, ARJUN signed with Pheromone Records and released their debut album "Pieces" that was met with critical acclaim.
The sound of a piece of music or the image of a work of art is far more powerful and moving than any attempt at a description of that art could be. For this reason, we in The Eggs retain a conviction that the music we create should not be wrestled into a description... the music does all the 'describing' on it's own.