Kingsley Ibeneche: Realms EP Release Show

Kingsley Ibeneche: Realms EP Release Show

Kingsley Ibeneche calls it “soul music.” As a child dancing and singing
in a Nigerian-American church community in Camden, NJ, Ibeneche
was introduced to ritual music’s ancestral power. He sang for years in
exaltation of that community. As an adolescent, secular spaces gave
Ibeneche a chance to experiment with expressive body movement in
inviting ways, culminating in formal training in dance at University of
the Arts in Philadelphia. Today Ibeneche is an accomplished dance
performer, having shared the stage with Travis Scott, James Blake,
Halsey, and others on mainstream platforms like the Gap, Video
Music Awards and Saturday Night Live. But no matter how meteoric
he ascends as a dancer, Ibeneche feels limited on stage as a backup
dancer. You have to listen to his voice (as on Realms EP) to
understand why one medium is not enough for his expression. In fact,
Ibeneche is now making more than music. The songs comprising
Realms EP are central themes in his original theatrical experience of
the same name, which will premiere in Philadelphia in April. The
Realms “soul opera” incorporates creative movement, decorative sets,
dramatic monologue, lighting design, projection, and music by
Ibeneche and his live band The Dirty Deity.

Madison McFerrin is an independent singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. In December 2016, her solo debut EP, Finding Foundations: Vol. I, introduced her soulful take on a cappella to the world. Critics and crowds quickly took note. Leading up to her sold out show at Joe’s Pub, the New York Times remarked how her sound “shows wonderful vocal dexterity, deftly swerving from sharp, clearly enunciated staccato bursts to fluttery, free-form melismata.” After one listen, tastemaking DJ, Gilles Peterson, snatched up her standout track, “No Time to Lose,” for his Brownswood Bubblers compilation. She followed that up with this February’s release of Finding Foundations: Vol. II, which gave her listeners more of what they love and earned her more critical praise. Most noteworthy is a Pitchfork Rising Artist profile that highlighted how her style offers an “understated, compelling testament to the power and dexterity of the human voice.” On the heels of her debut European tour that featured sold out shows in London and Barcelona, Madison eagerly anticipates sharing new music in 2019.

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