Arts N Beats & Union Stage present
Arts N Beats & Union Stage Present: Oshun
Matt McGhee, Jah Sonic
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
OSHUN is an independent Hip-Hop / Soul duo and the sonic manifestation of Afrofuturism. Using digital and acoustic sounds, heavy drums and bass, and ambient harmonic textures, OSHUN connects with the spirit of their ancestors to manifest a sweeter tomorrow for us all. Since the release of their debut mixtape ASASE YAA in 2015, OSHUN has amassed a social following of over 150k people between Youtube (youtube.com/oshun), Instagram (@oshun), and Facebook (facebook.com/oshuniverse) alone. They’ve been recognized by media heavy hitters such as Rolling Stone, The FADER, Viceland, Huffington Post, NPR, Essence, and Vogue (just to name a few). They've also performed throughout the U.S. and Brazil all while remaining full-time college students at NYU. It’s been a wonderful journey and now that these young goddesses have graduated college, they are transitioning into the next phase of manifesting their purpose. OSHUN is preparing for the release of their debut album series “bittersweet”, complete with captivating visuals, a 2 month long tour of the US & Canada, and a deeper look into their ever-evolving selves.
Arts 'n Beats
Arts ‘N Beats curated by Indabooth is a Performance Showcase + Live Art Installation Experience which helps expose creatives talent and craft to a larger audience. Traditionally hosted at Smith Public Trust, Arts ‘N Beats has managed to bring out an average of 320 attendees per event (4 shows l 34 artists l 1000+ attendees) over a 7-month period. This event showcases an ensemble of the DMV’s hottest music performers as well as creative artists. Artists, influencers, brands and local socialites gather to enjoy new music experiences, network and praise performances. Brands such as Dusse, Jack Daniels, and Zurena stand behind the Arts ‘N Beats movement.
Washington, DC based recording artist, Matt McGhee has been independently making a name for himself all over the world for the past several years. Originally hailing from Prince George’s County, Maryland, the rapper/producer has been writing since he was 7 years old. When his mother noticed how passionate he was about music, she had him take piano lessons at 10. Those lessons sparked Matt’s interest in producing and he started teaching himself to make beats at 13.
At 15, Matt was unable to pay for studio time so he decided he wanted to learn how to engineer his own music. He then started to release his music on the internet and started to build a bit of a buzz around high schools in the DC/Maryland area. He had done a few shows at small venues in DC like Everlasting Life Cafe before he was able to perform on the same bills with acts such as Cam’Ron, Danny Brown and GoldLink. He’s traveled to festivals like A3C and SXSW and he’s even gained a spot on the Berlin-based internet series COLORS. But no matter where Matt’s music takes him, he always keeps his hometown within him for inspiration.
GA $15 | Premier Plus $30
- Full dinner and drink menu available
- The Premier Plus section is a raised area with reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service.