Shareef Keyes & The Groove: Kolurs Dance Party
Chandanie, On The Sun, Elysse
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Songstress of the No9to5 Music collective, Chandanie, has performed on stages across NYC including National Sawdust, The Bowery Electric, The Shrine, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, and SOBs. Originally from Maryland, she is a vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist influenced by the fusion of jazz, soul and go-go, known as Soul Liberation Music.
After independently releasing her debut is that a crime? (2015) Acoustic EP, her cover of Van Hunt’s “down here in hell (with you)” was featured on New York’s YouKnowIGotSoul New Artist Spotlight. Combining the simplicity of fluid vocal harmonies, melodic guitar lines, and acoustic percussion including conga and cajon, her sound creates lucid and rhythmic grooves. Influenced by the solidarity found in soul artists such as Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway, her lyricism is often an introspective grappling with issues relating to self-love, gender counter-normativity and relationships.
Chandanie’s music and message is recommended for listeners of Erykah Badu, Emily King and Lianne La Havas. She is currently performing along the East Coast and completing her upcoming 2018 sophomore release.
On The Sun
Rooted in classic American Soul and Funk, ON THE SUN is a collaborative effort between multiple songwriters and producers exploring elaborate vocal harmonies, syncopated arrangements and sonic experimentation. Using modern production techniques and synthesizers along with live instrumentation, the band blends these elements together to create a unique sound that showcases the group's diverse talent.
Elysse is a Brooklyn-based vocalist and composer who creates cinematic, genre-bending music.
The daughter of jazz saxophonist Don Hanson, Elysse was raised on the sounds of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sarah Vaughan, Burt Bacharach, and Stevie Wonder. Homeschooled through grade school, she attended Princeton University, where she majored in English Literature and joined her first band.
After graduating, Elysse returned to her native NYC to pursue a graduate degree in journalism and culture studies at NYU. While there, she explored wide-ranging sounds and styles while performing in jazz, folk, indie, and psychedelic salsa groups all over NYC.
It was also during her time at NYU that she discovered songwriting, taking cues from her many musical influences to cultivate a panoramic, yet intimate songwriting style propelled by her passion for words and imagery.
In late 2016, she released her debut single “Eve,” which premiered on The 405. Elysse’s debut EP will arrive in Spring 2018.