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The Funk Before Christmas featuring Black Stereo Faith (Ultra Naté & Quentin Harris) & Divinity Roxx presented as part of Nona Hendryx’s Vanguard Residency

Joe's Pub

December 14

Ticket Price: $30.00

Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM

A night of funky Christmas Music to light up your booty, put grooves in your hooves, so you can get up and get down for the ‘funk of it’ into the New Year! Featuring Divinity Roxx, Black Stereo Faith, and special guest DJ Bill Coleman!

Inspirational and genuine, Divinity Roxx has made the leap from side woman to the one and Beyonce, to front woman of her own genre-bursting, honest, and compelling musical journey. Her career as a bass-player skyrocketed after attending a bass camp led by the legendary Victor Wooten where she was invited to tour with him merely three months after the bass camp.  After touring with Victor for 5 years, she auditioned for Beyoncé and was selected as a band member and assistant Musical Director. Divinity has appeared on countless television shows including: The Grammy’s, Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America with personal highlights including a special performance at The White House for President Barack Obama.  Despite these appearances with so many legendary and iconic figures, it is in her solo performance Divinity shines the brightest. Her passion, playing and lyrical content, accompanied by an electrifying stage presence captivates audiences around the world. Her 2016 release ‘ImPossible’ received critical acclaim as the ultimate mash-up of hip-hop, rock and funk, featuring an appearance by her mentor and Grammy award winning artist Victor Wooten. She was awarded an Independent Music Award for Best Spoken Word Album. She is currently writing multiple projects, including a new album, a stage play and a children’s book and music series. She is also currently performing around the globe and has been hand-picked to teach the Art of MC’ing by the US State Department in their Next Level program, a program that exports hip-hop culture around the globe.

Ten years in the making, Ultra Naté and Quentin Harris’  Black Stereo Faith album presents a vibe-y, experimentally unapologetic and loose blend of R&B, house, rock and electronics. It highlights Harris’ production and arrangement skills while offering a stylistic nod to the unvarnished passion of singer-songwriter Ultra Naté’s acclaimed 1990 debut, Blue Notes in The Basement.

In her nearly three decades of making music, Ultra Naté has remained a musical chameleon, embracing a variety of sounds, from R&B/hip-hop, soul and disco to house, rock and electro-pop.  Black Stereo Faith is a culmination of this experience and coincides with the 20th anniversary of the release of her all-time classic #1 hit, “Free.” “Free” was recently named by Billboard as #10 Greatest Of All Time Top Dance Club Songs while Ultra Naté was also named #12  Greatest of All Time Top Dance Artists. 

About Nona Hendryx:
Nona Hendryx, a celebrated vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician, and author, was an original member of the trio Labelle, whose smash single “Lady Marmalade” is a timeless classic. Her solo singles “Transformation” and “Do What You Wanna Do” from the 80s are as well-known as her work as a back-up vocalist for a legendary acts including Parliament-Funkadelic, Talking Heads and Peter Gabriel. 

This performance is presented as part of the Joe's Pub Vanguard Award and Residency.

 

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