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Okayplayer & SummerStage Present Jungle, Ibeyi And Sunni Colón [6/20]

London duo Jungle, French-Cuban twins Ibeyi and Sunni Colón will be playing our Okayplayer & SummerStage show at NYC's Central Park.


Art by Erin Cadigan.

Okayplayer and SummerStage are excited to present London modern soul duo Jungle, French-Cuban twin sisters Ibeyi and Sunni Colón for a free concert in Central Park. The show will see the buzzing Jungle, who've been making waves with singles like "Busy Earnin'" and "Time," joined by their XL Recordings labelmates Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz (Ibeyi) — who released one of our favorite songs and music videos of 2014 (and a strong candidate for 2015's album of the year) — plus the LA-based songwriter Colón.

The concert will be part of the City Parks Foundation's '30 Years Of SummerStage' celebration this season, which will be hosting 30 artists at the park in 30 days. Be sure to follow SummerStage on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to receive all their announcements and check out their full schedule here.

Enter to win a limited edition copy of the show poster, crafted by artist Erin Cadigan, by signing-up for the Okayplayer email list below. The winner will be announced Monday, June 15. In the meantime, get acquainted with the sounds of the night by revisiting Jungle's "Busy Earnin'" and our own Okayafrica TV episode with Ibeyi record shopping in NYC below.

Okayplayer & SummerStage present:

Jungle, Ibeyi, Sunni Colón

June 20, 2015

Doors at 6pm

FREE until capacity

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A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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