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Antibalas, Pegasus Warning & Zongo Junction at Music Frees All Fest

Music Frees All Festival Featuring Antibalas, Pegasus Warning & Zongo Junction


The Music Frees All Festival is back celebrating its third year of groovemaking. Okayafrica favorites Antibalas, Pegasus Warning and Zongo Junction are all set to appear at this year's festival, which will take place July 19th-21st at Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bell House, and NY Hostelling International. The weekend will raise money for the Scotty Hard Trust to continue supporting legendary Brooklyn-based producer Scott Harding, who was paralyzed in a 2008 car accident.

Friday 7/19

6:30pm

Bowery Electric

327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

Chicha Libre - Mokaad - La Mecanica Popular - Smoota - BAM - Nikhil P Yerawadekar + Low Mentality - Peoples Champs - The Bailen Brothers

11pm

Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2)

196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

EMEFE - Cuddle Magic

Saturday 7/20

7pm

The Bell House

149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Antibalas - The Stepkids - DJ Prince Paul - Pegasus Warning

Sunday 7/21

1pm

Hostelling International NY

891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

No Mirrors Orchestra (20-piece afro-rock exploration) - Zongo Junction - Xenia Rubinos - Super Hi-Fi - Karikatura - Gabriel Garzon-Montano - Nickel and Dime OPS - The EMEFE Horns

+ BBQ, Beer Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, Live Art, Tap Dancing, Tabla Lessons, Circus Performers and more.

Buy your weekend festival pass here and RSVP to the facebook invite.

Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

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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