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Around BuffaLowe: Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival [8.25.19]

2 WEEKS AWAY FROM THE BEAU FLEUVE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL AT SILO CITY!

Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival will host its 3rd Annual festival this summer on Sunday August 25th, 2019 entitled “The Ultimate Sunday Funday” at Silo City. Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival was created to celebrate the rich history of Buffalo’s arts scene and illuminate the resurgence of all forms of music , art , media and culture that resonates in and from Buffalo & WNY for one day only. Festival goers will experience a true multi-cultural experience serving as a melting pot of music, arts and culture.

This Year’s Festival will include attractions will include 3 performance stages of 30+ performers, Art Installations , Culture Exhibits , Fan Favorite Silent disco, Next Generation Festival of the Youth Stage Street-Art, Beer-Wine Garden , Food Trucks , Vendors Village , Attractions, Live to Air Podcast , Family Fun zone &more!

Festival Goers will be able to enjoy all mediums of art and music from Blues, Hip Hop, Rock, Country, Brass, Indie, EDM, R&B, Gospel, Soul, Trap and more. Some of this year’s performers consist of Headliner ZURI APPLEBY (Touring Bassist) who is currently on tour with National Recording Artist YUNA, CURTIS LOVELL (Neo Soul), MILLER & THE OTHER SINNERS (country), THE MOLICE (alternative), FLUSE (alternative) UNIVERSAL PHUNK (band) , FREAK THE MIGHTY (Trap) , HEATHER RUSSELL (Canadian R&B) , LOVE THE GENIUS (Hip Hop) and more.

Few new additions will be the “Next Generation Festival of the Youth Stage that will highlight youth musicians, poets, artist and entrepreneurs under 18. Ticket prices for all ages starting at General Admission tickets $10 also with a new group pack called “The Herd” that is buy 3 , get 1 Ticket Free. Sunday Funday Activities, attractions and games.

Beau Fleuve Music & Arts has been hitting the ground running in 2019 from hosting monthly events “Arts x Beats” Concert & Art Series to launching its Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Foundation , Sneaker Ball and recent announcement of development plans for the Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Center.

Also, special tees are available for purchase with a general admission ticket for $30.00!!!

No stranger to Flagrant City, my longtime childhood friend and current homegirl, Zuri Appleby (Bassist) born and raised in our hometown of Buffalo, NY is set to headline and close out the 3rd Annual Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival!!! Zuri, who moved over here to LA a few years back has been on tour with renowned National Acts such as Nick Jonas, Party Next Door, Brent Faiyaz, Duckwrth and NOMBE.

Photo of Zuri Appleby by BuffaLowe for Rhonda Jane

Zuri a renowned musician in the WNY area and comes from music family with her mother and Buffalo Public School Music teacher Linda Appleby and Father Rodney Appleby who also is a musician. Z, who just finished an International Tour with Yuna has been announced to close out this year’s Ultimate Sunday Funday Festival at Silo City.

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WHAT: 3rd Annual Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival

WHEN: Sunday August 25th, 2019 – “Ultimate Sunday Funday”

WHERE: Silo City

Tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/beaufleuvemusicarts/275776

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Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival Review 

The inaugural Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival kicked off its event with an amazing blues performance by Zuri Appleby, best known for playing with Nick Jonas as his bassist and closed with the anticipated performance of Venzella Joy, best known for playing with Beyoncé as her drummer. These famous Buffalo natives performances got the crowds excited and secured the heightened energy throughout the Festival. 

Beau Fleuve was held at the Buffalo Riverworks, a new and unique venue for an festival that was quiet the same.Upon entrance to the venue, there was a restaurant and bar with a large open space that would be used as an Exhibit Room featuring art exhibits, fashion art, speaker series and vendors. 

Along the back wall there was an entry way down to an arena that offered space to two main stages ,the river stage, more vendors and a stair case that lead to the silent disco located on a stage above the middle of the two main stages. 

On these three stages every art form imaginable was on display: all genres of music from country,Hip Hop, R&B, Neo Soul, Jazz, Indie and more, dance, spoken word, and live performances by painters & barbers. 

Amidst all this talent performers often found themselves competing with each other for space to be heard by their audiences. The amount of talent showcased at this event was astonishing and at time confusing.

 From the festival goers I had the pleasure of speaking with they all wished there was an event program given upon entry detailing the time/location of each performance to ensure they didn’t miss certain sets, but were also optimistic that by next year’s festival these minors kinks would be worked out.

Some of the highlights of the night were the Neo -Soul performances from Drea D’Nor and Lindsay Niccs that drew some of the largest crowds. We Stole the Show and The Pit Dance Crew raised the energy of the crowd as they interacted with festival goers within their sets. But above all, it can be agreed upon that the Silent disco was a definite favorite. 

Upon arrival to the silent disco stage each person is given special headphones that can switch from the three different dj’s mixing on the stage in front of them, these headphones would light up the color of whatever station they were currently listening to. The liveliest time of this was during Truey V’s set where crowds swarmed in circles dancing out to current and classic popular music as well as tunes from Buffalo’s own underground scene.


My personal favorites of the festival were the youth performances, the food, and the overall vibe of the festival. 

The multitalented set performed by the students from Buffalo Center of Arts and Technology was both beautiful and refreshing to see the amount of talent these youth possessed, what they were capable of when given creative freedom and a platform to showcase it. The indoor restaurant offered a delicious twist to the traditional Buffalo Chicken Wings with their Duck Wings rendition, which is meatier than their fellow feathered friends but with all the great flavors of a buffalo wing ! 

Festival goers were all in high spirits and friendly creating a welcoming family friendly environment. There was a strong sense of community among the artist that were mostly all Buffalo natives, their support of each other’s crafts extended beyond their performances, but also to their growth and accomplishments. 

I can go on about the wonderful experience I had at this Festival, it was truly a unique celebration. A celebration of a new Buffalo were artists are given not just space to showcase their craft and perform but a community that fully supports them.  

I look forward to attending next year’s festival and hopefully seeing the work of many other artists from the Buffalo & Western New York area. 

@highendjunkie x Lit Pit Presents The SUPER FUN Day! – Chicago [MAR 5] @lucidrebellion

Come out this Sunday, March 5th, 2017 and get super lit with High End Junkie and the Lit Pit!!! Lucid Rebellion will be in attendance with some dope accessories for the ladies and fellas!

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#AroundBuffaLowe: Vibrations Music Festival & Conference 2017 [JAN 12-15]

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Hey Buffalo Natives! If you’re in the area, and even if you’re not, be sure to check out the Vibrations Music Festival & Conference starting Thursday, January 12, 2017. Tickets are available for the whole weekend, but you can also purchase a single day if you can’t make all four. The lineup is lit with We the Culture’s set the second day and that’s only the beginning for what’s in store. Tickets start at $10! And I would hurry because time is almost up! Not convinced? Check out their website to see what previous festivals have looked like and some of the familiar names showing out this year!

And don’t miss Maya by Name as she debuts her NEW! EP Next Verse available on Apple Music

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This Boss Lady will have you ready to take on the world! Don’t miss her performance on January 13.  Show starts at 4pm!

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Around BuffaLowe: THE PUBLIC presents the Buffalo Cultural Showcase Buffalo Ironworks [6.10.16]

FlagrantCity.com and BuffaLowe PR are sponsoring this AWESOME event being held at Buffalo Ironworks presented by The Public!!!!! Pick up your copy of the paper today #AroundBuffaLowe and come out THIS Friday 6/10 and network with Buffalo’s talented creatives in music, fashion, art & food!!! 💸 $6 admission gets you in!!!

RSVP: BUFFALO CULTURAL SHOWCASE

Fun eats will be provided by Gourm-Asian Food Truck!

 

Come shop in style with Acid Cupcakes!

 

 

Simone Alexis of Acid Cupcakes will be holding a mini-pop up shop! Stop bys to come out & shop some unique vintage pieces from Acidcupcakes.com !!!!
Nataka Morris of Juug Talk plan to host separate segments. For example, she’ll be doing the fashion portion, and if I were home, she would be interviewing people like myself, about what their brand means to them and how they got started. Another Juug Talk host will be doing a food portion, another will be doing a music portion, and another will be doing art!  Nataka says “We plan on getting everyone involved in our show including attendees and all of those who are a part of the show. We want to leave with everyone knowing exactly who we are and what we do. Our biggest goal is to bring Buffalo’s talent to life. I’m positive that we can all agree that is what we want people to know the most about us. It does not matter to us what your talent is. We want everyone to know that we support them. We also aim to keep our listeners in the loop about what is going on in the world when it comes to entertainment and everything else. We want to put our city on the map. I personally love our city with everything I have. It’s a beautiful place and it made me into the person I am today. I want to share that with everyone!”

FRIDAY IS GONNA BE AWESOME, SHOP BUFFALOWE.US AND SAVE!

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DJ Tiger presents The Shandy Tape [MIXTAPE]

So, if you’ve got West Indian Roots, like myself and DJ Tiger (Trinidadian/Grenadian and Jamaican/Panamanian respectively), then you know what time it is.  ITS CARNIVALLLLLLLLLL!!!!

Caribana, North America’s largest carnival-themed fest, took place in Toronto this past July and wrapped up the grand finale weekend at the top of August.  Due to us touring with Deuce Ellis, on the Spread The World Tour, we were unable to make the street party.

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WTF is Shandy you ask? Well allow me to explain, shandy (shandygaff) is beer, mixed with a soft drink (soda/pop), carbonated lemonade, ginger beer, ginger ale, or apple juice.  West Indian mix usually include beer + ginger ale or sorrel. So what Tiger is telling you to do is get faded, and dance and boogie with this new mix.

So it’s still carnival season across the world and for all those planning to be out on Eastern Parkway Labor Day weekend in Brookyln, NYC here’s The Shandy Tape from DJ Tiger to get you ready for all the action from Friday to Monday with a little J’ouvert on Church Ave in between. 59 tracks in a little over an hour of pure soca and dancehall chuuunes with a lil something for all my Africans out there to skank with.  MODDDDDDDDDD!

Tracklisting:
1. Super Blue – Fantastic Friday
2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis vs. Major Lazer – Can’t Hold Us feat. Swappi & 1st Klase
3. Skinny Fabolous – Monster
4. Skinny Fabolous & Machel Montano – Monstrosity
5. Machel Montano – Float
6. Stylo G – Soundbwoy (Di Genius Remix)
7. Mavado – This Morning
8. Konshens – So Mi Tan
9. Popcaan – Unruly Rave
10. Popcaan – Party Non Stop
11. Konshens – Fuck Regular
12. Aidonia – Jook So
13. Konshens On Your Face
14. Voicemail – Wild Bubble
15. Aidonia – Pon Di Cocky
16. Aidonia – Bruki
17. Major Lazer – Watch Out For This (Bumaye)
18. Kess – Thief A Wine
19. Iwer George – Bubble
20. Mr. Vegas – Party Tun Up
21. RDX – Ride It
22. Ciara – Body Party (Tiger’s Refix)
23. Fuse ODG – Antenna
24. P-Square – Alingo
25. Atumpan – The Thing
26. Bunji Garlin – Differentology (Major Lazer Remix)
27. RDX – Jump (The Heatwave Refix)
28. RDX – Broad Out
29. RDX – Kotch
30. Mavado – Tek Weh Yu Gal
31. Sean Paul & Beenie Man – Greatest Gallis
32. Ward 21 – Then N Now
33. Elephant Man – Yardman Rep
34. Wayne Wonder – Want It
35. Cham – Stripper Pose
36. Leftside – Bubble
37. Konshens – Jiggle
38. Konshens – Dah Whine Deh
39. Beyonce – Standing On The Sun Remix feat. Mr. Vegas
40. Mr. Vegas – Freaks
41. Konshens – Walk N Wine
42. Charly Blacks – Whine and Kotch feat. J Capri
43. Konshens – Pull Up To Mi Bumper feat. J Capri
44. Vybz Kartel – R U Ready
45. Konshens – Stop SIGN
46. Konshens – From You See Me
47. Mavado – Box Of Money
48. Konshens – Do Summ
49. Popcaan – Wine And Stop
50. Mavado – Bruckout
51. Vybz Kartel – Georgina
52. Vybz Kartel – Business
53. Vybz Kartel & Richie Spice – Weed Smokers (The Heatwave Refix)
54. Mavado – Agony
55. Macka Diamond – Dye Dye
56. Vybz Kartel – Ever Blessed
57. Miguel – Adorn Remix feat. Konshens
58. Mavado – Weed And Hennessy

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Loweso Says: Vote for @DeuceEllis in @Afropunk’s Battle of the Bands 2013! [SHOWCASE]

Vote for Deuce Ellis in Afropunk’s Battle of the Bands 2013!

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Also stay tuned for the follow up to the hit single “Stocky” off the highly anticipated album Spread called “Color The Walls.”

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Check out the video, if you haven’t already, Deuce Ellis’ video Stocky. 36,000+ views and counting!