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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. 

#AroundBuffaLowe: Drea D’Nur – Spirit of Nina [FEB 24]

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Visual Artists. Jewelers. Sculptors. Illustrators. Now is your chance to showcase your talent. Drea Dnur is looking for new and possibly undiscovered artists to showcase their skills for the Spirit of Nina Art Exhibition at Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York. Don’t waste time doubting yourself and miss this opportunity. Show the world what you have to offer and make a change for the better. Let your creativity flow! Want in? E-mail Drea at DreaDnur@me.com for more information. And may the odds ever be in your favor.

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Join Drea D’Nur in celebrating Nina’s Birthday 2 days before the Kleinhans Show! She will have a special 1-day exhibit and Drea will be screening ‘The Spirit of Nina In Buffalo’ Mini-Documentary as well!  FREE and open to the public! Special thanks to Burchfield Penney Art Center and Buff State’s EOP for sponsoring this celebration!

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We Stole The Show – Arrested [Video]

Finally, it’s here, the “Arrested” video by We Stole the Show!   We originally premiered this charged up track earlier this year back in April on FlagrantCity.com.  Now the gents of WSTS, Rhys and Grand Phee is rounding out 2016 with the accompanying visual for the powerful track.

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We Stole the Show says thanks to all the artists that came out and made time to be apart of the video and to everyone who came to see the premiere at Dreamland last Sunday in Buffalo.  In the words of Rhyson Hall, “This is a fun song and a real song, and another reason to continue to build community with each other. Love ya’ll, peace.”

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Drea D’Nur – The Nur EP

New music release entitled “The Nur EP” and accompanying new visual release of the lead single “Break Me Down,” by Drea D’Nur is FINALLY here!

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The album is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play and on her official website www.OfficialDreaDnur.com!

‘Don’t Know Why’ was released as a lead single from The Nur EP.

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Please watch Drea D’Nur Live on AM Buffalo WKBW CHANNEL 7 ABC! 

RELATED: AROUND BUFFALOWE: NEO-SOUL TUESDAYS HOSTED BY VERSE WITH FEATURED VOCALIST DREA D’NUR! [10.20.15]

ALSO:  AROUND BUFFALOWE – VIBE FEST FEATURING DREA D’NUR, TRUEY , TONEY RHODES AND MORE! – BUFFALO [7.18.15]

Around BuffaLowe: Neo-Soul Tuesdays Hosted by VERSE with Featured Vocalist Drea D’Nur! [10.20.15]

With all the buzz surrounding her new release of The Nur EP, please be sure to come out and support Drea performing LIVE with VERSE for Neo-Soul Tuesdays at DBGBs in Buffalo tonight, October 20th!

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Preview Drea’s  ‘Don’t Know Why’ track, taken from the upcoming EP release The Nur EP.

Enjoy FREE DOWNLOAD by clicking the BUY button on Soundcloud.

More information on Drea Dnur:
www.officialdreadnur.com
www.facebook.com/DreaDNur
twitter.com/drea_dnur

Drea D’Nur – Break Me Down [Trailer]

At her performance last Sunday, September 27th, 2015 in Buffalo, NY, Neo-Soul singer Drea D’Nur premiered a 1-minute trailer of her new visual to accompany her track “Break Me Down,” which will be released officially on October 23rd, 2015.   

According to Drea “This video (directed by Wale of Odua Productions) highlights the Spirit of Resilience of our people as personified through powerful dance and rebelling some of the most heartbreaking stories of this past year.”

Photo courtesy of Nathyia Jackson
Drea singing at the Tralf 9/27/15. Photo courtesy of Nathyia Jackson

Watch the trailer below and check out Drea performing later this month in Buffalo, alongside VERSE for their Neo-Soul Tuesdays at DBGB’s on October 20th!

Visit: http://www.officialdreadnur.com

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Around BuffaLowe – Vibe Fest featuring Drea D’Nur, Truey , Toney Rhodes and more! – Buffalo [7.18.15]

Check out some of Flagrant City’s favorite artists at VIBE FEST this Saturday 7/18/15 in my hometown of Buffalo, NY!!! 

When: Saturday, July 18th, 2015 • 2-10pm EST

Where: Buffalo Riverworks • 359 Ganson St.

Performing: Drea D’Nur, Hayden Fogle, DJ Crespo w/ Death Clinic, Toney Rhodes, Maestroriko x Truey V & more!

Purchase tickets here: http://www.VibeWith.us