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Around BuffaLowe: A Day of D’Nur – Drea D’Nur CD Release Concert! – Buffalo [9.5.13]

I received word of this blessed event via Facebook invite, however I will be unable to attend.  That, however does not mean that you all back home in Buffalo can’t get a taste of this sweet treat that is coming to you live on September 5th!!!

Songstress Drea D’Nur is releasing her debut album, which was recorded in Germany over an extended amount of time within the past year or so, entitled Day of D’Nur.

Please help her commemorate this occasion by attending a souled-out show at the legendary Burchfield Penney Arts Center in Buffalo, NY.


When: Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Where: The Burchfield Penney Art Center | 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222

Time: Doors open at 6pm EST | Show Starts at 7pm!

Cost: Tickets are $25 and each event-goer receives a complimentary (FREE) hard copy of the debut album!!!

“Day of D’Nur”, also known as the Germany Project, will walk you through Drea’s journey to the Light. Accompanied by the renowned Trinity Band (RiShon Odell, Daniel “DP” Powell, Rod Bonner), Toney Rhodes and Michael DiSanto. Come and experience the abundance of Love and Light as Drea d’Nur bares her soul!

For Tickets: http://dayofdnur.eventbrite.com



Bentlee Gavin Wright – Dirty Laundry Cover [VIDEO]

New face to Flagrant City, Buffalo songbird (now in NYC) Bentlee Gavin Wright takes the controversial “Dirty Laundry” track by Kelly Rowland and gives it a twist.


In all honesty, I actually heard this cover, before hearing the original track by Kelly Rowland.  Needless to say, I could have done without hearing Kelly’s version, as I am a fan of how Bentlee took the track and literally owned it.

Bringing guitarist Ryan Horan along for the ride, check out how she showcases her sultry vocals in acoustic style below.

Visuals shot and edited by DJ Gus.

Akua Naru Teams Up With Drea d’Nur To Finish Drea’s Debut Album [Video]

 Their Story:

Akua Naru:

In February, it was an honor to have Drea come and rock with us on the album. Songs like “Walking The Block” would not have been as chilling and emotional without her beautiful piano lines and tear jerking vocal performance.  I have never worked with an artist more soulful and professional. People kept asking me when we will collaborate and make more music, and that’s where the idea for this project was born.

Drea D’Nur:

I was so honored to be able to not only go to Germany but to work with Akua. When she saw that i was able to come, she set up a studio session just for me to record my own songs, and two photo sessions. In just one day, with no rehearsals, i was able to teach her band, DIGFLO, a few original songs and we recorded them. We also learned and came up with music for a song that Akua wrote. After listening back, I realized that Akua had assisted me in the commencement of my own project. She had kind things to say about my voice. But her providing this opportunity for me said that she was more than a fan. She was a believer in my music, as I am in hers.

Akua Naru:

Since I had already had experience with co-executive producing my album “…The Journey Aflame” and more recently the soon to be released “Live & Aflame Sessions”. Drea and I had began discussing ways where we could connect and create  more music. Drea & I decided to work together to produce Drea D’Nur’s very first album, supported by live musicians here in Cologne, Germany. I am so excited to be apart of this process. The responses that we received from the okayplayer release of “Walking The Block” shows that people are ready to here socially conscious music created by female artists. I am honored to support Drea D’Nur’s desire to do just that.

Drea D’Nur:

It makes sense to finish what I started in Germany. With a fullband ready to work,  professional studio, and another producer to collab with, the finishing and releasing of my album is doable and reachable.


Follow: @drea_d_nur @akuanaru 

Vantage Vision Talks With the ‘Prince of Croon’ Michael Prince [Interview]

Buffalo’s talented songwriter/singer Michael Prince answers a few questions on the set of his latest video “I Need U.”

Michael Prince’s World Premiere for “I Need U” will be available 5/10/12 @ 7pm EXCLUSIVELY on Flagrant City!!!