The Apollo Theatre turns up the notch to create a music experience with a set-up like never before in its history. This past Friday, the Apollo Music Café series, showcased some of the best underground and emerging artists in today’s music scene kicks off with Joi’s Futuristic Throwbacks and Devon Lee.
“Atlanta’s underground queen Joi brought her weekly Saturday night set from historic Pal’s Lounge to the Apollo, breathing new life into standards. Joi and Hot Heavy & Bad partner, guitarist Devon Lee provided the dark, dripping-with-sensuality groove that gives a fresh, new vibe to the pioneer of ‘neol-soul,’” describes the Apollo at this debut event.
This Valentines Day Night, the music series presents Blitz The Ambassador with special guest Ivy J. The Apollo promises that this “genre-bending Ghanaian-American artist Blitz blends distinctly African sounds like highlife and Afrobeat with the boom-bap of classic hip hop, accompanied by the six-piece, brass-heavy band, Embassy Ensemble. Grammy Award-winning hip hop poet J. Ivy will appear as a special guest at this performance. “
Blitz the Ambassador, with the Embassy Ensemble and special guest J. Ivy
Monday February 14, doors 9 p.m./show 10 p.m.
For more information visit: www.apollotheater.org/programs/music-cafe
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