Saint Heron & Prospect 3 Present “Amen Amen! The 17 Wards of Wonder”
Saint Heron and Prospect 3 — the largest U.S. biennial of international contemporary art — present “Amen! Amen! The 17 Wards Of Wonder,” a three-part event of multidisciplinary cultural and art experiences throughout the city of New Orleans, celebrating the city’s unique regional history in music, art and culture.
The day will begin with a special ride titled “Bounce Baby Bounce,” a Nola style bus custom designed by collaborator Rashaad Newsome featuring a live performance by local talent Christian Scott with our host Katey Red. The bus will then transport guests for a “Wine and Grind,” a five-course dinner courtesy of Dinner Lab, featuring a live performance by SZA. The night will then close with “Ball Out Beaucoup,” a warehouse party featuring art installations from Rashaad Newsome, Hisham Bharooca and Tameka Norris, a special live performance from Kelis and a DJ set by Mannie Fresh.
The event goes down Sunday, October 26th. To purchase tickets and more information, visit 17wards.com.
Solange to Guest DJ Essence Day Party
Come celebrate the 4th of July with Solange this Friday at the House of Blues New Orleans, “Hot Right Now” ESSENCE Day Party from 1-5pm. Solange will be spinning in the Parish Room at 2pm followed by Biz Markie hitting the 1’s and 2’s in the Main Room.
As space is limited and subject to first come first serve, Saint Heron has reserved a special number of tickets just for Solange’s fans! Don’t sleep on this and make sure to arrive early! They will go fast. Click here to buy now.
See you there!
Solange Performs at Jazz Fest in New Orleans
Last Thursday, Solange graced the Congo Square stage at Jazzfest in New Orleans with enormous, dazzling energy. Her performance featured songs from her True EP, as well as all time Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams favorites, “I Decided” and “Tony.” The atmosphere was relaxed but expressive, as Solange added to the ambiance with her diva-esque dance moves that swayed the crowd. Fantastically dressed in an orange top, bubble-gum pink shorts, and patent pink heels, she reflected the vibrant and care free environment of the audience and entire festival.
The performance set also had room for a heart warming sentiment from the singer. Solange expressed how her Louisiana family roots compelled her to come “home,” as she moved to New Orleans to work on her forthcoming studio album. The crowd mostly comprised of Nola natives welcomed her with open arms and applauded her into the following song.
A passing spectator asked, “Who’s this performing?,” as she couldn’t help but to stop dance and sing along. Another women declared “I love her!” right before rushing to catch the last few minutes of the zydeco set near by.
Over all, Solange gave an entertaining and intimate set on a bright sunny day in New Orleans. Check out some photos via neworleansgrown.com
Saint Heron & PUMA Present SXSW Showcase
Saint Heron and PUMA are proud to present our official SXSW showcase, Light One Up! Join us this Friday (March 14) at Cheer Up Charlies in Austin, Texas to witness Kelela, Moses Sumney, BC Kingdom, Petite Noir and Iman Omari take the stage. The event will also feature a special performance from Tweet, who shall grace us with Southern Hummingbird-featured singles “Opps (Oh My),” “Call Me” and more. Solange will hold down hosting duties and tunes will be provided by DJ Kindness.
SXSW badges will have express entry, but we’ve opened a special limited amount of guest spots for non-badge holders. RSVP now for your chance to attend. Must be 21+ to enter.
Spotlight On The Featured 1MSQFT Contributors
Brimming with excitement as the debut of the Saint Heron and Microsoft 2,346 1MSQFT collaboration nears, we here at Saint Heron wanted to highlight the innovators who brought this vision to life. From singers to visual artists; from L.A. to Brooklyn, each creative brings a distinct spirit and brand to this cultural initiative to forge a cohesive and innovative statement about the state of modern R&B. Read below to find out more before Wednesday’s big reveal….
Once purported as the “make-out album of the year”, Kelela’s LP, “Cut 4 Me,” which debuted to rousing success last fall, is a sweeping, contemplative, sensual undertaking. With her absorbing vocals—each coo she releases reminiscent of Aaliyah and each belt delivered akin to SWV’s Coko—set against the moody, futuristic production from Fade to Mind/Night Slugs crew, the listener sinks quickly into Kelela’s work and eagerly responds to the singer’s innovative mash-up of the R&B sound. It is this same spirit Kelela infused into her Saint Heron compilation contributions, “Bankhead” and “Go All Night”, and will surely employ to amplify the evening’s collaborative live performance with “one man soul orchestra”, Moses Sumney.
Celebrated as the “one man soul orchestra”, Moses Sumney has conceived a sound befittingly his own diverting the burden of comparison. Performing with a nearly ventriloquist flair, Sumney contorts his voice masterfully to create a layered sound of overlapping vocal melodies and harmonies. Fulfilling his epithet, Sumney brings to life warm yet unrefined melodies and harmonies married to a voice deeply rooted in the spirit of soul and folk music. Exemplified in his production, “Replaceable”, his unapologetically candor filled lyrics stratify fearless loops. Together they piece together a contemporary composition of heartbreak accentuated by charming falsettos and a buoyant tempo. He pulls the listener in with curiosity. He holds them with effortlessly emotive content. The self-taught musician has warranted the backing of Questlove and KING to name a few. In his first ever New York performance, accompanied by Kelela, he undoubtedly will amass a unique following.
Moving seamlessly between artistic mediums, Terence Nance has mastered the rendering of visual, performance and musical art into his own nostalgically tattered notebook full of stop motion fantasies, vibrantly colored vulnerability and cinematic creativity that transforms his moving pieces into authentic and relatable narratives – pregnant with introspect and void of subterfuges. His first feature film, AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY,does just that, becoming the quintessential story of boy meets girl in contemporary society. The film has garnered Terence recognition from Filmmaker Magazine, where he was selected as one of the 25 new faces of independent film.His addition to 1MSQFT is sure to heighten the multi-interactive space Saint Heron aims to create for a culturally progressive global audience.
A polymath of a creative, Hisham Bharoocha’s talents stretch from the canvas to the mic. Moonlighting as both a musical performer in bands such as Lightning Bolt, Black Dice, and his current solo project, Soft Circle, while producing his signature kaleidoscopic collage pieces that focus on the cognitive response to imagery, the artist always brings a vibrancy and surrealist tinge to his work. You’ll be able to identify this striking trademark in the very visuals that accompany the evening’s R&B karaoke. As you sing along to classic hits, Hisham’s dizzying and eye-popping artwork will serve as the perfect backdrop to your turn as a R&B crooner, and envelop you fully into the experience.
Event: Saint Heron & Microsoft Presents 2,346 of 1MSQFT of Culture
Saint Heron and Microsoft are delighted to present 2,436 of 1 Million Square Feet of Culture initiative for this year’s New York Fashion Week. Curated by Solange Knowles and the Saint Heron editorial team, the interactive space is a nod to the opulent edge of R&B, with each surface decked and draped in gold-chained links, and Dancehall-styled stacked speakers looming large throughout.
The night will also feature R&B-styled karaoke and the vivid artwork of Soft Circle’s Hisham Bharoocha and Terence Nance. Genre-defying artists Moses Sumney and “Go All Night” singer Kelela will also conjoin forces for an organic live performance, with DJ Lindsey and Kitty Cash spinning tunes throughout the evening.
For more information, visit 1MSQFT.com