Rumsey Playfield, 69th St, mid-park, Central Park
New York City, New York

The soulful voice of vocalist/ songwriter/ producer NDea Davenport first emerged in 1991 when she became the front woman for the Acid Jazz British funk band, The Brand New Heavies. Now as a solo artist Davenport creates fluid, funky, emotive and defiantly female music that hearkens back to the day when music wasnt lumped into preconceived, easy to digest categories. Selected by The New York Times Magazine as One of Thirty Artists Under the Age of Thirty Most Likely to Influence Culture Over the Next Thirty Years and featured on the cover of The Village Voice as one of Eight Writers on the Verge of Impacting The Literary Landscape...,? poet/performer Carl Hancock Rux mixes the disciplines of poetry, music, dance and theater, creating an art form all his own. Underground phenomenon Imani Uzuri presents her distinctive musical style of soulful electronica. Uzuri is a multifaceted vocalist who mixes ?nu? jazz, broken beat and drum ?n bass influences into what Time Out describes as a ?narcotic blend of ethereal sounds.?

Added by tylix on June 14, 2004

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