The Revolution Vol. 34: Salomon Faye, Melissa McMillan, & Zoo Berries
9:30pm doors • 10pm show
Much of the charm of a place like Brooklyn comes from discovering what secret events hide inside seemingly mundane brick buildings with colorful street art plastered on their walls. Wandering the streets of Brooklyn’s culturally booming neighborhoods you may ask yourself, “What exclusive functions could I attend if I were lucky enough to be in-the-know?” -Soundigest
THE REVOLUTION is a performance series highlighting Brooklyn & Harlem based artists + musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre.
This local musical movement empowers community, change, and activism through performance and unity amongst the arts. Once a month, three different artists showcasing three different genres have a chance to spread love, light, and awareness through their music and their stories. This series supports revolutionary artistry and how important music is to healing, in all aspects of life.
As a part of VOL. 34, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists:
Salomon Faye, Melissa McMillan, & Zoo Berries
With a bass player at the driver’s seat, New York City based band Zoo Berries cruises with ease through the groove, paying tribute to vintage RnB and Soul with daring solos and a pinch of millennial lyricism. Zoo Berries’ debut release – EP1 strikes a fine balance between contemporary loop based grooves and intricate long form songs while bringing in the livelihood and dynamic of improvisation.
As a songwriter, arranger, and bandleader, Melissa released her debut album in 2015. With the help of her accomplished band, the EP explores a multitude of genres, blending jazz, R&B, and pop, all while emphasizing rich harmonic landscapes and warm, layered vocals. Since it’s release, Melissa has toured with her band throughout the US and Canada. Besides her own project, Melissa is also the featured vocalist from The Jelly houseband, a monthly Brooklyn-based jam session and a proud member of the Resistance Revival Chorus, a chorus of over 60 women who come together to sing protest songs in the spirit of collective joy and resistance.
Salomon Faye (pronounced “Phi”) born in Paris and raised in Harlem has been making music professionally since the age of 15. Sanctified as one of the most skillful lyricists in the NYC area, Faye’s “rhymes seem to flow forth as naturally as his next breath”. Already wooing fans across the globe (think London, France, South Africa) Salomon is poised to break international and generational barriers in independent rap and RnB. His music — booming, progressive, tinged with themes of existentialism and mysticism, pendulum swings back and forth between brazen impulsiveness and articulate composure.
Building upon last years release his King Salomon EP (featuring artists like J. Cole and Eryn Allen Kane), Salomon is poised to release the visuals for New York coming-of age single “25” on August 16th. September bears his next cohesive release: a collection of 5 unique songs, titled Her Name, rapped, sung, and crafted for women. Each song inspired by a different woman, ranging in subject matter from the nebulous boundaries of friendship, sex, indecision, and pure devotion.