The Revolution Vol. 42: Niya Levon, Liberation Era, & Ryan Egan
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. 42, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists Niya Levon, Liberation Era, & Ryan Egan
A self described 90s baby, Niya Levon was born and raised in the DC/Mary-land/ Virginia area. She comes from a musical family who introduced her to many genres from a young age. Levon’s influences include Luther Vandross, Lady Gaga, Prince, Lisa Fischer, Alex Lacamoire, Brandy and Justin Timberlake among many others.
Levon is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and a proud alumnus of Duke Ellington School of the Arts. She has performed with some of the greatest names in pop music including Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, John Legend, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, Mark Ronson and Lauren Hill. As a member of the Ellington Showchoir, Levon performed numerous times for President Barrack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden.
While attending Berklee, Levon worked alongside The Mamas, backing vocalists for pop superstar Beyoncé. Levon currently sings with powerhouse artist YEBBA and in 2015 she proudly launched her own company, Real Entertainment Industries. REI is a nonprofit talent agency partnered with arts education programming, founded on two core principles: fully cultivating the artist and establishing a company where artists can profit and thrive through means of their talent. It is her goal to expand the REI network and craft it into a prolific agency of eclectic artists.
Niya Levon’s single, “Black Girl Magic,” is streaming on all platforms and her new single Sweet Victories is now available on SoundCloud.”
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Jenn Mahoney got her musical start in church and school music classes. She picked up her first guitar at fifteen and performed her first original song a year later. Jenn’s style is a mix of Acoustic Soul, R&B, Folk, Alternative, and Soul. She draws inspiration from a variety of artists and genres (including Lauryn Hill, Emily King, Miguel, James Taylor, and India Arie), and her style has been described as quiet, emotional, and honest.
From Clinton, SC, Kyle Shedrick’s first introduction to music was through church and singing in his college choir. Kyle’s sound is R&B, Gospel, Folk, and Jazz–attributing his musical influences to artists such as Stevie Wonder, Lalah Hathaway, Ella Fitzgerald, Bilal, James Taylor and James Fauntleroy. Kyle has independently released two EPs and is a 2016 nominee of the Hollywood Music in Media Awards.
In response to the recent swelling of social and civic injustices and subsequent desensitization towards them, Jenn and Kyle formed Liberation Era. A mixture of soul, folk, and r&b, the duo uses their unique voices through storytelling, to illuminate the interconnectedness of our humanity. Currently, they are writing and recording the Liberation Era EP.
Ryan Egan is a singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist living in NYC. With the release of his EPs Fever & Bloom and Postures, and a slew of recent singles, Ryan has received high praise from outlets like Noisey, Billboard, and DIY as well as substantial support from Spotify playlists like New Music Friday, Fresh Finds and Apple’s Beats 1.