The Revolution Vol. 46: donSmith, Alita Moses, and OJ in the Yams
7pm doors • 8pm 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. 46, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists donSmith, Alita Moses, and OJ in the Yams.
The Revolution is happy to offer complimentary kombucha and chocolate courtesy of GT Kombucha and Beyond Good Chocolate.
OJ in The Yams formed together in the winter of 2016. Based out of Brooklyn NY, their compositions reflect an ode to the hip hop, jazz, and classical music. Influences range from to Chris Dave, to Little Dragon, & Chance The Rapper.
The group is currently focusing on creating their first studio album in Philly, building one of a kind arrangements and original tunes. Marinated and filled with relatable experiences, served with head nodding grooves and sweet vibes, this project has been long anticipated by the masses and will be ready to be served on a set table soon!
Only 26, donSMITH is emerging as one of Harlem’s most prolific and honest storytellers. Born in Colorado, raised in NY, donSMITH has been playing several instruments, producing and writing rhymes since the age of 9, eventually becoming a full-time musician. Sharing stages with other swiftly penned artists like Joey Purp, Webster X and Rory donSMITH’s sound is raw, progressive, and heavily dowsed in New York influence.
In 2018, donSMITH released his debut EP, “Who is donSMITH: VOL II”, featuring Chuck Strangers produced “Penfield”, eventually launching his first headlining mini-tour alongside many upcoming emcees from all five boroughs. donSMITH is poised to release his latest Zoomo produced EP early 2020.
Alita Moses is a CT-born, Philadelphia-brewed vocalist taking the New York City music scene by storm. At 25-years-old, she has earned a BM in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of the Arts, won the 2014 Shure Montreux Jazz Vocal Competition, and performed with the likes of Shawn Mendes, Vic Mensa, John Splithoff, Al Jarreau, Patti Austin, The Philadelphia Pops Orchestra, and many more solo artists and groups. Alita’s talents have taken her all over the world, both as a performer and a teaching artist, namely throughout Europe and Mexico, and she will be embarking on a European tour this coming spring with her own self-titled project. Alita has been astounding audiences since middle school and continues to do so with a grace and musical maturity beyond her years, establishing herself as the next up-and-coming artist to watch.