The Revolution Vol. 47: King Klavé, THE EITHER, and Aya Jack
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. 47, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists King Klavé, THE EITHER, and Aya Jack.
The Revolution is happy to offer complimentary kombucha and chocolate courtesy of GT Kombucha and Beyond Good Chocolate.
Amaury Acosta also known as King Klavé, is an experimental multi-genre composer, producer, and electronic musician from Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. He is the founder of Afro Cuban fusion group (U)nity. Amaury’s unique experience of growing up as a Cuban New Yorker has crafted his sonic experience to mold him. “I bring all of the influences I got growing up in New York.”
Amaury’s production style focuses on Soulful sounds in the vein of Jazz , Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Rock, and Electronica. In his solo project KING KLAVÉ he fuses these styles with Afro Cuban roots in a drum/dj setting. His Upcoming Ep “Osain” Features Bass Legend Pino Palladino, Vocalist J. Hoard, Multi instrumentalist Dj Harrison, Guitarist Marcus Machado, and Keyboardist Jake Sherman. Amaury is on a sonic quest to redefine what it means to be a modern day drummer.
THE EITHER, an electronica rock trio band, were formed in NYC in 2017 and the members consist of Zongli on vocals, Jiaju on Pipa, and Yang on Erhu. The band’s core principles are futurism, technology, and globalism, as the band believes in an androgynous world where cultures converge. Their musical style is unapologetic and distinct, blending rock, pop, and dance music. They are known as the one and the only artists for using electric traditional Chinese instruments.
They have released six singles and one mini-album, performed over New York’s notable venues like The Gramercy Theater, Irving Plaza, Bowery Electric, The Bitter End. For the recent three consecutive years, they’ve been invited to perform at New York fashion week. The band also actively cooperate with new media artists, fashion designers, and academics.
AYA JACK is a soulful warrior who sings about her transformation as a woman, once defined by her past pains, now using her voice and music to inspire growth, healing, love, and freedom. The meaning of AYA varies across the world. In Quechua, a native language of South America, AYA is defined as spirit and body. In Africa, AYA is a symbol for a fern which symbolizes endurance and resourcefulness. In old German it means Sword. Her given name is Jaclyn which means to protect- now transformed into JACK as an homage to her story— embracing the essence of humanity. She reveals some of her deepest vulnerabilities in her earliest works featured on her debut EP SHE WAITS. Self-produced and mixed by AYA JACK, she features prominent musicians and writers who have grown as artists in their own right. The title track, She Waits, was written by 3x Grammy Winning saxophonist, Tivon Pennicott. Aya Jack intends to release a new album in 2020.