AFROPUNK Brooklyn Battle of the Bands
Amalia has one of those voices you just don't forget. Whether you hear her on the radio or in concert, her distinctive tone and spellbinding style stay with you. She's irresistible and certain to usher in her own trend - a female Passenger meets Pharell Williams meet Corrine Bailey Rae.
Amalia is from Anguilla in the Caribbean. She's an island girl who didn't swim, a tomboy who lived to climb white cedar trees. She woke naturally with the rooster's sound, roaming through farmland and forests, singing as she gathered her own lemongrass leaves for bush tea.
An accomplished dancer, Amalia traveled throughout the islands performing spiritual dance. She's a wild child who was a good girl and this combination of strength and tenderness comes out in her songs.
Amalia is from Anguilla in the Caribbean. After coming to college in New York, she immediately focused exclusively on her music - busking daily in New York City's subways with other musicians. For now, this is where Amalia has set up her rehearsal space. At night, she plays out in New York, on stages such as The Blue Note, The Soho House in West Hollywood, US Open, The Bitter End, Live From Oz at The Hudson Hotel, Rockwood Music Hall and more.
Amalia’s refreshing, organic quality drew Los Angeles based producer/ songwriter Jamie Houston’s attention. (Steven Tyler, Carlos Santana, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Macy Grey, Kid Rock) He felt compelled to produce and write with her and the results are magical.
Growing up absorbing the greats such as Al Green, Billie Holiday, and Bill Withers paid off in Amalia's songwriting. Her evocative, confessional, pop-soul sensibilities have resulted in songs that are radio-ready and totally of the moment.
Like the black and blue-grey feather of Anguilla's native turtle dove, Amalia is light as air, full of promise and hope. She's ready to float out into the universe and captivate.
Tang Sauce was recently mentioned as a torch bearer for the direction that hip hop is going by Abiodun of the legendary Last Poets.
Tang was born and raised in Hartford, CT and the Greater Hartford area. He has been involved in the Hartford arts scene for years involved in productions like The Wiz, A Raisin In The Sun, and Night Fall. He has hosted the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival, has his own pandora.comstation, and has been featured on the cover of Connecticut newspaper CTNOW. Tang brings an old school Hip-Hop flow with a new school perspective, with which he spreads peace, love, and positivity.
Focused music wrapped up in a party mentality. From Tampa, FL, these six minds meld together to create a head bobbing, body moving interactive experience for all who are involved during the live shows.
Along with their debut album "Galaxy Dust,” Bangarang is blazing a trail from Florida to the rest of the world connecting with their largest crowds at Okeechobee Music Festival 2016 and Gasparilla Music Festival 2017. With empowering, well-written, and catchy lyrics supported by rhythms and melodies so diverse, you either want to break dance or zone out at the stars, sometimes at the same time. At the same damn time!
These guys bring joy and genius to their craft. Life is short, you've got to live it, and they sure do. Bangarang knows how to have a good time. Alex, Arsenio, Devon, Senyo, Tyson, and Wes Wes Ya'll make up this artful collective.