Nappy Nina, Le'Asha Julius, Baghdad Brook

Shareef Keyes & The Groove: Kolurs Dance Party

Nappy Nina, Le'Asha Julius, Baghdad Brook

Thu · February 22, 2018

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Nappy Nina
Nappy Nina
"There’s a joke in Oakland that there’s a BART stop somewhere in Brooklyn; that much of a cultural exchange between either city. Both known for maintaining cultural diversity and artistic relevance in the face of rising gentrification, comparisons between the two cities are hard to avoid.

So is the seemingly fateful musical trajectory of Oakland-native-turned-Bushwick-resident, Nappy Nina. Raised the daughter of popular radio personality Greg Bridges in the nest of Oakland musicians, activists and culture makers defining the Bay Area scene of the 90s, Nina took the mic as a poet first before moving to Brooklyn five years ago to pursue music with fellow musicians Alfie Lenox, DJ Inward and Théo Mode. After a series of collaborative releases and residences at local Brooklyn venues, Nappy Nina has emerged on her own – first with the Naptime EP and now their latest, Extra Ordinary.

Featuring appearances and production from the likes of Stas THEE Boss of THEESatisfaction and Norvis Junior, the project highlights how Nappy Nina’s voice has evolved from the hyphy bounce and Yee! tendencies of Bay Area hip hop, to a project as diverse in sonic structure and cadence as it is in content matter and lyrical depth." - Amadeus Magazine
Le'asha Julius
Le'asha Julius
Le'Asha Julius was born in Washington DC. The first of 3 kids, she always seemed to be the center of attention. Le'Asha was destined for stardom. Spending most of her early teens playing basketball gratifyingly well, she decided, freshman year, to drop out of the high school Varsity team in order to fully pursue her education in the performing arts. From there, she went on to attend D.C's prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts where she majored in Acting. After graduating Le'Asha was happily accepted into the SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film where, in her spare time, she joined several bands and help create her newly emerging hip hop duo Quincy Vidal.
Upon college graduation, after self releasing Quincy Vidal's first album, Cookin' in Brooklyn, in 2010. Le'Asha and her partner CE followed up with albums Sentimental Moods (2012) and Utopia/LDZ (2014). Later, they teamed up with record label Styles Upon Styles and released their first widely distributed EP, Chi'ren (2016).

While easing off the Chi'ren high, Le'Asha has been endlessly working on a new solo work that is said to be released soon. A collection of music which, she says, will be somewhat of a surprise to those who have followed her sound since 2010. Catch Le'Asha live in NYC at any of her gigs for a chance to hear what she may be cooking up for her next project.
Baghdad Brook
Baghdad Brook
Brooklyn born and bred Emcee Baghdad Brook has truly proven himself to be a One of One, by challenging himself to be unique in everything he does. From his personal life, to his musical sound, stage presence, social media post and business accruement, he dares to stick to his guns and remain true to self, no matter the opposition or consequences.

Though he attended Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts, studying to become a theatre actor, he has been a student of music since he can remember. His driving influences in his own music are accredited to his exposure to greats like Carlos Santana, Notorious B.I.G, Erykah Badu, Nas, Jimi Hendrix, The Fugees, Michael Jackson, Johnny Guitar Watson, Outkast, NateDogg, TrackMasters, Prince, John Coltrane, The Beatles, Earth Wind and Fire and countless others.

Baghdad’s overall goal as an Emcee is to not only be respected and admired for his craft, but to inspire and create limitless opportunities for his peers and generations of old and to come. Being a father to a 3 year old boy, has changed his purpose and outlook on life, allowing him to realize that building an empire thru all his endeavors will teach his family how to be financially independent and to be an OWNER in this world, never letting go of love, compassion and humanity.

Baghdad Brook is an Astonishing Leader and True Pioneer on the rise and all he has is space, faith and opportunity. Since beginning his professional career Baghdad BrooK has participated, orchestrated and performed in an array of events from open mics to headlining at events like Paint & Poetry, Brooklyn Wildlife Street Festival, BK Block Party/Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert & endless others . He has graced the stages at venues like the House of Vans, Soul in the Horn/Subrosa, Nuyorican Poets Café, 3rd Eye(sol)ation Art Gallery, Mova Lounge DC, Secret Project Robot & the list goes on, as well as participating in many forms of charity and fund raising, for those less fortunate. Whether it is as a youth mentor, feeding the homeless or visiting retirement homes, there is no limit to what he has & will do for what he believes in.

In the year of 2018, Baghdad Brook has been working on his flagship EP “Prpl Elmnt: Let Not Your Heart BE Troubled” which will be the introduction of his own genre/sound of music he calls ELMNT MUSIC.

He will be dropping a few more visual projects in lieu of said project and also for the sake of creative release. As well continuing to manage and orchestrate special events, managing artists and comedians, raising his family and overall grinding his a** off to make it all happen. Always open to new endeavors and partnerships, monetizing his many abilities. Playing his part, conquering the task at hand and exceeding potential, creating amazing outcomes. Never forgetting there is a bigger picture at hand,

"Faith without works is dead, so if you believe in yourself and allow the God in you to manifest. Impossible will no longer be a word, but a joke." -Baghdad B.
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238