The Clive Davis School of Recorded Music of Tisch at NYU partnered with the IASMP-US Confernece and the EMP museum to put on the twelfth “Pop Conference Sounds of the City” I went to the opening day ‘The Artists in the City: with Angelique Kidjo, Esperanza Spalding, Santigold, and Heems of Das Racists.
Esperanza- The Grammy winner is so mellow and her voice is so lovely!
Santigold’s swag is amazing love how she defies genres
I really enjoyed hearing Angelique talk about how she transfers elements of her life from Africa, she is from Benin, and her French culture into her music to captivate emotions! I really liked hearing Heems rap that he did for youth innocently killed in Queens in tribute to Trayvon Martin. The non typical Indian rapper was so political and authentic in his music. No holds bar! Its like what main stream hiphop of the 80s was like!
I really enjoyed all the musicians. They are all true artists who incorporate other art forms into their music and defy boundaries! They use life instances to tell a story in their music and to encompass a group of people! Love it! I hope to hear ?uestlove of Roots Tomorrow!