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RAY BLK
with BlaqueStone

Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages


DOORS: 7:30 PM // SHOW: 8:30 PM

$15 / $17
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SONGBYRD PRESENTS

Thursday June 15, 2017

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ABOUT RAY BLK

Rita Ekwere, better known under her stage name of RAY BLK, is a British singer and songwriter who was born in Nigeria, and grew up in Catford in London. She won the BBC's Sound Of 2017.

In 2016 she self-released her debut mini album Durt, featuring collaborations with Stormzy, Wretch 32 and SG Lewis.  On Durt, the Nigerian British artist captures the tough realities of inner city life, in songs that draw from garage and grime as well as the sonic palette of ‘90s U.S. R&B.

RAY BLK tells The Fader:

“My friends call me the softest gangster,” said RAY BLK with a sly grin

ABOUT BLAQUESTONE

BlaqueStone is a Soul/Hip-Hop couple with a outstanding band in the Washington D.C and Maryland area. This positive unit has an influence with their smooth sounds of the 90's and beyond. "From notable styles and a stunning stage presence, BlaqueStone’s music is standing out as an entity all its own. The quality of art, music, and dedication put forth by this industrious couple is definitely making a mark and impact on the music community" is one of the many reviews of BlaqueStone.

The couple consists of rapper/singer/song writer and producer Nyne (Marcus Webster). The other half is singer/ rapper/song writer Cortney Knight, known as Queen. The Band consist of Keyboard player Deon Moon, Bass player Deshawn Davis and Drummer Brendan Mills. BlaqueStone has traveled up and down the east coast and has received a positive response.

BlaqueStone also does outreach. This associates with the outreach they do in their music. Homeless is a major issue, just as much as injustice and a commercialized system. The couple was able to speak about this issue live with Revolt TV in New York City. With reviews from One Love Massive, AfroPunk, TeamBack Pack and their video being accepted to BET soul channel, BlaqueStone is a strong and positive force moving. BlaqueStone has committed their music, time and lives to promoting reality, good music and love.