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A night of funky music to light up your booty, so you can get up and get down for the ‘funk of it’!
Inspirational and genuine, Divinity Roxx has made the leap from side woman to the one and Beyoncé, to front woman of her own genre-bursting, honest, and compelling musical journey. Her career as a bass-player skyrocketed after attending a bass camp led by the legendary Victor Wooten where she was invited to tour with him merely three months after the bass camp. After touring with Victor for 5 years, she auditioned for Beyoncé and was selected as a band member and assistant Musical Director. Divinity has appeared on countless television shows including: The Grammy’s, Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America with personal highlights including a special performance at The White House for President Barack Obama. Despite these appearances with so many legendary and iconic figures, it is in her solo performance Divinity shines the brightest. Her passion, playing and lyrical content, accompanied by an electrifying stage presence captivates audiences around the world. Her 2016 release ‘ImPossible’ received critical acclaim as the ultimate mash-up of hip-hop, rock and funk, featuring an appearance by her mentor and Grammy award winning artist Victor Wooten. She was awarded an Independent Music Award for Best Spoken Word Album. She is currently writing multiple projects, including a new album, a stage play and a children’s book and music series. She is also currently performing around the globe and has been hand-picked to teach the Art of MC’ing by the US State Department in their Next Level program, a program that exports hip-hop culture around the globe.
Ultra Naté reps hard for Baltimore, Maryland and is a world renown singer, songwriter, DJ, producer, label owner and promoter. Her spirited presence has graced the stages of New York’s massive Summerstage in Central Park, Nile Rodgers’s acclaimed FOLD Festival sharing the stage with the likes of CHIC, Duran Duran, Pharrell and Beck to Lincoln Center’s annual Midnight Summer Swing and numerous Pride events around the World. In Ultra’s nearly three decades of making music, she has remained a musical chameleon, embracing a variety of sounds. Her sound embraces a variety of genres including house, soul, disco, electro pop, R&B/hiphop and rock. Ultra is honored to be considered an icon of the Dance and LGBTQ communities worldwide. She was recently named one of Billboard Magazine’s “Greatest of All Time” *Top Dance Artists (#12) along with having three entries in the industry bible’s respective “Greatest Of All Time” *Top 10 Dance Club Songs including the perennial, platinum-selling #1 anthem, “Free.” Ultra’s most recent album collaboration, ‘Ultra Naté & Quentin Harris as Black Stereo Faith reached Top 5 on iTunes and has spawned the Billboard Top 10 single and video, “I’m Too Sexy (Touch This Skin)” - a spirited alt-funked out cover of Right Said Fred’s classic.
Nona Hendryx, a celebrated vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician, and author, was an original member of the trio Labelle, whose smash single “Lady Marmalade” is a timeless classic. Her solo singles “Transformation” and “Do What You Wanna Do” from the 80s are as well-known as her work as a back-up vocalist for a legendary acts including Parliament-Funkadelic, Talking Heads and Peter Gabriel.
Like all Joe’s Pub shows, all ages are welcome, but please be aware that performances may include adult language and topics.
Recorded live at Joe’s Pub on December 14, 2018. This performance was presented as part of the Joe’s Pub Vanguard Award and Residency.