NewHoustonMusic.com’s UNITY Women’s Feat. Princess Nokia- Full Show Recap with Gallery
August 24th, 2017:
One day before the historic storm Hurricane Harvey touched land devastating the Texas coast, NewHoustonMusic.com hosted it’s first all women showcase dubbed, “UNITY Women’s Music & Art Show”. The showcase was a success as it stood as a testament of artistic sisterhood and all around badass-ness. Headlining the show was the beloved Princess Nokia who blessed Houston audiences with her first musical appearance in our city. It was a night to remember, as she took to the stage welcoming screaming fans and plainly stating, as I will paraphrase, “This is a very friendly, female oriented space.” Opening her set with “Tomboy” and doing songs from her “1992” album like “Brujas”, Princess Nokia took Houston on a magical carpet ride of an experience. Click the video below to watch the video recap.
The musical lineup at this show consisted of some Houston girls who truly rock out loud. Houston band, Sha Davis & The 1990s opened the show with their rendition of Queen Latifah’s, “Unity”. DJ Angiesliste was on the 1’s and 2’s, spinning classic hip hop, urban, and modern pop. Singer/songwriter, TOMYRIIZ who recently released her first EP ‘stole the show’, performing live for the first time songs from her new EP. Soulful singer, Aphasia rocked the house as she belted out her powerful, mellow tones of music yet to be released but after hearing, Houston definitely will need to keep checking for Aphasia.
Pop ups were open all night by brands from Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. Of these brands, 100% of them were female owned or operated; each beasts in their different fields. From flower headdresses, healing crystals, all the way to jewelry, these women held it down. The names of the vendors were Kurvin, Wonderful Wazard, Mija Culture, Las Ofrendas, Hermanitas Botique & Flower Desert, The Regal People, and Jasmine Monsegue. For those interested in quality local/ Texas based brands, we strongly recommend visiting their online shops to browse their catalogs.
As NewHoustonMusic.com wraps up another fun concert in our great city of Houston, all involved are happy with what an event like this stands for. As we celebrate women, as well as herald their artistic skills and platforms, let us remember that the celebration is not just one night. There are now calls being made about making the UNITY Women’s Art and Music Show an annual event. But help! We would like your input on this. Let us know if you would like to see more shows like this one. We thank you, our readers, for your continued support and readership.
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