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For Immediate Release.

Event: Black Lily Uprising

Date: Sunfest / Saturday April 30th 2016

Time: 7 pm-Midnight

Location: Wine Scene

501 Fern Street / City Place / West Palm Beach 33401

Tickets: FREE and open to the public.

Event Contact: Chris Deon/Publicist 754-214-6024

What is Black Lily?

Origin: Black Lily was a legendary open mic collective in late 1990's Philadelphia that was started by Grammy award winners Questlove and his bandmates: The Roots. The open mic night started out of necessity to find like minded talent to fill a void that was missing on mainstream radio and in music at that time. Black Lily grew to legendary status and spawned the careers of not only The Roots, but many other multi-platinum acts of the more cerebral neo soul/r&b/hip hop era of the early 2000's including Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Musiq Soulchild, the late J Dilla and many more who have influenced what we listen to today.

What is BLACK LILY UPRISING? Simply put, it’s the inspired continuation of that legendary movement now based in West Palm Beach and focusing on South Florida's gifted music and art scene. Black Lily Uprising makes it's debut during the internationally famous SUNFEST festival week at one of the Palm Beaches hottest art spots: WINE SCENE, which can best be described as part gallery, part ultra lounge, part New York style warehouse.

Among those performing will be:

International Pop/R&B/EDM group from Trinidad & Tobago: The RegulaZ

Hip Hop Artist and MC: Blaine Legendary feat. Neo Soul Songstress: Miranda Renald

SXSW Hip Hop Artist: Shay J

Art Basel Featured Soultronic Music Sensation: Senerio Baptiste

Internationally Known Spoken Word Artist: Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns

BET Certified Pop/R&B Diva: Annishka

South Florida Acoustic Soul Songstress: Leila Capri

Latin Hip Hop and Spoken Word Artist: Oscar Lugo

Art Basel Certified Illustrated Artist and Poet: Jason JaFleu Fleurant

Poet/Author/Activist: Yanatha Desouvre

Actor/Director/Vocalist/Poet: Shariff Butler

Hip Hop Artist: Heem

Hip Hop Artist: Quan Duke

Music Selectas for the evening will be: House Legend: DJ PEACE and Producer: Menifaces

Art Illustrations and creations courtesy of EXHIBIT TREAL Movement featuring: JaFleu, Black Dalhia, McKinson, Ray Lopez and The Visualist

The event is hosted by: Talent Scout/Publicist: Chris Deon of HUMAN BEING / HBMedia

For more info on Black Lily Uprising please call 754-214-6024.


A little background on those involved…

Chris “Da Imperial” Deon:

The RegulaZ ( Trinidad & Tobago )

Blaine LegendaryPeople feat. Miranda Renald ( Palm Beach )

Legendary Vocal House DJ Thomas Peace Spann( Ft. Laud. )

Leila Capri ( Miami )

Poet/Author Yanatha Desouvre ( Miami )

Poet/Author/Motivational Speaker: Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns ( Miami )

Poet/Art Illustrator: Jason JaFleu Fleurant ( Palm Beach )

Poet/Art Illustrator: Black Dalhia ( Palm Beach )

Senerio Baptiste: ( Ft. Lauderdale / Miami )

Shay J: ( Atlanta )

Annishka: ( Miami )

Quan Duke: ( Atlanta )

Surrealist Painter: McKinson( Palm Beach )

The Visualist ( Palm Beach )

Ray Lopez ( Palm Beach )