RAW Artists DC presents their bimonthly arts showcase on Wednesday, June 11th at Penn Social (801 E Street, NW). The event is entitled "Panorama" and will spotlight R&B fusion band Higher Hands, vocalist Desiree Jordan, rapper Kevin B, rock-n-roll powerhouse Carleigh Jade, and of course, RAW Artists' own, DJ Loudtone.
Higher Hands are a group of Annapolis, MD musicians, self-described as “soul through and through, infused with jazz, hip-hop, go-go and deep funk”. Their unique sound and high energy live performances have made them a “must see” band on the local circuit
Desiree Jordan is not only an exceptional singer and songwriter, but she is also the founder of DeseJo Entertainment – an entertainment company that promotes talented artists and musicians. Ms. Jordan is also a member of the Roy Ayres Music Project.
Kevin B, who hails from Capitol Heights, MD, is a rising DMV rap star. His recently released sophomore mixtape “Late Arrival” has received rave revues from several prominent hip-hop websites and blogs.
DJ Loudtone will be on the 1's and 2's all night spinning his explosive mix of hip-hop, latin, house, and dancehall reggae. Loudtone is one of the DMV's most versatile DJs and a valued member of the RAW Artists team.
In addition to the musical performances, every RAW showcase features local visual artists exhibiting original works, both traditional and contemporary, in oil, watercolor, fabrics, jewelry, photography, film, and in other various forms such as makeup, hair, and bodypainting. Most of the art is available for purchase.
The RAW mission – as explained in their promotional literature – is to provide a platform for independent and emerging artists in all genres, to network and connect with one another, gain more exposure and find a new audience.
The RAW Artists show begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. - early arrival is suggested. Admission is $20 and guests are encouraged to dress in fashionable attire. For more information about RAW, and for a complete listing of the musical, visual and performance artists that will participate at "Panorama", please visit their website: www.rawartists.org.