A taste of new music by three different Berlin-based musicians originally from the United States.
Shon Abram is an international singer/songwriter from Hollywood, CA and has performed in Japan, Russia, South Africa, Namibia, Mexico just to name a few. He has just completed his first lead role in the feature film ”The Key” with Gedeon Burkhard and Sven Martinek. Audiences all over the world have called this man “The Entertainer” and He wants to entertain YOU! With two past projects under wrap, Demo EP and Journey of a Man – Body, Mind, Soul, Shon is excited to complete his third project which consists of dance tunes that have received a warm welcome throughout Germany. Now, experience Shon live and let his warmth as a performer awaken and capture your heart.
Leah King is a vocalist, musician and producer from Brooklyn and San Francisco. After moving to Berlin in 2012, she launched Leah King Live – a Soul Electronica act combining soulful vocal loops with live synths, bass heavy dance beats, and original video art. She has since performed at V-Day Berlin, Fete de la Musique, LaDIYfest, Soho House, Südblock, Prince Charles, Schokoladen, and the first annual Listen Up! Festival sponsored by the Berlin Music Board, which she also co-produced. Leah’s live act creatively combines digital technology with live improvisation showing off her many years as a performance artist in New York City.
In a time of high technology and autotune, Tennessee-born, NYC-grown singer and songwriter Norman Vladimir is trying something new. Vladimir uses soulful, big range vocals and raw talent combined with live loops and live instruments to create an authentic sound with a definition of “pop” that is all his own. In 2010, Vladimir became the lead singer for world-renown director and choreographer Bill T. Jones’ production of Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently Do We Pray. Later that year, he sang for President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sir Paul McCartney, and many others for Jones’ tribute at the nationally-televised Kennedy Center Honors in Washington DC. He has recently moved to Berlin, Germany to expand the reach of his work.
- Wed, June 11 | 6pmMain Stage
Performed by Shon Abram, Leah King and Norman Vladimir