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Annie O Presents: Angelique Kidjo

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Angelique Kidjo’s next album, due April 19, will be “Celia,” a tribute to the Afro-Cuban singer Celia Cruz. “Quimbara,” the first cover, was one of Cruz’s signature songs in the 1970s. "Kidjo reconnects the salsa original to West Africa, layering the song with a tumbling six-beat rhythm, a brass-band undertow and a tangle of scurrying guitar lines while she belts with enough grit to rival Cruz herself.” - The New York Times. Annie O is welcoming Angelique back to Standard Sounds at TOTS, on April 16.

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In the Zone With Kenny Summit

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On Sunday, March 17th, house producers Kenny Summit and Eric Kupper leave their studios to play Le Bain, where they'll bring their classic NY touch. We caught up with Kenny, as he just released a new compilation Paradise Garage: Inspirations.

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Eli “Paperboy” Reed: How Memphis Inspired Him

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After a decade of cutting records and performing everywhere from the Juke Joint of Clarksdale, MS to the Chicago congregation of blues legend Mitty Collier, Eli “Paperboy” Reed returns on April 12 with 99 Cent Dreams—a raucous, horn-drenched love letter to the timeless American music that’s influenced his sound. Our East Village music maven, Annie O, caught up with Eli ahead of the new album and his show at The Standard, East Village’s Penthouse on Monday. 

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Bunny Jr. Tapes: Jezenia Romero's Cassette Tapes, Femme Power and Los Angeles

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We spoke to Jezenia Romero, founder of Bunny Jr. tapes, about the relevance of cassettes and its impending obliteration prior to her release at MoMA PS1...

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Annie O Presents: Alex Lilly

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Alex Lilly brings her debut album 2% Milk to The Standard, East Village‘s Penthouse, as part of the Annie O Music Series. “Her voice is supple and relaxed; she often sounds like a smile is tugging at the corners of her mouth.” - The New York Times. Lilly is based in Los Angeles and has been writing songs while also working as a keyboardist and backup singer on tour with Beck, Lorde and others. Annie O caught up with Lilly before her show on March 18 at the hotel.

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Annie O Presents: Dey

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Dey is a project belonging to artist & choreographer Tara-Jo Tashna and producer Stephen Hill. They began collaborating on music over a decade ago when they met while attending high school in Hoboken, NJ. They’ve presented their work at MoMA PS1, Las Cruxes, Secret Project Robot, and the Park Church co-op, among others, and self-released their debut EP ‘Lust Spells’ in February of last year. Their sound is intimate and personal, building off the shared sounds and experiences of their friendship to create a sound both invitingly familiar and distinctly theirs.

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