Recent Articles By Cynthia Gross Known for his distinct ability to dismantle stereotypes and build community through his music, New Rochelle, NY-born and Washington, D.C-based violinist Marvillous Beats provides yet another example of his incredible versatility with his latest project. Marvillous Beats describes his new album, Chilled Violin: Focus, as a chill-hop, lo-fi, neoclassical experience […]
Recent Articles By Cynthia Gross For more than 25 years, Baltimore, Maryland-based reggae rock and punk band Ballyhoo! has been delighting audiences with their distinct sound and jubilant, dynamic energy. The band’s latest album, The ExpendaHOO!, offers an exciting experience, as Ballyhoo! teams up with The Expendables to cover each other’s songs. The eight-track album […]
Flo Anito: ‘Music Has Sat Beside Me On the Floor, My Best Friend, Holding My Hand, Offering Tissues, Reminding Me To Breathe’
“Music saved my life,” explains D.C.-based artist Flo Anito. “In my hardest times, music has sat beside me on the floor, my best friend, holding my hand, offering tissues, reminding me to breathe. Singer-songwriters like Ani DiFranco, Fiona Apple, and Jewel and artists like Nina Simone let me know I wasn’t alone in my pain or loneliness. Composers like Chopin, Ellington, and Gershwin were able to bear their souls through music in ways the spoken word could not convey, bending time and space to mirror the shape of emotion.” Learn more about Flo Anito’s exciting journey with contributing writer Linc Bradham.