Monday, August 30, 2010
Femcee: Jwahari is Royce Hall
Jwahari (WA-HA-REE), a.k.a. Royce Hall, is a fly, uncompromising musician that blends flavors from hip-hop to soul, afro-beat to spoken word. And I dig it. She wins me over on so many levels: hip-hop/jazz collisions, referencing great musicians (Mos Def, Sade, Goapele, etc.), female voice singing gender-neutral love songs... the list can go on. I first came across Jwahari while watching The Lovers and Friends Show. Check her out at http://jisroycehallmusic.ning.com/.