'Female Energy' celebrates unity between women in Cincinnati music across genres and generations

Local musicians Abiyah and Xzela host the second installment of the series at Northside Tavern this weekend

In September, Cincinnati singer/songwriters Abiyah and Xzela — who each create music inspired by Hip Hop, but in unique, imaginative ways — hosted their first “Female Energy” showcase at Northside’s Urban Artifact. Described as “a non-exclusive gathering (that) welcomes anyone and everyone with open arms,” the live-music project was devised as a means to “showcase a unity and bond between women everywhere.” The inaugural Female Energy event brought together artists of varying ages and musical backgrounds — from longtime Cincinnati Indie Pop greats Darlene to members of the red-hot Hip Hop arts/community activism collective Triiibe.

This Saturday marks the second Female Energy show, this time at Northside Tavern, and once again the event will spotlight a diverse cross-section of local music.

Joined again by artist/musician/writer/videographer Katrina Jones (who will do a “live painting” demonstration), this weekend’s showcase will include sets from Soul singer/songwriter Lauren Eylise, Indie Pop group Halvsies, electronic R&B/Pop/Dance act Muwosi, rockers Dinge and Brooklynn Hansley, whose music is described as “mellow and spacey image-driven songs that are easy on the listening and inspire a calming atmosphere.” Throughout the night, Xzela and Abiyah will also perform songs.

Saturday’s showcase is at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge. Click here and here for more info.

Check out songs and videos from some of the Female Energy artists below.

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