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