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NIKARA presents Black Wall Street

Aug 11, Sunday - 4pm
Hammer4 Stage

Vibraphonist, composer and arranger NIKARA’s debut album, Black Wall Street, is a convergence of hip-hop, jazz, neo-soul, Afro-Latin and more. Granddaughter of Kenny Barron, she has played at the Kennedy Center, the SFJazz Center and, most recently, at NYC’s 20th Anniversary Winter Jazz Fest.

Nikara Warren is a true Brooklynite. Born and bred in the eclectic and electric enclave, she is taking vibes to the people with her infectious compositional sense, her post-modern patchwork of influences and cultural signposts and her fearless musicality. Her musical ambitions are informed but not limited by the vibraphone lineage, and it’s not just jazz or hip-hop—it’s dance music as well. Her vision is cohesive but eclectic—just like how people’s identities are a product of their various heritages and associations. Music Critic Kira Grunenberg says, “Black Wall Street doesn’t project its versatility and creative range through scholarly jazz arrangements or covers chasing perfectionism. Instead, it offers original music converged around a stylistically fluid foundation.”

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Nikara Warren is a true Brooklynite. Born and bred in the eclectic and electric enclave, she is taking vibes to the people with her infectious compositional sense, her post-modern patchwork of influences and cultural signposts and her fearless musicality. Her musical ambitions are informed but not limited by the vibraphone lineage, and it’s not just jazz or hip-hop—it’s dance music as well. Her vision is cohesive but eclectic—just like how people’s identities are a product of their various heritages and associations. Music Critic Kira Grunenberg says, “Black Wall Street doesn’t project its versatility and creative range through scholarly jazz arrangements or covers chasing perfectionism. Instead, it offers original music converged around a stylistically fluid foundation.”

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Photo by Shervin Lainez