Vagabon Record Release

AdHoc Presents

Vagabon Record Release

Mal Devisa, Jelani Sei

Fri, February 24, 2017

8:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY


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This event is all ages

Persian Garden...fits alongside the kind of indie folk you'll find on Jagjaguwar. The real standout is the opening song, 'Cold Apartment Floors,' has singer Laetitia Tamko going from delicate quiet parts to a huge climax with little more than her guitar and voice." -
Mal Devisa
Mal Devisa
Mal Devisa is the Amherst, Massachusetts based solo project of 18 year old vocalist, poet, and artist Deja Carr. Carr began playing music at age 12 when she and a group of friends started all-female band Who'da Funk it? After 5 years of performing, writing and recording, Carr began to learn bass and save scraps of her forgotten songs. Mal Devisa was born soon after, out of slanted basement walls and busted, dusty kick drums.

The sound is a hail-storm of genre-defying magic that spans jazz, noise, folk, hip hop, experimental and many other forms. Her lyrics are venomous and then sweet, her rhythms are lightning and whisper into the haunting DIY spaces she stumbles into. Afropunk writes: "Her ambient tracks invite the listener to get lost in a world that is of her own devising." Mal Devisa's sound is one you should see to truly hear. With incredible live performances, the project becomes more of a feeling, a moment, a time in space that requires you to get real and lost, with no intentions of being found.

In the past two years, Mal Devisa has earned her way into the arms of many beloved spaces such as NPR, Afro-punk, Cypher-league and various Indie music sources. Her constant touring and ability to store socks in her bass-case indicate she will not be stopping any time soon.
Jelani Sei
One of the few bands in the northeast that play a crazy set of bottom heavy music, strong enough for layers of ethereal guitars and emotional vocals that ask you to get up and proceed to push you into your soul. Jelani Sei are a group of individuals who are constantly searching the realms of harmony to find that new groove.

The band, originally formed as a solo project of bass player Evan Lawrence, has evolved into a full force that has been playing all over New England, as well as New York City and Philadelphia. In the process of expanding their coverage of the US, they've created their own sound, self dubbing it, Progressive R&B.

Jelani Sei recently released their second EP entitled, "Kaaria," a four track encapsulation of their musical growth from their previous releases, as well as a conversation of the current state of the world. Jelani Sei represents not only unity, but love, passion and a drive to push oneself beyond limits they didn't think they were capable of.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211