THE ROOM WAS THICK with excitement. The lights were low as the afrobeats flowed from the speakers to the bodies on the dancefloor. Even the bar flies and wallflowers couldn’t deny the infectious grooves, nodding their heads and subtly swaying their hips. Sweat was dripping, hands were clapping, and the smiles seemed to segway from song to song. This. Is what a good time should look like.
This past Friday I attended The Music Room on Edgewood for the Werc crew’s installment of “Whine”, a night full of soca, dancehall, reggaeton, and afrobeats. AB+L radio was there, live streaming the entire set. What made “Whine” especially different was the overall vibe. It was warm and welcoming, like a house party in the suburbs. In a growing city that attracts people from all walks of life and ethnicities, music is still uniting people as one.
Bri Simpson is a Creative Writer for AB+L Radio. Check out her website for more of her work. www.brisimpsonart.com
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