May 26th, 2023 8:30pm Stage
Janelle Sy'mone is a rising artist who burst onto the streaming scene in 2020. Having always had a natural talent for singing, the Atlanta native honed her craft over the years to become the artist she is today.
"I always say singing was my first language; the talking came after.”
After a divorce, Janelle decided to take music more seriously and pursue her career in the music industry. Thoroughly establishing herself on the music scene, Janelle Sy'Mone won the 2019 Carolina Music Award. Although she receives inspiration from several artists such as Anita Baker, Jill Scott, and Tina Turner, Janelle Sy'mone combines a variety of compositional elements to form her unique sound, which has been described as “a mix of old school blues with contemporary R&B, funk, and soul.”
Arrow, The Symbol
New Jersey native, "Arrow, The Symbol" formally known as, Felisha George, is a recording artist, performer, lyricist, filmmaker and conjurer of rhythmic color. She fell in love with Hip Hop via cyphers in her grandmother’s project garden in the South Bronx. Her musical essence is a meditation and invitation to release, restore and self liberate. Raised in Maplewood, NJ better known as “MAPSO” the home of many timeless artists, her exposure to the arts was endless. As a lifelong student she would later run for Board of Education twice in her district. Her interest in politics shifted her expressions of music as she ripened her consciousness. Arrow, The Symbol can be described as, “an agent of her own transformation and evolution”, an embodied learner and a woman honoring lineage. Through performance, her lyricism and creativity are brought forth on stage. She’s been given opportunities to perform at SOB’s, The Shrine in Harlem, Sofar Sounds, Microsoft Headquarters, WeWork and much more; She’s toured with Roxanne Shante on her Positive Music Matters Festival in Newark NJ, appeared on BET’s Freestyle Friday, and Netflix’s original Hip Hop competition show “Rhythm and Flow”. In 2019 she dropped her first album “Wash Your Soul”, a harmonious journey and story told through the expression of rage, freedom and joy in the black body. Arrow, The Symbol is a word magician, creating allusive duality and soulful flows, a pure rooted story teller.