Meet the Queens of Soulflower

there’s too much sweetness to cover from the performers, DJs, and artists of tomorrow’s event, but get to know a few below. we’ve been lucky enough to work with a few here at popscure!

OPAL

AGE: 1 LIGHT YEAR

FROM: SPACE

CURRENT LOCATION: NORFOLK, VA

LA BORN, VIRGINIA BASED MUSICIAN AND FASHION DESIGNER. OPAL HAS A SOUND & STYLE THAT COULD ONLY BE CREATED BY SOMEONE WHO’S BEEN RAISED BY BOTH COASTS. RECENTLY FEATURED BY COMPLEX, WHO DESCRIBED OPAL AS, “DETERMINED TO CARVE OUT A LANE SPEICIFCALLY FOR HERSELF. AND SO FAR, SHE SEEMS TO BE DOING JUST THAT BY CONTINUING TO DESIGN HER OWN CLOTHES FROM SCRATCH.”

DOCE ALMA

AGE: 24

FROM: BRAZIL

CURRENT LOCATION: RICHMOND, VA

DOCE ALMA STARTED PLAYING GUITAR AND MAKING SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS AT AGE 14. THEY BECAME A STUDIO MUSICIAN AT AGE 20 AND STARTING PLAYING AND PRODUCING ELECTRONIC MUSIC. DOCE ALMA’S SOUND COULD BE DESCRIBED AS A LUSH, DREAMY, 80’S EXPERIMENTAL FEEL.

MACK

AGE: 25

FROM: RICHMOND, VA

CURRENT LOCATION: RICHMOND, VA

WHEN MACK MOVED TO NORFOLK IN 2014 TO ATTEND ODU, SHE STARTED TAKING HER MUSIC CAREER SERIOUSLY AND MOLDING HER SOUND. SINCE THEN SHE HAS EVOLVED INTO A SOFT, SOULFUL SOUNDING ARTIST WITH AN OLD SCHOOL R&B VIBE.

VESTA & THE SUNBAND

AGE: 20

FROM: FLORIDA/NORTHERN VA

CURRENT LOCATION: NORFOLK, VA

VESTA STARTED WRITING WHEN SHE WAS 9 BUT NEVER TOOK IT SERIOUSLY, IT WAS JUST FOR FUN. WHEN SHE TURNED 13 SHE STARTED TAKING IT MORE SERIOUSLY AND THE YEAR AFTER WAS GIFTED HER FIRST MICROPHONE AND “IT WAS ALL UP FROM THERE,” SAID VESTA. SHE MET THE SUNBAND BY TWEETING THAT SHE WAS LOOKING FOR A BAND, IT JUST SO HAPPENED THAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR A SINGER AT THE SAME TIME. VESTA SAID SHE IMMEDIATELY BOUGHT A BUS TICKET TO NORFOLK, AND HASN’T BEEN HOME SINCE THEN.

HAVANA SEOUL

AGE: 25

FROM: SEATTLE

CURRENT LOCATION: MARYLAND.

HAVANA HAS BEEN WRITING MUSIC FOR A LONG TIME, BUT STARTED TAKING THE CRAFT SERIOUSLY AROUND THE END OF 2015. SHE RELEASED HER LAST BODY OF WORK, “ATM” THIS PAST SPRING. SHE PLANS TO DROP ONE MORE EP BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR AS WELL AS A HANDFUL OF VISUALS.

MAYA DEVI

AGE: 19

LOCATION: NORFOLK, VA

ALTHOUGH SHE ONLY STARTED SHOWCASING HER MUSIC ONE YEAR AGO, SHE’S ALREADY FOUND A SIGNATURE SOUND. SMOOTH VOCALS GLIDE ON CHILL BEATS SURE TO GET YOU SWAYING.

KOREN GRACE

AGE: 23

FROM: NORFOLK, VA

CURRENT LOCATION: NORFOLK, VA

KOREN IS A SINGER/SONGWRITER, SHE HAS BEEN PERFORMING SOLO WITH HER KEYBOARD IN THE NORFOLK AREA FOR THREE YEARS NOW. AFTER THE SUCCESS OF HER FIRST SINGLE “EGO” – FROM HER UPCOMING PROJECT, SHE IS GEARING TO RELEASE HER FIRST OFFICIAL EP “THE I.D AND THE EGO” – ON OCTOBER 26TH, WHICH IS VERY SPECIAL TO HER BECAUSE SHE IS AN INDIE ARTIST. “THE I.D AND THE EGO” WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON OCTOBER 12TH. KOREN HAS A POWERFUL VOICE, ALONG WITH HER UPBEAT PIANO, TOGETHER THEY PRODUCE A FUN MIXTURE OF POP AND R&B THAT IS EASY TO LISTEN TO AND GENERATE’S A POSITIVE MESSAGE.

JOFROXI

AGE: 27

FROM: NYC/VA

LOCATION: NYC

IS A 27 YEAR OLD NYC BASED DJ/ARTIST, BORN IN NEW YORK AND RAISED IN VA, WITH ROOTS IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO- JO HAS A VERSATILE AND UNIQUE SOUND, SPINNING ANYTHING FROM HOUSE MUSIC, HIP HOP AND DANCEHALL. AFTER FINISHING UP DJING MASEGO AND GOLDLINK’S “AT WHAT COST” TOUR, SHE RECENTLY MOVED BACK TO HER OLD STOMPING GROUNDS IN NEW YORK.

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