What started in 2014 as a fundraising marathon (think, telethon for radio) of live programing set during an intimate meet and greet in a basement converted studio, has since transformed into an all day event of music, performances, engaging interviews, tasty food and vendors. The community that Bondfire Radio has cultivated over the last three years both online and off converges to celebrate a rich assortment of media producers, artists and the listeners that support them. Bringing their slogan Real Radio For Real People to life.
After an introduction lead by TK & Conscious, BFR’s JazzLife and The Wonderful World of Carminelitta launch the early a.m. leg of broadcasting. Jaialai and artist Baba Ali serve the sonic backdrop for a VIP Mimosa Brunch by Essence magazine featured Chef, Airis Johnson. Fittingly financial talkshow Brunch & Budget with Pam & Dyalekt follows up this cool dining experience. Tea with Queen & J joins the festival representing radio’s podcast community cousins, performing a version of their show for the first time live with Bondfire Radio. Right after, DJ Macedonia’s Both Sides of the Surface show combines vinyl, tapes and digital for a well rounded hip-hop, soul, funk and electronic trip.
Over three years in and close to six hundred episodes under their belts, festival hosts TK & Conscious bring their morning show ‘TKinTheAM’ to the party with the same flare only in the afternoon, followed by Terry ‘Kid Lucky’ Lewis who will share a compelling narrative through Beat-rhyme & Storytelling monologue. For first time a specific twist on live beatmaking will be explored through the Beat Flip Session presented by Reiatsu Records during a real-time beatmaking challenge and improvisational beat mechanics set. Giving producers a moment to shine, sans vocal accompaniment.
In Bondfire tradition, featured music artists SoSoon, Smax Music, Crimdella and duo Raii & Whitney (as seen on America’s Got Talent) will all meet the interview hot seat before sharing their talents in explosive sets.
Bondfire Radio’s 3rd Annual Audio Festival is made possible in part with support from:
Funkadelic Studios (an affordable, creative, open space for musicians to grow),
Suits & Roots (empowering glass ceiling breakers of Color daily), Freestyle Mondays (NYC’s longest freestyle jam session), 331 Wellness Strategies (Holistic body work), and The VS (NYC premiere curated party experience).
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