CHAKA KHAN TRIBUTE SHOW
Featuring Brika de Tar, Claire Newrones, Alea Johnson, and Mary Tucker.
With Special Guests: Vocalist Nafisaria Mathews and Onyx Sol
The Urban Soul Alliance, a new collaborative of local gifted artists hits the stage for a powerful musical tribute to the legendary Soul icon... Chaka Khan!
They will perform a collection of her greatest hits plus top current and old-school R&B tracks to make you move...
Enjoy an incredible night of Soul music with 5 of Portland's top female vocalists all on one stage for a show you won't forget!
Alberta Abbey features a full bar and superb Creole Cajun food from Southern Grill Catering.
This night of music is part of the Elevate Unity Non-profit Benefit Music Concerts. We invite all who support local musicians and our community through Unity!
Soundstage Events, Southern Grill Catering, Music Millennium, the Portland Skanner, the Black United Fund, Music Portland, and the Alberta Abbey.
The Elevate Unity Benefit Music Series is a collaborative effort created from the necessity to support the arts, reconnect our community, and promote unity through the healing message of music! Our focus is to advocate for inclusion, equality, and support of local venues, staff, gig workers, and musicians from the devastating effects to our industry shut down from COVID.
Brika de Tar, Singer-Songwriter
Brika began her vocal career over 15 years ago, performing in various venues throughout the Nashville music scene as well as in Portland, OR performing at various festivals and venues. Her vocal vibe is fashioned from the world of R&B, Neo Soul, Jazz, and the genres that we all love the most. Brika's undeniable energy and sultry, transparent, vocal vision of life and love will take you on a much-needed journey. She has dedicated herself to creating an atmosphere in which you can feel the vulnerability of her soul's deep love for the art of music from the first unto the last note she sings. Be on the lookout for Brika de Tars' highly anticipated debut album Recycled Love!
Claire Newrones, Vocalist
Claire Newrones is new to the Portland music scene, but is no stranger to singing and performing. She grew up singing at various competitions, county fairs, and being a part of various performance and travel groups. Most recently she spent 2 years in a college singing group that performed all over Southern California and New York City. Claire's vocal style is inspired by the world of R&B, soul, and pop, and her love and passion for music and people is apparent with every note she sings.
Mary Tucker, Vocalist
Mary, a Portland Oregon native, uses her gospel-singing roots to uplift, inspire, and captivate the hearts of her audience. Coming from a heavily musical family and a cousin to the great late Linda Hornbuckle, she is destined for musical success. Recently emerging into the R&B scene, she has had the pleasure of working with some of Portland’s leading musicians and vocalists. She has a versatile vocal style and will always keep you on the edge of your seat!
Aléa Lorén, Vocalist
Aléa Lorén, also known as Church Girl, is a local artist who has performed on a wide array of stages. She is making a name for herself as a fiercely passionate vocalist who delivers an emotional and unforgettable performance every time she hits the stage. Catch her on social media to find out what's next with this breakout new artist! https://linktr.ee/alealoren Visit the website to sign up for vocal lessons or to book Aléa for your next event!
Nafisaria Mathews, Vocalist/Guitarist
Nafisaria Mathews is a singer/guitarist from the North Portland area. She started singing at a very young age alongside her mother, the late great pianist, Janice Scroggins. She has graced many stages with many amazing artists including Esperanza Spalding, Liv Warfield, The Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Portland Cello Project, and last but not least, her big sister Arietta Ward’s band, Mz. Etta's World.
General Admission: $20
Reserve VIP + Dinner Special ($35) Includes:
Choice of Bourbon St. Chicken / Smoked Pork / Garlic Green Beans / 7 Cheese Creole Mac
Tickets are non-refundable except in the event of a show cancellation." (Promo Copy)