Southwest Philly DJ Osagie is back with a new concert series called Vibrations, happening this summer at Bartram’s Garden. Osagie plans to bring in new, rising, and established artists of color from New York City, Atlanta, and elsewhere to share their art with Philadelphia’s own artists and audiences.
Some concerts will features bands and artists, while others will highlight DJs. “The idea is to raise awareness of good music,” says Osagie. “It’s very simple!”
More than just an opportunity to hear some great music, Osagie hopes Vibrations will help new and local artists build connections with more established and well-connected artists and promoters from around the country. He hopes performers and attendees alike will leave the concerts more intertwined with other artists and other scenes, going on to create new work through collaboration.
Last year, Osagie’s featured artists included Brooklyn-born Melanie Charles, experimental hip hop artist DistantStarr, and local Philly artist Bodega Brown. This year he hopes to keep these artists involved while expanding the field even more.
Concerts are slated for the evenings of May 21, June 18, July 25, September 17, and November 21. Make sure to follow Bartram’s Garden and Osagie on social media for the latest information: @bartramsgarden and @_osagie_og on Instagram; fb.me/bartramsgarden and fb.me/djosagie on Facebook; Osagie’s music can be found at soundcloud.com/osagiebeats