For the past four years, ATL Live on the Park has been the best party for showcasing new R&B talent in Atlanta. The monthly music series is produced by Atlanta industry veteran, Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols. Last night (May 15), Atlanta's tastemakers turned out to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the event, and to see the next big thing.
Last night, DTP's Chaka Zulu introduced his new protege, India Shawn. With a voice that her fans compare to silk and melodies that are purely organic, the Trini-American beauty performed music from her debut project, Origin. India started her set with No One to Feel which transitioned into a cover of John Legend’s hit song, Tonight. The songstress continued to wow the crowd with not only her charm and charisma, but with also the spiritual / emotional connection she has with her music. Her second performance of No Saint, which was based off a real life story, gave music fans insight about her past relationship problems. India closed her set with her latest single, I’m Alive.
Bermuda songbird Canjelae. Known for her unique blend of or R&B, pop and rock and roll, Canjelae began her performance with a cover of Usher’s Bad Girl. The sultry artist closed her set with new music titled First Time and Promise Me.
Audiences were also kept entertained by up-and-coming comedian Mario Tory, and the legendary, Joe Clair. Also in attendance were Big Tigger, Keisha Knight-Pulliam, Kawan Prather-SVP of A&R at Atlantic Records, San Diego Chargers, Takeo Spikes, and more.
Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols
Canjelae and India Shawn