Nothing says summer like free outdoor music. For more than two decades, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has brought its popular lunchtime concert series to MetroTech Commons in Brooklyn. Spanning R&B, funk, gospel, soul, jazz, and world music, this year’s line up is packed with new voices and established masters alike, performing Thursdays at noon.
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Phony Ppl and Conya Doss
The video for Phony Pppl’s “Before You Get A Boyfriend” opens to these five friends from Crown Heights in a familiar pose: hanging out the front stoop of a Brooklyn brownstone. Singer Elbee Thrie’s warm vocals blend with the laid-back grooves to showcase this young band’s affection for bossa nova, classic hip-hop, and 90s rap. Since the release of their album Yesterday’s Tomorrow in 2015 – highlighted by Rolling Stone after a rock critic saw the group performing in a subway station – Phony Ppl has performed with Erykak Badu, Fetty Wrap, and the Roots. They are joined on the MetroTech stage with an opening performance by indie soul singer Conya Doss, whose smooth, soaring vocals have won her a dedicated following even without the support of a major record label.
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