This will be the 13th edition of Bazaar Royale’s BROOKLYN BAZAAR.
Bazaar and Beverly Bond put this on for their neighborhood and then invite the world to come through and party! A neighborhood worldly get together thrown by one of the preeminent power couples on the planet … it doesn’t get any better than that!
BK Bazaar Set Times:
~ BSAC — 1pm
~ LoveJoi & BSAC’s Aretha Tribute — 4pm
~ BSAC — 7pm
Joi “LoveJoi” Bowles, the Petersburg Va. native began her singing career at a very young age in church and at home. Over the years she has advanced as a powerhouse vocal performer and an exceptional song writer. LoveJoi has traveled nationally and internationally and worked with acts such as Chrisette Michelle (singing background), Bazaar Royal (Def Jam Records), and Trey Songz in his early career, and has graced the stage with artists such as The O Jays, Music Soulchild, and Charlie Wilson just to name a few. Her soulful and dynamic voice is one that not only touches each listener but also takes the audience on a musical journey with each song performed. Over the years LoveJoi has also performed as lead singer on the Richmond Jazz Festival stages, and the 2 Street Festival stages as well as other public and private venues and events, with the local bands “Chkn Grese” and The Tunji Band. Last year LoveJoi had the opportunity to dance on stage and perform an amazing breath taking vocal performance with The Isley Brothers at the Richmond Jazz Festival. She is now making major raves throughout the Richmond Metro area with her own band of talented noted musicians at multiple local venues such as GoodTymesRVA. She just released her first single “Your Comfort” on her upcoming debut self titled album, “LoveJoi”, which is available on iTunes. Her talent, drive, and love for the stage is definitely something to talk about and witness first hand at this year’s edition of the “Brooklyn Bazaar”.
Bazaar Royale is a rock star and the creator of the “Ghetto Metal” movement, Royale has built a new sound that is full of rock optimism, spiked with a gritty dose of reality—the hard times millions of people are going through around the world. On his most recent CD, “The Ride” Royale takes us on a journey of self-discovery; Who am I as an individual and What role do I play in society?Bazaar works with some top-notched musicians to create a multi-layered Hip Hop, Soul/Funk in your face Rock sound. He has performed with artists such as, DMX, and Autoslave. His Ghetto Metal movement has already got some world class fans spreading the word. George Clinton, the innovative, poetic leader of Parliament Funkadelic explains it like this: “Ghetto Metal is aggression rock & roll that repossessed its own soul.” Mark Ronson, the legendary music producer who has worked with; Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera and Macy Grey says, “Ghetto Metal. The term sounds amazing because it just rings. It’s hip hop and rock. And not just any kind of Rock, it’s HARD Guitar Rock. There’s a raw energy that comes from Bazaar.”
Beverly Bond first came to New York when she was 17 years old to pursue a modeling career, eventually landing at Wilhelmina Models, where she was booked by such clients as Diesel Jeans, Guess, Nike and Nordstroms. An avid record collector, Beverly turned her passion for the turntables into a new career move. She started out spinning at local clubs just for fun, and within a year’s time Beverly turned into one of New York’s top DJs. In 2006, Bond founded BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, which debuted its signature event on BET in 2010. Beverly Bond’s work as a community leader has earned her a number of prestigious recognitions. Most recently Bond was recognized as one of Essence magazine’s 40 Fierce and Fabulous Women Who Are Changing the World, placing her in the company of such notables as First Lady Michelle Obama. Bond was also recently named as one of Ebony’s Most Influential Blacks in America.
Black Girls Rock! is an annual award show, founded by former DJ and model Beverly Bond, that honors and promotes Black women in different fields involving music, entertainment, medicine, entreprenuership, and visionary aspects; the categorized awards include “The ‘Rock Star’ Award,” “Social Humanitarian,” “Who Got Next?,” “Living Legend,” “Shot Caller,” “Trailblazer,” “Motivator,” “Young, Gifted & Black,” “Star Power,” and “Visionary.” The program also features musical performances by female recording artists in the R&B and Soul music genres.
The show’s ceremony made its official debut on the television screen in November 7, 2010 on BET, where it was hosted by actress Nia Long and featured acknowledgements and musical performances by performers such as SWV, Coko, Ruby Dee, Teresa Clark, Iyanla Vanzant, Kelly Price, Keyshia Cole, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Keri Hilson, Ciara and Missy Elliot, who was previously honored with the “Creative Visionary” award in 2007.
In 2013 the show was shown on BET.
The 2015 event took place at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark N.J.
At the 2016 awards show Hillary Clinton attended and introduced Bond.