Artist: Artist Block
Lineup: Saturday, March 24, 2012
In 2006, Artist Block burst onto the Florida music scene, appearing in such venues as: the National Performance Network at the Straz, the Roots Music Festival and the Crisis Center’s Take Back the Night. Powerhouse singer/songwriter leads, Q Fraz and John Clark, accompanied by Naj and Christian Ystrom, perform a unique blend of acoustic infused with easy rock electric guitar, jazzy Southern Soul with a hint of funk steeped in afro-Caribbean percussion - the backdrop for inspired social commentary through song and the spoken word. Artist Block is an expressive collection of life experiences shared on an open platform: the Artist Block. Artist Block explores and demonstrates ‘Art to Overcome Adversity’, empowering the community at large through live performances and workshops. Co-Founders Quiana ‘Q Fraz’ Frazier (Poet, Author, Musician) and Najah ‘Naj’ Frazier (Percussion) actively promote this vision in cities as a community outreach project, in schools, libraries, café’s and other gathering venues – performing original music, percussion and poetry.