Oakland Music Festival

After what I considered a torrential downpour, the out of nowhere I don't have an umbrella kind of storm,blue skies finalllly made an appearance at the Oakland Music Festival. Chill vibes spiraled through the crowd, maybe giddiness that the unwanted showers had subsided and we could get on with the show. This concept of featuring artists from the community made me curious enough to travel under the bay to find out what Oakland's all about.

Bands like Bang Data, Dam Funk and The Coup rocked the transitioning Uptown District of Oakland. Lovely ladies like Aima the Dreamer and Viveca Hawkins represented with voices and gorgeous curls I could only dream of having. The crowd like the music was strikingly diverse, providing a mix that had my camera working. This experience of amazing music and equally nice people made me realize that these under the bay journeys need to happen more often.

P.S. The shows were so good that they distracted me from my anger towards mother nature for the bad hair day.

Deuce Eclipse- Bang Data
Ink Addict

Viveca Hawkins
Boots Riley - The Coup
Aima the Dreamer

Kev Choice Ensemble

Brawlio Elias
James & Evander

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