Angie Stone is an American R&B and soul singer, self- taught keyboardist and prolific songwriter, record producer, and actress. She rose to fame in the late 1970s as a member of the hip-hop trio The Sequence. Soon after, Stone began working with futuristic rap group Mantronix and singer Lenny Kravitz. In the early 1990s, she became a member of the R&B trio Vertical Hold. In 1999, Stone released her solo debut album Black Diamond which was certified gold.
Angie Stone continued her victorious career and has been since the start of her solo career nominated for three Grammy Awards. She has been successful on the R&B charts, with 4 Top 10 albums, including a #1 album, 10 singles and 1 Top Ten. She has sold over 1.4 million albums in the U.S. and over 5 million albums Worldwide. Angie Stone has become one of the neo-soul’s leading lights, providing sharp insight to romantic relationships with her smokey yet up-front voice and she certainly is one of the most important R&B SOUL performers in the world.
GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre notes in the concert’s announcement: »We were waiting for her for a long time and we are incredibly happy that we managed to get her for the closing concert of this year’s musical season Musicology Sessions.« Musicology Barcaffe Sessions is a series of concerts which started its musical story in the season of 2016/2017 in Belgrade. It has already hosted exceptional musicians like Gregory Porter, Brand New Heavies, Hindi Zahra, Jose James and Meshell Ndegeocello.
The concept is simple, the organisers of the Musicology Barcaffe Sessions say: »Hand-picked jazz, funk, soul and r’n’b musicians from around the world, performing in intimate club atmosphere at top-level venues around town.« On the 3rd of July 2018, Angie Stone’s concert will close the Musicology Sessions’ season 2017/2018 in the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Such a prominent concert hosted by GR is aligned with the GR’s activities that have been, as the director Iztok Bricl says: »Distributed to three different pillars: trade fairs, congresses and business events, as well as events and experiences like cultural-entertaining events and concerts.«
That GR is well following its goal it reflects in the fact that in the last few years GR has become the wide-renowned popular venue for the lovers of electronic music. However, the musical sector in GR is not a novelty, but rather, it has decades of a tradition. For example, in 1959 GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre in its newly built Kupola Hall hosted one of the most prominent jazz musicians of all times – the great Louis Armstrong himself!