About the Festival
About The Event
The Sounds of Summer Fest is a free lunchtime concert series that features up-and-coming New York City artists curated across genres over four days in June and August.
On July 24 the series continues with The Rakiem Walker Project featuring GLR¥A. Don’t miss an afternoon full of live music, free giveaways, and delicious snacks.
The Rakiem Walker Project (RWP) is a collective of musicians and vocalist that has developed a renowned signature sound that is well known in the New York City Tro-state area. An organization of musicians that have thirsted for a community of musical like mindedness led by “Rakiem Walker” & lead vocalist “GLR¥A”. Rakiem Walker has been the music director for: Teddy Riley, Camron, Eric Benet,Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson, CL Smooth, Timbuktu (Sweden’s major artist), etc. Rakiem has worked with and played saxophone for Roy Ayers, Gil Scott Heron, The RZA, SWV, Keith Sweat, Dipset, Lehman College graduate big band, etc. He is also a voting member of the Recording Academy. He also possesses his own label Walker Entertainment Group (WEG) distributed by SONY.
GLR¥A’s 4.5 octaves resonate from shared stages with Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Deborah Cox and Patti LaBelle. Also, across platforms from A&E’s Lifetime TV, YouTube Private Events and the History Channel. She’s shared her voice for the brands :JP Morgan Chase, The Rockefeller Family’s Oceana Foundation, IBM, MasterCard,Chanel, Gucci, French Connection, and Dapper Dan. She has had residencies in some of New York’s most recognized hot spots and has been classically trained by vocal coach legend, Dr. Lena McLin. hile GLR¥A has a few Grammy nods under her belt as a background vocalist, she’s most excited about the release of her upcoming album on Sony/Orchard/WhatevaOK and Walker Entertainment Group.
For more information, please visit the event website.
Image: Rakiem Walker