- Aug 13, 2022
- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aprina Love at Jazz Brunch
Uptown Cincinnati comes to life this summer with Uptown Arts Alive, free outdoor performances, six days a week designed to enliven our neighborhoods and bring people together through art! Happening in each of the 5 neighborhoods of Uptown, these 66 unique events will feature bands, musicians, actors, puppeteers, DJs, dancers, and performers of all types.
Jazz Brunch happens each Saturday (June 4 – Aug 13) from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Start your weekend off right with performances by local jazz musicians.
About the Band: AprinasRevolutionaryLove
Aprina Johnson also known as AprinasRevolutionaryLove, is a self proclaimed musical-communal activist. She has positioned herself to create, revolutionary sounds and use her music to ONLY, heal, educate and edify the listener. Each song is married with a guerilla style campaign to fully activate/submerge each participant in a radical lifestyle change. When you see Aprina around your town doing originals or covers just prepare to be hyper inspired. Aprina is a multi-cultural, multi-genre musician. Her writing career started in poetry/spoken word in the year 2000. She then started to assemble those poems into raps. Shortly after this rap passion was established she started to add melodic, dulce vocals to hooks of her raps. Over time her rap started to collide into her singing which gave her an explosive delivery to every song.
The gift of music has always been present. Life’s adversity brought the gift completely out. As far as singing, she has always had the ear. Aprina’s mother was a back up singer for multiple bands, and she rehearsed regularly at home. So music was present daily during her childhood. Melodies have always followed her throughout the duration of her life. Any song she heard she could easily pick it up. As time went on she started using instruments to give her own expressions and interpretation of these sounds. Her voice was always her main instrument, yet she learned to use these things to enhance her presence. It took a long time for her to feel confident enough in her singing voice. Alto voices are often times the least celebrated in the music industry. Aprina also discovered that music aimed to do less entertaining and more empowering is very under appreciated as well. As she put herself out into the world more she began to realize how valuable her message was and she eventually succumbed to the beauty and power of her voice. Now she is one a journey to spread revolutionary love through her music. Learn more about why revolutionary, radical love is her mission here: https://aprinasrevolutionarylove.org/about/
This performance is made possible through support from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and by American Rescue Plan funds from the City of Cincinnati, administered through ArtsWave.