WASHINGTON — Black American musical performances can be extra culturally affirming at certain times of the year. May 18, production company 8thaus and recording artist Opal Dillard gifted the nation’s capital a teaser for an approaching Black Music Month.
Opal headlined volume 1 of 8thaus’ “SENSORSHIP” series at Songbyrd Music House.
Designated a full moon party, tarot readings, meditation and other pursuits of the psyche preluded taking to the stage. Opal commanded the show with two-fold crowd control, gracing the microphone and acting as her own DJ. Drummer Bangloud added synergistic spark to the Adams Neighborhood rathskeller.
If fortune bringing is a thing, Opal let Rappurview in on some augury:
“I’m going to be dropping some new music pretty soon. I also am trying to put together an album. As you can see, I have a lot of songs but I only have four songs that I’ve actually released. So I want to put together an album and that is what you can expect from me in the very near future.”
Opal was not the only magic maker. 8thaus used S E N S O R S H I P to exercise First Amendment rights.
This could be what President Jimmy Carter always wanted.