This Summer’s last Levitt Amp Concert at Mill Hill Park will conclude tonight with headliner Rev. Sekou & The Freedom Fighters preceded by an opening performance featuring Kingsley Ibeneche.
Reverend Osagyefo Sekou, born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in the rural Arkansas Delta, brings a unique combination of North Mississippi Hill Country Music, Arkansas Delta Blues, Memphis Soul and Pentecostal steel guitar.
A noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker, and musician, Rev. Sekou has authored five books as a delegate to the People’s World Climate Change Conference in Bolivia and served on the National Political Hip Hop Convention Platform Committee. Following Hurricane Katrina, Reverend Sekou moved to New Orleans, founding the local Interfaith Worker Justice Center.
While Fresh on the Philly music scene, Kingsley Ibeneche is no stranger to the stage. Trained in dance, Kingsley received a degree in Ballet Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Born and raised in Camden, NJ to Nigerian parents, he toured Europe soon after graduation, performing modern dance.
He dropped his first ever EP in May 2017 titled “CHi”, a work that delivers a range of dynamic tones and explores hip-hop & folk beats. Commanding a lane of his own, Kingsley combines his love of music and dance to make Soul-Experimental music fill every corner with physically charged sounds and fluid melodic movements.