NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The Apollo Theater will celebrate the influence and legacy of Jimi Hendrix on Saturday, Nov. 26 in a one night only concert called “Hendrix In Harlem.” The concert chronicles the early R & B influences that defined Hendrix’s pioneering rock experimentation.
Singer Nona Hendryx stopped by CityViews and talked to Sharon Barnes-Waters about her performance and her tribute to her cousin, Jimi.
“I’m gonna bring late 60s early vibe to the stage and doing a song like “Freedom” which is one of the ones that I chose to do. Jimi was writing about then, but the song speaks to now,” Hendryx told Barnes-Waters.
She says his influence and what he was able to do at that time, helped her as an African-American woman who decided she wanted to do Rock & Roll.
Jamilla Deria, Director of Programming for the Apollo, said Jim Hendrix was an Amateur Night winner and is an Apollo legend. As they approached his 74th birthday on Nov. 27, they wanted to honor and celebrate him.
Hendrix in Harlem will also feature performers Fishbone, Ernie Isley, Saul Williams, Liv Warfield and more.
For tickets go to the Apollo Theater box office or Ticketmaster.