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Lady Moon & The Eclipse released their debut EP, "Believe" in 2018, and are currently producing their full length album "Journey to the Cosmic Soul," due out in 2019; photo by Jose Cotto.

TLC #70 — The Berkshire Music Project Launches with Lady Moon & The Eclipse

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by Jason Velázquez

In this episode, we speak with Josh Bennett, founder of the Berkshire Music Project, which seeks to grow the area’s live music scene. The very first show features Afrobeat and R&B-influenced Lady Moon & The Eclipse at 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret in Pittsfield.

Live music fans can also monitor their upcoming events at their “listening room” Facebook group.

Lady Moon & The Eclipse have been called "charmingly retro," by the New York Times; photo by Austin Donohue.
Lady Moon & The Eclipse have been called “charmingly retro,” by the New York Times; photo by Austin Donohue.

“Our mission is to utilize local organizations and community input to bring diverse musical talent into Berkshire County, support and promote local talent, and fill the gaps that remain in an emerging music scene.”

Berkshire Music Project

Lady Moon & The Eclipse

From the band’s promotional materials:

Led by vocalist Ngonda Badila, aka Lady Moon, the Brooklyn-based collective Lady Moon & The Eclipse features artists originally from the Republic of the Congo, France, Japan, New York, and Chicago. Together, they form a soulful gumbo of R&B and Afrobeat-influenced music that The New York Times calls “neosoul with a cross-genre bentÖ charmingly retro with rich harmonies.” The band has toured extensively across the United States, opening for Kamasi Washington, Amanda Palmer, Maxi Priest, and Tank and the Bangas. With a marked emphasis on inclusivity and spiritual unity, Lady Moon & The Eclipseís live experience is a loving celebration of growth and positive change. Through soaring vocal textures and funky rhythms, the bandís inspirational music explores the infinite journey to become one’s best self.

After bringing down the house at Mr. Finn's, Lady Moon & the Eclipse are headed to the Rockwood Music Hall in N.Y.C. May 3rd; photo by Jose Cotto.
After bringing down the house at Mr. Finn’s, Lady Moon & the Eclipse are headed to the Rockwood Music Hall in N.Y.C. May 3rd; photo by Jose Cotto.

Jason Velázquez has worked in print and digital journalism and publishing for two decades.
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