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A Look into the Music: Marsha Ambrosius Tori Campbell Prof. Tober May 1, 2014 Imagine a crowd of people with on the edge of your seat, nail-biting excitement. People were bubbling with energy and some alcohol to loosen everyone up. The lights are dim and the show is about to start. The slow melodic notes of the piano echo through the theater and out walks the singer dressed in an all lace number and a shawl showing more skin than covering. It is evident that this event is definitely for the “grown and sexy”. On Sunday March 8, 2014, I attended a Masha Ambrosius concert in which she was promoting her album friends and lovers. During the course of the show there were 4 different performances all of which had different effects on the…show more content…
Next up was the all-male R&B vocalist group, mprynt. The group is composed of four males all from Philadelphia. As a group they are comparable to 90’s male groups such as Jodeci, Dru Hill, and B2K. When they first stepped on stage they immediately grabbed the attention of the crowd. They started with a melody of popular 90s songs from all male groups such as the ones previously stated. They appealed more to the females in the room because of the sexual innuendos and dance moves they performed. They had a very strong stage presence they demanded the attention of the audience. Mprynt gave a wide range of vocal harmonies and this added to their overall appeal to the women in the room which was evident by the screams and whoos heard throughout the venue. Finally the last performer and in my opinion the best of the night, Ms. Marsha Ambrosius. Marsha Ambrosuis is an R&B singer. According to R&B is defined as “a style of music developed by African Americans that combines blues and jazz, characterized by a strong backbeat and repeated variations on syncopated instrumental phrases.” As she sang Marsha gave a story as to the songs she performed and related it back to the album’s title whether the song related to lovers or friends and if she though that two people could be lovers and friends. There was no question as to what the song implied or was about during the performance
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