SOBs is itself a NYC legend. The venue has served as a launching pad for some world class musicians while they were up-and-comers who have since come back to perform on the same stage (e.g. Kanye, John Legend, etc). The diversity of genres adds a fantastic dynamic: on any given day you may find yourself absorbed in afro-cuban rhythms as well as modern hip-hop.
NYC's longest running R&B and soul showcase
The descendant of warrior princes, the son of two black African parents, Afro-pop pioneer Salif Keita was born “white.” Inheriting albinism, a lack of skin pigmentation, Keita instantly stood out among other Africans and stood out as a spokesperson for tolerance in all forms.