Melodies of Ibeji featuring Okara Imani + Allison Victoria

Enjoy a soulful evening of vibe and expression with three of Indy's top soul artists Allison Victoria, Okara Imani and Jared Thompson, on June 23.

Allison Victoria is a singer, songwriter, emcee, and self-taught musician from Indianapolis, IN. Her style ranges from soul, hip-hop, Rnb, folk, gospel, pop, jazz & much more. Allison always brings a refreshing rawness on and off the stage. She rooted herself in the community by using her art with purpose. Her mission is to be a true voice for others and spread love one song at a time.

Okara Imani is a Daughter of the Moon, a vocalist, and a writer. She studied classical music and was been raised under the influence of R&B, blues, funk, jazz, alternative and rock. She has been writing prose, poetry, and melodies for most of her life with the aforementioned influences, performed across many Indianapolis stages, including The Chatterbox, The Hi-Fi, Square Cat Vinyl, The Jazz Kitchen and The Vogue. She is grateful share this space with you, to attune our vibrations, with the honor of singing out a reflection of us all. To know thyself is to be well within and without!

The Jazz Kitchen

5377 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220

Venue Phone: 317-253-4900

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We have a few surprises in there too. Maybe it's not all about tequila but it certainly has a theme going on. Take a look at some of these great tequila brands and start making some amazing margaritas today!

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For many students, attending university is a profound, often life-changing, transition. It is often the student’s first time living on their own without parental supervision. This lifestyle is also accompanied by a period of self-discovery, of defining and redefining a sense of personal identity largely independent of the influence of family and friends from home.

For students who are members of the LGBTQ+ community, this rite of passage can also be a deeply empowering one. Indeed, attending university may be the student’s first real opportunity to explore their gender identity in a safe, comfortable, and accepting college.

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Disclaimer: My trip was provided courtesy of a press trip but all opinions about the trip and events are my own. Please note there are affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I may earn a commission if you make a purchase.

I had the opportunity to visit Mexico for an event José Cuervo was putting on, the unveiling of their premium tequila brand, Reserva de la Familia. The trip was all about tequila, how to drink it properly, how to pair it with food, and of course, visiting various points of interest in Guadalajara while tasting tequila along the way.

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