I had the pleasure of witnessing this glorious talent perform over a year ago, at the first annual Honey Groove music festival in Washington, DC. The voice is comparable only to the magnetic energy exuded on stage. As the closing act, it was immediately obvious why Danni was selected to be so. I had been dancing for about 5 hours when this force graced the stage, so it is fair to say my energy wasn’t at its peak–I had given so much of it to the amazing artists who had preceded. It had been a wonderful evening of music and dancing, but needless to say I was ready to turndown. Danni hit the stage like a tidal wave—presence screaming “I’m here. You will listen. And you will love it!” She opened her mouth and I slipped into her passion. This was what she loved doing. It was effortless, it was flawless, it was the perfect closing to a musical high. She was the ride you didn’t want to get off; “cool on the outside, hot in the middle.” This is the artist you go home and hungrily find more music from. The music is from the era of cassettes and boomboxes. Danni is an artist’s artist. Danni is harmony. If you aren’t familiar bless your life immediately and give this music a listen, now! If you are familiar, then you’re already aware of why you should press play.
‘Love and hug more’ – Yours truly, Ms. Malcolm Hughes
Ms. Malcolm Hughes is the editor-in-chief of For Your Black? Conscious. She is a Chicago, IL native–from the city, not the suburbs–strategizing in Washington, D.C. She strives every day not to disappoint or defer the dreams of her 13 year old self. Because at that age, more than any other, she just wanted to see her people win. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter @fybconscious.