THE BLOG
07/28/2016 07:59 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Alice Smith at Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

AFROPUNK's Girrrl Riot featuring Alice Smith brought out an enthusiast audience of fans for pop and soul singer Alice Smith.

Smith is a bit hard to pigeon-hole, as she explores any number of different genres. She's a complicated mix of voices, a bit Beyonce - a bit Norah Jones. AFROPUNK presents a concert full of strong women, described by the New York Times as America's "most multicultural festival," Smith's powerful vocals galvanized the crowd at Damrosch Park - with stark and explosive vocals and an emotionally stunning performance.

For Smith, it was a return home - as she told the audience she'd been a student at Fordham University not that long ago.

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