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.