The first Saturday of August 2017 is made for Lovers of all things Dope! The Black Market (Instagram : @blackmarketdudley) of Dudley Square and Sessions Boston each are hosting events that will radiate our lives from Noon Saturday until the early Sunday morning hours. LIVING is the plan!

Beginning at Noon, The Black Market brings its AFRO-ROX day long outdoor festival to the grounds at The First Church at 10 Putnam Street at John Eliot Square in Roxbury. DJs Chris London, Savuth and Bruno soundtrack the afternoon and early evening in celebration of “Afrobeat Style, Art and Culture.” “Over 30 vendors” will be present and the day includes a live performance by Boston Soul Singer Lee Wilson of the absolutely passion driven chart topping “The La La Song” produced by Kelvin Sylvester! Get into it! The Royal Tribe that is The House of Nahdra will also be showcasing the incredible detail and talent of Boston Empress Nahdra Ra Kiros. There will also be dance performances as well as spoken word shared. AFRO-ROX will be the deal this Saturday afternoon!!! #TRUST Massive Respect to Chris and Kai Grant for the Soul work they continue to put into their community, the people and the lives of us all. #LEADERS

Come the hour of 10 p.m. and the boogie belongs to the Men of Sessions Boston and their guest this month, DJ Savuth! Fresh off the decks at Afro-Rox, DJ Savuth brings to Sessions his 100% love and dedication to this thang we call House Music. Alongside Residents Leo Alarcon and Soultronic Love, if you are looking for a dance into bliss nightcap, these Men are the Ones! #ASKSOMEBODY

Sessions Boston happens every first Saturday night of the month at Machine, 1256 Boylston Street, Boston. This is a 21+ event. $5 before 11 p.m. $10 from then on…

Afro-Rox is an all ages, free gathering and both Afro-Rox and Sessions are the Truth! Good people, beautiful strangers, the drum. Reflected Hearts.

Open invite for YOU and YOURS to attend one or both of these community events and enjoy August’s first Saturday. Summers were made for days and nights like this! Rejuvenate in Sound, Sight and Movement…it’s Ours!


Liza Zayas is a lover of writing and dancing and celebrates both as a singer and songwriter performing as Luna del Flor. You can hear her collaborative sounds and experience life through her storytelling. She invites you to dance. Her poetry seeks to initiate dialogue by intentionally expressing consequences of love, lust, ego and self-respect.