Indie Wednesdays Brings A New Vibe To The Hill

DJ Ferguson performs Donny Hathaway "A Song for You"

The Unsigned Artist Organization (TUA) hosted its first Indie Wednesday at 7 p.m.

As guests made their way to the Rattlers Den on Floroda A&M’s campus, they were greeted by a variety of artists.

TUA is a group of music students who started the organization to work together to build a platform for one another.

Event Coordinator, Henry Duhart is a third-year FAMU music industry student from Fort Pierce, Fla.

He explained how his inspirations for the event came from wanting to give local artist a social networking opportunity.

“My goal was to have a 30-person turnout. I want this to be something that artist feel obligated to come to just because of the energy,” Duhart said.

From poets, to break dancers, the event was able to showcase the diversity of artists.

Angelica Simmons, also known as Anala, is a third-year FAMU music education major from Orlando, Fla., she serves as the secretary of the TUA.  She works with vendors for the event while helping recruit performers.

Anala expressed her thoughts on Indie Wednesdays and the artists participating.

“It's an inspiring event just to see all these people doing all these things on their own,” Anala said. Even if you're not an artist, you can still be inspired. It shows you that it's possible to be a student and put on a great event.”

Darrington Ferguson, a second-year FAMU psychology student from Tallahassee performed Donny Hathaway’s  “A Song For You.”

Ferguson, who is also apart of TUA, spoke on his experience at Indie Wednesday.

“I think it was a great turnout. It could have been bigger, but this is only the beginning. There’s a lot of talent at FAMU, but not everyone knows about it,” Ferguson stated.

Indie Wednesdays will take place on the first Wednesday of every month in the Rattlers Den at 7 p.m., and admission is free.

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