When: Fri., April 28, 10:30 p.m. 2017
Brooklyn’s Lady Moon & the Eclipse create a textured, voluminous blend of R&B, Afrobeat and multicultural sounds. To stand in their audience is to become one with the band itself — and perhaps even the cosmos. To wit, lead vocalist Ngonda Badila’s first name means “moon” in Congolese. The band “illuminates” her as she sings, thus becoming a stand-in for the sun. The audience bears witness as the Earth, and an eclipse is metaphorically created. The group’s debut EP, Believe, bears traces of the last several decades of R&B, and vibrates with as much spirituality as it does danceable energy. Lady Moon & the Eclipse play on Friday, April 28, at Radio Bean in Burlington.