Nite Bjuti is an Afro Carribean avant -garde Jazz trio composed of Candice Hoyes, Val Jeanty and Mimi Jone. Known for their enthralling musical blend and powerful narratives, the Brooklyn three-piece have just shared their first single “Mood (Liberation Walk)” off of their forthcoming album set for release later this Spring.
“Mood (Liberation Walk)” explores a girl coming of age and the many emotions and feelings that accompany it. From body changes, to altering perspectives, and experiences, Nite Bjuti so brilliantly creates a unique musical treasure that chronicles the woman’s journey of going through puberty. Candice Hoyes confides, “in ‘Mood (Liberation Walk)’ we express the sudden sensation of a girl jumping/jumped into puberty, roped into a new emotional reality, physicality and societal positionality. As explored in the music video, she jumps through the portals of her own design right until the street lights flicker. Jumping is tied to shared childhood experiences, embodies connectivity and the chasmic leaps of growth in the Black womanly experience.” Musically, “Mood (Liberation Walk)” blends together mesmerizing, raw vocals with Haitian influenced drums, and colliding rhythms for an experimental and fresh sound. Frenetic beats thump alongside echoing spoken word vocals and improvisational Jazz landscapes making “Mood (Liberation Walk)” a must listen.
Nite Bjuti began their musical journey debuting at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of celebrating 2018 International Women’s Day. Since then, the trio have created an album that was funded by the NYC Women’s Fund in Jazz Music. Their upcoming debut explores such important themes as coming of age, loss, love and spiritual evolution. Take a listen to Nite Bjuti’s new single “Mood (Liberation Walk)” now and tweet us your thoughts @celebmix