The X Collective are set to stream a special live performance from the Grand Social this Sunday in association with the Irish Arts Center in NYC
The event which will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook will feature performances from Chloë Agnew, Gemma Bradley, ELKAE, Tolu Makay, Shy Mascot, Zeenie Summers, Toshín, Zapho and Shookrah.
“The X Collective is mass-collaborative in that the music and art produced is the combined efforts and work of it’s artists and creatives. It’s cultural in that it provides a space where different cultures are shared, explored, and nurtured through art, and it’s imaginative in that it promotes combined success rather than individualistic ideologies in striving for solidarity,” says X Collective co-founder Ele Breslin aka Zapho.
“As a music organisation we were made to modify how we work in this physically restrictive landscape – in particular adapting to a world without concerts and events. In a time of lost connection, our collective has continued to connect, create, and collaborate. Ireland needs a safe place where artists, most of whom have been negatively impacted by the crisis through loss of paid work, can reconnect while sustaining their livelihood and therefore find comfort from the pandemics aftershock.”
“The X Collective: A Modern Ireland in Music” will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook on Sunday, August 9 at 10pm GMT, with all social distancing protocols followed by the artists, crew, and venue staff.