Riddim Section – Online - A new monthly music series that draws life directly from the cultures found across Queens. After all, where there is culture, there is music—and where there is music, there is life. The socially distanced artists in Riddim Section, live-streamed from JCAL, cover genres including afrobeat, calypso, chutney, kompa, reggae, R&B and more. The program includes six performances, February to June, 2021. April 21st, 2021-- Tony Adè- Afro Beat Tony Adè self-taught his skills on the west African talking drum which gave birth to Tony being the first artist to introduce the talking drum into mainstream pop music during his performance with Janet Jackson live on "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" for Janet’s single “Made For Now” featuring Daddy Yankee in 2018. Tony Adè was also the first music director in the United States to orchestrate an official live band entity to perform with some of the top Afrobeats artists such as Davido, 2Face, Flavour, Ali Kiba, Adekunle Gold, Olamide, Phyno, Aramide, Efya, Emma Nyra, Runtown, and many more. Tony was also the first music director in the United States, to facilitate the live band for one of the biggest global Afrobeats concert series, One Africa Music Fest! Moving forward, Tony Ade’s debut project titled “Seraphic Alpha” is only the beginning to many more music to be shared with the world!