On the evening of 3 August 2023, People of Ari presented an unforgettable night of live music at PoA White Box, Yellow Lane. The spotlight was on singer-songwriter Jesse Mekwattana as he graced the stage, captivating the audience with his distinctive musical style. Jesse and his band brought to PoA White Box his soulful original music, blending folk, rock, blues, and world flavours. With just three performers, they conjured up an assortment of unique, vibrant sounds, showcasing their skills on the guitar, cello, harmonica, percussion, trumpet, and even an accordion!
Jesse's performance was a remarkable fusion of various genres, including country, blues, rock, psychedelic, world music, and electronic. His music seamlessly blended the timeless essence of classic country legends, the raw energy of local rock acts, and the rich tapestry of world sounds. This fusion created a musical experience that transcended eras and genres, offering both a nod to tradition and a contemporary artistic vision.