ATL Soul Weekly (May 19-25): Khari Cabral Simmons, Sanford Biggers + more

Musician/producer Khari Cabral Simmons (Photo courtesy of the artist)

Presenting ATL Soul Weekly, Slo*Mo’s curated look at some of the week’s most notable sights, sounds and events.


May 20 — Okorie “OKCello” Johnson. $25. 8 p.m. City Winery Atlanta. More info:

May 20 — Springtime at Buteco: Nick Rosen on keys, plus singer Julie Dexter, musician/vocalist Dashill Smith and more. Free. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Buteco. More info:

May 21 — Jazz at the High with Khari Cabral Simmons. Acclaimed bassist/producer/bandleader Khari Cabral Simmons takes the stage once again after a pandemic-induced hiatus. Along with his full band, Simmons will undoubtedly be providing his trademarked blend of jazz, bossa nova, soul, boogie and more as the soundscape for the evening (and in a socially distanced, outdoor setting). If you’re ready to get out and see some live, in-person music, we’d suggest bringing your booty to the High. Free-$25. (All tickets must be reserved online in advance.) 6 p.m.-9 p.m. High Museum of Art. More info:

May 22 — Creative Conversations featuring Sanford Biggers: Atlanta-based curator/art educator/all-around bigwig Karen Comer Lowe delivers another edition of her IG Live discussion series — Creative Conversations — this time focusing on multidisciplinary artist Sanford Biggers, his immersive new exhibition at Rockefeller Center and more. 11:30 a.m. More info: @kcloartsy.

May 22 — HeartBeeps featuring Jeremy Avalon. Show up late and bring cash. MJQ. More info:

May 22 — Parlor presents: SPACE — A Socially Distanced Experience with Salah Ananse. Free admission. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Parlor.


Mereba — “Rider” (Official Music Video): We’ve been posting the audio for this track for a couple weeks now, but singer/rapper/songwriter Mereba has finally dropped a visual for “Rider” (the first single from her forthcoming album, “Azeb”) — and it’s a dope one. More info:

Jermaine Hardsoul — “The Black Woman is God”: It’s good to see producer/vocalist Jermaine Hardsoul back on the scene with new music and a new video, especially one so relevant and righteous. More info: