The Onyx event was a night of music and style

The Onyx event was a night of music and style

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and BRI showcased the voices and talents of student-artists of color in an array of mediums.
Published: December 7, 2021
BRI at The Onyx Concert & Show in the Schine Underground on Dec. 2, 2021
Artist BRI smiles behind her mask at the crowd while performing during The Onyx, An Evening of Music and Style at Schine Underground on Fri., Dec. 3. The live show was presented by BRI and The Office of Multicultural Affairs.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and student musical artist BRI invited students to put on the chicest black attire and come to the Schine Underground for a night of music and style on Dec. 3.

SU juniors David Barbier Jr. and Megan Simon hosted The Onyx, an event showcasing the voices and talents of student artists of color. Anita Frasier, Shakira Santos, and BRI performed, and SU student entrepreneurs Dylan Antigua and Adore Ellis tabled for their businesses. The five students came together to deliver a night of music and fashion that celebrated diversity on campus.

Santos, a music industry student specializing in classical voice, opened the show with guitar-accompanied ballads in English and Spanish, including her single “Isolate,” a song about loneliness and God’s support through difficult times.

Music industry and jazz and commercial music senior Frasier followed. Her website states she wants to create “God-centered music that influences all people and audiences in such a way that they will feel at peace and empowered.”

Bandier junior BRI closed out the evening with a mix of her original songs and some covers. After the two slower, more relaxed acts before her, she brought energy and upbeat tracks to the stage to get the audience on their feet.

The Onyx Concert & Show in the Schine Underground on Dec. 2, 2021
Anita Frasier performs during The Onyx live show on Friday.

Music wasn’t the only talent displayed at the event. Antigua and Ellis both showcased their respective clothing lines at The Onyx.

Antigua started Pour Les Gens clothing brand. The name comes from the French phrase meaning “for the people” and aims to be a brand for all people — from any race, gender and sexual orientation.

Ellis founded the brand LAVE, standing for “Love Adore’s Versions of Everyone.” According to LAVE’s website, Ellis created the brand to inspire everyone to love themselves to the fullest.

The Onyx Concert & Show in the Schine Underground on Dec. 2, 2021
Audience members stand and applause artist BRI during The Onyx live show at Schine Underground. The show was an all black attire event.
The Onyx Concert & Show in the Schine Underground on Dec. 2, 2021
Shakira Santos performs in front of a live audience during The Onyx show.
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