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Black Queer Artists Takeover MOBIFest 2023 | Exclusive Photo Recap

Updated: Jun 13, 2023

Exclusive | Photo Recap

MOBIFest 2023 was a success! MOBIFest's Live event, which took place on Saturday, June 10th, showcased some of the "most talented, fearless, and driven" upcoming Black queer musicians they've seen.


Hosted by Kenneth Kyrell and Maria Van Cartier, the festival returned to the Music Hall of Williamsburg as its venue. Gaye Magazine had the pleasure to attend in person to witness the festivities!


As we previously reported, MOBI announced its lineup of Black queer artists which includes Siaira Shawn, The Dragon Sisters, Damez, FunkyReggaeHouseParty, Rodney Chrome, Elijah Boothe, Sedric Perry, Neverending Nina, Mylah Muse, Cakey Koutour, Chrystian Lehr, DJ DARJAR, TENZ, and Diva’s Live Drag performance set featuring drag stars: Alisha Day, Cici Nicole, Pryncess Carter, Cookie D’Lite, Tina Twirler, Harmonica Sunbeam, Dev Doee, Milan Garçon, and Jus Jahlisa.


Check Out our Photo Recap of MOBIFest Live!

Hosts Kenneth Kyrell and Maria Van Cartier | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™

Damez | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™
Damez (@Damez) | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™

Harmonica Sunbeam | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™

Cici Nicole | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™
Cici Nicol (@iamcicinicole) | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™

Milan Garcon | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™


Mylah Muse | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™

Mylah Muse (@MylahMusic) | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™

Cakey Kouture | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™
@OfficialCakeyKoutour | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™

Chrystian Lehr | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™
Chrystian Lehr (@chrystianonline)

Chrystian Lehr | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™

Alisha Day (@alishadayqueen) | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™
Alisha Day | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™

Sedric Perry (@sedricperry) | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™

Rodney Chrome (@rodneychrome) | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™

Kenneth Kyrell (@kennethkyrell) and Maria Van Cartier (dearmarianyc)
Sedric Perry (@sedricperry)

Rodney Chrome

Maria Can Cartier (@dearmarianyc)

Issa from The Dragon Sisters (@issabigdragon) | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™
Odessa of The Dragon Sisters (odessabigdragon) | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™


@TheDragonSisters | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™

MOBI Founder DaShawn Usher (Left) Gaye Magazine Editor in Chief K. Keith (Middle) MOBI Deputy Director Julian Walker
Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™

MOBIFest Team and Staff (2023) | Photo Credit: @BruceTookIt / Gaye Magazine™

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