Photo by Mike Shane Photography

New Yorkers! Pay attention. Most of you haven’t been to Staten Island. I’m sure even more of you have never gone out on Staten Island or listened to local talent from the Island since Wu-Tang Clan. Well, I’m here to tell you to stop sleeping and here’s the perfect opportunity to get woke.

ISLA – a Staten Island-based party – will be throwing an all-star Global Local affair on Saturday, February 7th celebrating the release of New York City’s best kept secret Nani Castle and her new project. More about Nani:

Daughter to a Chilean exile and Irish American, urban renewalist Nani Castle aka Emiliana Castillo is a Bronx-born, Staten Island-raised vanguard artist. Castle’s sound weaves an eclectic blanket of raw lyrics which manage to simultaneously celebrate femininity in a way not heard in hip-hop since Foxy Brown. Proclaimed as one of the “Top Five Underground Artists” by NYC party promoter legend Contessa Stuto, Nani Castle is New York City’s best kept secret. With a BA in Visual Arts from SUNY Purchase, her political activism which was passed down by her father and a strong classical dance background have evolved into a deep-voiced super-heroine character which fearlessly tackles risky themes and deliver immaculate visual storytelling.

Click below to RSVP on Facebook and check out the full line-up: