Essence Festival 2018 Review, Very Local New Orleans

"The Hollygrove local and NOCCA grad stunned a Superlounge crowd"

 by ALEX GALBRAITH

by ALEX GALBRAITH

Jovan appeared in an outfit befitting of her seemingly supernatural voice. The NOCCA grad and Hollygrove resident stepped out onto the stage in a dress made of layers on layers of white tulle. The cloud-like outfit, when coupled with Jovan’s soaring voice, seemed to take the evening to a new elevation. Stepping out of the busy and loud walkways that ring the arena into her mellow, low-light space was a trip through the veil into another world, one a little bit higher than our own where Jovan could sing songs about praise and exultation.