Philadelphia-born and New York City-raised musician Noni Rene produced her own sound of "Grunge-Soul" while a student at Lincoln University.  

In June 2014, she released a joint EP with Washington, DC producer NishoSoul, titled "Coming To Paz". The conceptual Lo-Fi Alternative R&B album is available for streaming and download exclusively at The following summer saw the release of her upbeat single “Good Vibes”.

Noni has opened for Hip Hop legends Big Daddy Kane (2013) and Rakim (2014) at the ODUNDE Festival. In 2014, she was the Viewer's Choice to open for Tamar Kali and jessica Care moore at Bedford Stuyvesant's STooPS Festival. In 2015 and 2016, Noni performed as a semi-finalist for the AFROPUNK Battle of the Bands. Also in 2016, Noni Rene was the runner-up in the Queens Library Battle of the Bands. Since, she has performed concerts at several Queens Library locations, and returned to the BOTB twice as a judge.

On March 28, 2019, Noni Rene recorded an exclusive direct-to-vinyl live session with Leesta Vall Sound Recordings. 

Currently, Noni performs for Sofar Sounds in multiple cities, and attends The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. She is preparing her upcoming studio release, titled “Un:Nōn” (read: “Unknown”), and leading a US tour of the same title.

"Noni's songs are very relatable and personable, which allows the audience to get lost in her words as they spiral into a parallel universe also known as the mind of 'TheVillageKid.'"




The Un:Nōn Tour


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Hi, I'm Noni Rene, aka TheVillageKid. I perform, study and write music.

For example, I was voted into the AFROPUNK Battle of the Bands in 2015, as well as in 2016. In addition, check out my single, "Good Vibes"! 

I make music to inspire young women to express themselves! READ MORE