IISMA was born on September 17th, 1985 in San Juan Puerto Rico. Born into a very musically inclined family, he developed an interest in music at a very young age, listening to mostly salsa, but it wasn't til his teens that he would discover his gift in singing. His family moved from P.R. when he was 5 years old, as they all got acclimated to the US, he was exposed to the R&B/Soul scene, which is where he found his niche.
IISMA has been writing and recording for over 10 years now.
He released his first single titled RUN. in 2018 and released his first project "SUPERHUMAN" on Feb 14th.
Chillback, Relax official video
Gwendolyn Collins Presents: The Virgo Lounge UK Soul Sessions
Thank you LONDON for the love and support you have shown me from the beginning of the year! Being on your side of the world singing my songs was an amazing experience, and the love you showered me with was UNREAL! I will always hold these moments spent in the UK so dearly! - IISMA
Festival Betances has become a staple in New England’s Latin community and the Boston summer festival season. Every year the in-person event has drawn a 3,000-person multicultural audience. The last two virtual Festival Betances celebrations had over 60k viewers, 43% of those being specific to Massachusetts.
Soul of Central Square, we will be celebrating old soul, new soul and honoring our past and present artists. We will feature Cambridge area soul, blues, Caribbean and jazz performers, who will be presenting with a soulful vibe. Some of the past Cambridge musical luminaries we would like to give homage who are no longer with us are: Patricia Dance (Co-Director of Choir, St. Paul AME church), Little Joe Cook of Cantab Lounge, and Steel Pannist Mackie Burnett and Edjir Paseos of Brasilero. Confirmed artists include The Mastadonis Project Band, Tempo International Steel Orchestra, iisma, Genevieve, DJ Cruz/Maurice Wilkey and DJ Nomadik.
iLive Music/Radio & The Virgo Lounge have a solid history in investing in artists that traverse the independent soul scene. We will curating an online festival for independent soul artists to be streamed on FB Live and relayed to Youtube.
This festival will take place between the 20th April and 25th April hosted by Gwendolyn Collins of The Virgo, featuring 18 artists from all over the world.
We are at an unprecedented point in time where these artists are losing 'work', bookings and gigs. Venues are closed, tours and festivals are cancelled.
Many have turned to online platforms to help maintain visibility and for some, an opportunity to gain revenue. This landscape is now over saturated with artists of all levels 'live streaming' individual performances.
The Soulfest Lounge showcases local and international artists with the focus on soul infused music for a mature audience. Soulfest Lounge promises to be an experience you will never forget.
The Virgo Lounge Brand is a vehicle to promote and support independent artists thru live performances, radio promo and social media awareness.
The Virgo Lounge meets the 2019 Soulfest Lounge will bring back Gwendolyn Collins, Alisha Glover and Mycah Chevalier. This year also brings Nadira Norjahan, Iisma and David Hammett.
This is a show not to be missed, doors open at 7pm, showtime at 8pm
𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐋𝐀𝐑𝐆𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝟑 𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝐏𝐔𝐄𝐑𝐓𝐎 𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐍 𝐅𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐀𝐋 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐂𝐑𝐎𝐒𝐒 𝐂𝐔𝐋𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐀𝐋 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐈𝐍 𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐄𝐍𝐆𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐃!
𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐀𝐋 𝐑𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐒 - 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓 𝐅𝐑𝐎𝐌 𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐋𝐘 -𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝐋𝐀𝐑𝐆𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝐅𝐄𝐑𝐑𝐈𝐒 𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐄𝐋 𝐈𝐍 𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐄𝐍𝐆𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐃 ,𝐂𝐔𝐋𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐀𝐋 𝐃𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄𝐒, 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐈𝐆𝐆𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐎𝐋𝐃 𝐒𝐂𝐇𝐎𝐎𝐋 𝐒𝐀𝐋𝐒𝐀, 𝐌𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐆𝐔𝐄 , 𝐑𝐄𝐆𝐆𝐀𝐄𝐓𝐎𝐍, 𝐑&𝐁 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐓𝐘𝐏𝐄𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐌𝐔𝐒𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐋 𝐁𝐀𝐍𝐃𝐒, 𝐅𝐎𝐎𝐃, 𝐌𝐄𝐑𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐃𝐈𝐙𝐄 𝐅𝐑𝐎𝐌 𝐏𝐔𝐄𝐑𝐓𝐎 𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐎 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐌𝐀𝐍𝐘 𝐋𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍 𝐂𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒. 𝐡𝐭𝐭𝐩𝐬://𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐩𝐮𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐟𝐦𝐚.𝐨𝐫𝐠
2019 Puerto Rican Festival Coronation A Cultural pageant where beauty is within and how much pride you have in your Puerto Rico. A really fun Event with live Music starting iisma a new Puerto Rican R&B singer, DJ, Dance and food. Entry fee only $30.00 dollars come out of your home , support the girls and your Culture. Meet our Great new police commissioner and many more people.
A Top Night of Soul…3 Soul Divas, straight from the USA, who all made an impact on the UK Soul Charts, collaborate for a unique show as Gwendolyn Collins Presents The Virgo Lounge UK Soul Sessions taking place September 22nd at the award winning Hideaway Live Music Venue in London featuring Gwendolyn Collins, Kenya SoulSinger and Blèz with special guest Iisma and from Canada Lisa Banton. Also appearing are DJ’s Kevin Oxberry, Jairzinho, Mikey P and hosted by US Presenter D.Black of Sound City Radio. It’s happening at The Hideaway Live UK.
Gwendolyn Collins presents 'The Virgo Lounge Live' with special guest artists Imani Wright and Iisma. A percentage of proceeds to benefit the #Moments4Love Movement