$8 in advance/$10 at the door
9:30pm doors/10pm showtime
Presented by Parks and Power Campaign
Sarah White has performed internationally, sharing stages and Collaborating with Talented artists including Yasin Bey, K-OS, Macy Gray, King Britt, J'Davey, and Manifest. Sarah offers versatility with a multitude of experience including live band performances & DJ sets to vocal soundscapes & acoustic candlelit harmonies. Sarah has independently released 2 solo albums, her voice is featured on record label releases from the midwest to Tokyo and she won Scion's best electronic vocalist competition while living in NYC. Recent projects include traveling to Cuba and recording in Havana, neon-soul band Shiro Dame, and the new EP, "Laughing at Ghosts.
TC rapper Greg Grease joins DJ Just Nine, keyboardist Taylor Johnson, and MPC player Trelly Mo in a new experimental hip-hop group that combines Grease’s rap, soul, jazz, funked-up beats, hard grooves, and sounds like an afro/astro world where Fela Kuti jams with Parliament and smokes with the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
Brother Ali is a highly respected Hip Hop artist, speaker and activist from Minneapolis, MN. His decade long resume includes six critically acclaimed albums, mentorships with Iconic Hip Hop legends Chuck D and Rakim and performances on late night talk shows with Conan O Brien and Jimmy Fallon. He’s been the subject of Al-Jazeera and NPR pieces and was a keynote speaker at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Forum. He’s landed coveted press features such as Rolling Stone’s 40th anniversary “Artist to Watch” and Source Magazine’s “Hip Hop Quotables”.
Ali has won the hearts and minds of Hip Hop fans world wide with his intimate song writing, captivating live performances and outspoken stance on issues of Justice and Human Dignity. In 2007, Ali was flagged by The US Department of Homeland Security for his controversial critique of America’s human rights violations in his song/video “Uncle Sam Goddamn”. In the summer of 2012, Ali was arrested in an act of civil disobedience as an organizer of Minnesota’s Occupy Homes movement to defend Twin Cities homeowners from unjust foreclosures.
Brother Ali’s latest album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color is his manifesto on the political, socioeconomic and cultural suffering in modern American life, as well as a declaration of hope and possibility for a brighter future. The album is introduced by Dr. Cornel West.
Dr. West had this to say about Ali and his work. “Brother Ali is fundamentally committed to truth and justice. He’s part of a great tradition in this country and around the world that highlights the wretched of the earth, allows them to undergo an awakening and shatters their sleepwalking. I want the world to know that Ali is my brother and I have so much great love and respect for him. We’re part of the same tradition concerned with Truth and Justice. He does it in his own smooth, sophisticated way. Sometimes he’s funky and sometimes he’s direct, but I love the way he tells the truth. The album itself (Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color) is such a force for good and a food source for people’s souls. People can feel the love on the vanilla side of town and on the chocolate side of town. It’s a human thing. A love thing.”
Lady Midnight (Adriana Rimpel) is a bi-lingual songwriter, vocalist, performer and youth activist born and raised in St.Paul, MN. She is the former lead vocalist of Afro-Latin ensemble Malamanya, featured on Twin Cities Public Television’s Lowertown Line and MN Original; vocalist for electronic trio VANDAAM, and ensemble member of "9th House”, a collaborative sagittarian project from Twin City MC’s I Self Devine & Muja Messiah, who dropped the surprise album late last November. Past projects include live and recorded contributions for projects with Sarah White, Jayanthi Kyle, Sonny Knight & The Lakers, Mina Moore, and Chastity Brow as well as two studio EP's with Malamanya, one LP and EP with VANDAAM, and a 7-month artist residency project presenting emerging artists experiencing homelessness alongside local favorites Medium Zach, Greg Grease, K.Raydio, and Kristoff Krane in partnership with Kulture Klib Collabkraive. Currently Midnight is working on joint and solo projects with local and international producers as well as co-writing and composing for Little Lu: A World Within, a shadow puppet show for children and their caregivers around trauma and self-care.