$8 in advance/$10 at the door
5pm doors/8pm showtime
Aida Shahghasemi is a Minneapolis based vocalist and musician. She studied Psychology and Anthropology at University of Minnesota with a focus on the restrictions of the voices of female vocalists in Iran, where she was born and raised until the age of thirteen. She received her Masters degree from New York University in Art and Public Policy, exploring her interests in the intersection of art and socio-political movements. She has worked with different New York and Minnesota based social justice art organizations and has served as an assistant director at Hamline University's Making Waves Social Justice Theatre Troupe. She is a recipient of 2017 McKnight music fellowship.
Five Letter Word:
Mix three singer-songwriters, several stringed instruments, and a variety of percussive techniques, and you get Five Letter Word. Made up of Leigh Jones (vocals, guitar, percussion), Clara Baker (vocals, fiddle, guitar) and Audra Nemir (vocals, bass), this Portland, Oregon based trio of powerful women draws on influences such as The Wailin’ Jennys, The Dixie Chicks, and Joni Mitchell, blending their signature harmonies into songs from folk to bluegrass to blues and beyond.
The Lacewings are an acoustic duo drawing from deep roots of women’s folk music from Europe and North America. The duo imagines themselves in old shoes: folk music interwoven with stories of women working, learning together, and making a life through art.