Please join us for the premiere of a rich and powerful night of spoken word artistry and music inside the Hill Valley Cafe & Coffee space, with night shopping happening at the adjacent Z Amore and The L Spot. The very wise and wonderful, Sarah Penn, will be offering mini-tarot card readings throughout the evening.
Please note: The cafe will NOT be open for business. We are simply using their space. A modest selection of wine, beer and n/a beverages will be made available for purchase or donation. Event cover is $5 and will be shared by the artists. Please follow on FB for updates and details about respective artists, and share with friends! Please follow and share the event on Facebook.
Adina Burke is a Spoken Word artist, writer and open mic night aficionado living and working in Minneapolis.
Soul Reflect Soul Reflect hails from Minneapolis MN and is the creator behind BurginBeat. Making her own beats and being a lyricist as well, gives her a unique and original sound unlike anything out there today. Her debut solo album, Plato's Theory is out this year, and promises to bring originality with conscious lyrics. Soul Reflect has also joined with a band to form Shadow Souls for an excellent mix of live music and lyrics.
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6 pm Charlotte Glass is an emerging songwriter and performer originating from Minneapolis, MN. After studying vocal performance and music business for three years at McNally Smith College of Music, Glass is focused on writing and recording. Charlotte's first single release is set for fall 2018.
6:45 pm Fayise Abrahim Raised in rural Minnesota by a family of East African refugees, factory workers and farmers, Fayise wonders where can refugee hearts rest? Now writing memoir, sci-fi, and poetry from the Minneapolis, Fayise inherits oral art forms while weaving stories of the land with the laughter of those who tend to the soil. Fayise is a 2016 Emerging Writer with The Givens Foundation for African American Literature and works as a community organizer. She is a recipient of the 2017 VERVE Spoken Word grant and alumni of the 2017 MN VONA Regional workshop. Fayise is currently a CURA Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative grantee where she is writing ancestral song accompanying MN Oromo oral history. You can find her writing in Black Beat Poets Anthology Volume 2: Black Girl Magic.
7:30 pm Jada Brown is a two-spirit earthy soul vocalist & spoken word poet who is passionate about engaging in creative resistance work. Rooted in soul, r&b, and alternative sounds, they reclaim the embedded empathy that we are gifted with and use to navigate the various spaces we exist in, both as burdens and liberation.
7:45 pm Allegra Hernandez [they, them, their] is multi-instrumentalist based out of the Twin Cities and originally from Des Moines, IA. Their music is layered with intricate dynamics and rich, melodic instrumental guitar on top of heartfelt, honest vocals. Previously the lead guitarist in active and touring punk band, niiice, they are looking forward to new musical endeavors. They previously attended McNally Smith College of Music and now are enrolled at Berklee College of Music. Their passion is to make music accessible for women, POC, and LGBTQ+ indentified folk.
Interested in participating in the Sept 29th Sound + Vision event? Please contact me!