with King Holiday, True 2 Life Music & Shenna
Thu June 2nd, 2016
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 6:35PM
Event Ticket: $10
free for members
This is a general admission, standing event.
Cross Culture, as the name suggests, is the ultimate musical experience. This is a genre-bending band formed by lyricist, Saidu Ezike, of Staten Island, NY, USA and featuring the incredible female emcee, Nemiss, of Chicago, Illinois, USA. Along with the large cast of Mina Yu (Korea), Ben Charnley (Australia), Scott Sugarman (California, USA/France), Nathalie Barret-Mas (Reunion Island/Australia), Kazemde George (California, USA), Ruby Gorcey-Biblowitz (California, USA), Bar Asolin (Israel) and Jude Kim (Korea/USA), this band has a genuine diverse of culture and musical styles which makes it appealing to any audience. With an emcee many compare to Jay-Z, another who many compare to Lauryn Hill, top notch vocalists and a high energy, emotion bending live show, sky’s the limit for these highly-motivated individuals as they take the national and international scene by storm.
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King Holiday is a multi-sensory musical experience formed in the summer of 2012. Leslie “Kujo” DuMouchel, the bands’ founder, has skillfully crafted the 10-piece band with members coming from diverse musical backgrounds. King Holiday’s compositions are cosmic landscapes rich in lyrical and melodic textures. Heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Talking Heads and James Brown, King Holiday aspires to keep you dancing while synchronizing the vibrations of your mind, body, and spirit.
With strong emphasis on Soul, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz, and Funk the band has brought their distinctive sounds together to create King Holiday’s “Astro-Soul” vibe. King Holiday’s live shows are an immersive theatrical experience incorporating dance, visual art, and film.
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True 2 Life Music
True 2 Life Music is a creative collective founded at Cornell University, an Ivy League University located i nIthaca, New York. True 2 Life Music is based in Brooklyn, NY, USA.
True 2 Life Music is notable for combining influences from the Golden age of hip hop with a sound that is progressive, experimental, and innovative. Utilizing varied subject matter and live instrumentation combined with eclectic sampling and production.
The True 2 Life sound has been described as, “a sound that has no region.” True 2 Life’s self-produced cascading, sample heavy boardwork is poignant, boisterous, unstoppable, cohesive, and powerful.
Since its inception, True 2 Life Music’s style and alternative aesthetic deviated from the then-dominant “gangsta” persona in hip hop. As a result True 2 Life has fought off the predetermined judgement of others as they sought to “break the mold” by representing a dynamic representation of the black male identity and experience in America. Being a self-contained, self-produced unit, True 2 Life’s early sound was described as “jazz fusion, drawing on influences such as DJ Premier, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Common, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Nas and Freeway.
“True 2 Life music is the group bridged the gaps between eras with 90’s beats and 21st century flow,” “[True 2 Life Music] combines the best flavors of two generations.” – MTV Iggy
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An only child from Woodbridge, VA , SHENNA always knew she was different than the other kids her age. She discovered her musical talents early on and began performing in showcases at the age of 7. Shenna Somsmieh, known by her stage name SHENNA, is now a singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, co-producer, and model who Since the age of 7 has performed in front of thousands across the U.S.
With notable performances at Disney World, Webster Hall – where she opened for Swedish artist Sebastian Mikael, Central Park and the 2015 D.C. Pride Festival, where she opened for En Vogue and Carley Rae Jepson, SHENNA finds her second home on stage. She has also received radio airplay and blog reviews in several countries including radio rotation in Poland, Africa, Australia, and London.
In May 2014, SHENNA released her debut record, Dream In Color, holding the number-one spot on Bandcamp in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia markets for several months. In addition to working on her first album due for release early 2016, SHENNA is working on several voiceover projects as a reference singer for The Music Playground Publishing Company. Most recently, she was featured on MTV.com, Macy’s American Rag’s own Ragged Mag, as well as Examiner. Her music video for “Stranger,” one of the lead singles from SHENNA’s first E.P., was also featured on AXS TV. She is currently planning her release of her first album in the Spring of 2016.
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