Nneka

Nneka

Hosted by: Raw-G, Earth Amplified, DJ Leydis

Fri, November 2, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

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Nneka
Nneka
Inspired by the sound of Bob Marley, Fela Kuti and Lauryn Hill, Nneka creates shimmering music that transcends genres. While her complex soul music often sounds melancholy, it is peppered with the militancy of reggae, hip hop's rage and the dark side of trip hop. Nneka's songs are about the interplay between love, pain, and anger in this life and many of her songs talk about her life in Nigeria. Aside from its contemporaries such as Corinne Baily Rae and Ayo, Nneka knows music is pluralistic and spiritual. On stage, her voice has an intensity that creates a real communion with the audience.
Hosted by: Raw-G
Hosted by: Raw-G
Blending hip hop culture with a revolutionary state of mind, Raw G is notorious for passionate flow and deep poetry. Born and raised in GDL City, Mexico, Raw G was dealt a great deal of struggle at a young age. After losing her father, she began expressing her feelings of pain through writing, and began identifying to such artists like KRS-One, 2Pac and the Fugees, relating to the harsh reality depicted in their music.
In 1999 she moved to Oakland, California to start a new life as a mother. She began learning English by translating rap songs. In the last few years, Raw G has stepped her music career up to the top of the list of up and coming artists from the bay area. She has performed with artists such as KRS-One, Ghostface Killah, Dead Prez,Immortal Technique, Killah Priest, Mala Rodrigues and many more.
Earth Amplified
Earth Amplified
Earth Amplified plays hard hitting, conscious ‘Roots-Rap-Reggae’, and is here to uplift the people and the planet. They have heated up stages across the nation and shared stages with artists including Blackalicious, Dead Prez, Midnite, The Rebirth Brass Band and more.
DJ Leydis
DJ Leydis
DJ Leydis was born and raised in Cuba and involved in the Cuban Hip-Hop movement since it’s inception. Since moving to the bay area, she has been a huge asset to bay area culture mixing Cuban jams with American Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul and more, and worked with artist such as Erykah Badu, Nneka and Questlove from the Roots.
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/