Brooklyn born and bred vocalist and composer Tamar-kali is a 2nd-generation musician with roots in the coastal Sea Islands of South Carolina. Her 5 piece outfit enchants you with its melody, while delivering a swift kick to the gut with its incisive emotional core. As a songwriter and vocalist Tamar-kali has defied boundaries and blended styles to craft her own unique sound. The uninitiated may have caught a glimpse of her artistry in the documentary AfroPunk or in Focus Features’ award winning film Pariah, with incendiary performances and contributions to their soundtracks introducing viewers to a rare and unique talent. A Tamar-kali performance is a study in a soul yearning to break free of its earthly bounds. There are moments, when her voice soars amidst a flurry of hardcore riffs and earth shaking rhythms, that you believe you may just witness its escape. Her eclectic sound and versatility has allowed her to perform on variety of domestic and international stages with a diverse list of artists from Paramore and Fishbone to Jean Grae and The Roots. This performance will include excerpts from Demon Fruit Blues, a collaborative work featuring Adia Whitaker’s Ase Dance Collective.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm, Free