Shing02 & The Chee-Hoos: A Tribute to Nujabes – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – March 12th, 2020

Shing02 & The Chee-Hoos: A Tribute to Nujabes

Shing02 & The Chee-Hoos: A Tribute to Nujabes

Performers:
Shing02
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
$20.00 - $22.00
All Ages
Shing02 & The Chee-Hoos appearing at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA – Tickets Available

Shing02 & The Chee-Hoos: A Tribute to Nujabes

Shing02’s story doesn’t begin with Nujabes, however. Shingo Annen was born in Tokyo, but his father’s job took the family all around the world. He spent his early youth between Tanzania and London before landing in the San Francisco Bay in his teenage years. While he says he considered himself casual listener in high school and liked sample based acts like The Pharcyde and Del the Funky Homosapien, it wasn’t until he went to college at the University of California, Berkeley that Annen really began to explore rap.

Annen considers himself part of a fraternity of rappers who worked with Nujabes, including Substantial, Pase Rock, Cise Star, and others - thus making him a torchbearer. And while he does voice excitement about the tour and the new arrangements, he adds that he wishes he wasn’t paying tribute to a fallen friend. Nujabes’ legacy has only grown since his death. Since he never played in the United States, Annen’s tribute shows are the closest many fans can get to seeing the legend himself perform. Even with the new live band arrangements, Annen says fans have been receptive to their new interpretations of Seba’s beats.

“I really appreciate not only the audience knowing the songs and knowing the words, a lot of times when we play these songs with the band and people taking turns with solos, people like it. I definitely appreciate that so much,” he says.

Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104