Dessa – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – November 9th, 2017

Dessa

Dessa

Monakr

Thu · November 9, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$15 ADV - $17 DOS + Fees

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Dessa
Dessa
Dessa is a rapper, a singer, and an essayist with the Doomtree collective--the ascendant Minneapolis hip hop crew. She's made the Billboard Top 200 list as a solo artist (for Parts of Speech) and as a Doomtree member (for All Hands). She's made a career out of bucking traditional genre designations--she's rapped at Lollapalooza, arranged for full choir, and co-written classical works for orchestra. As a writer, she's contributed to MPR, the Star Tribune, literary journals around the country, and has published two short collections of her own. She's on tour now, with dates booked throughout the US and Central Europe.
Monakr
Monakr
A passing conversation in a studio. Whispers among friends at a show. The notion of musicians working together on a project is often suggested yet seldom realized. Chicago’s M O N A K R was born from such a notion in the grey of Winter 2014. It is a collaboration featuring Saam Hagshenas and Jonathan Marks of Hey Champ, two time Grammy-nominated vocalist Matthew Santos, and Dan Brunelle of Gemini Club.

Hagshenas had approached Santos for years about lending his voice to a Hey Champ production, but the timing and music was never right until 2014, when Hagshenas wrote "Diamond" after losing his uncle to cancer. Santos added his vocal flair to the track, and the result led the two to decide this project should live beyond a single song.

Drummer and co-producer Marks was then tapped to lend his talents to the group. Finally they approached Brunelle, who’s band Gemini Club had shared remixes and stages with Hey Champ for years. A lineup complete, the band born of whispers came to light.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/