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Meeting House Presents Jill Friedman, Tang, Self-Suffice, David Giardina, and friends
Meeting House Presents at the Unitarian Society of Hartford
Hartford, CT
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Meeting House Presents Jill Friedman, Tang, Self-Suffice, David Giardina, and friends
Building on a Pete Seeger style sing-along the show will segue to rap and hip hop from Tang and Self-suffice, to Jill's jazz, blues and soul, to inspirational flute and sax from Mixashawn and Spanish guitar from David Giardina.

 Jill Free (aka Jill Friedman) began her singing career after learning of the injustices of our society during the early 70s and saw the power of using music as a form of protest. Jill has dedicated her life to community activism and singing music for social change. As a member of the Peoples Music Network, Jill has performed with the likes of Pete Seeger, Alvin Carter, Sr., Mixashawn Rozie and Bread and Roses, and has traveled from Ashville, N.C. to Chicago, IL, Jamaica, West Africa and beyond, bringing songs of freedom and struggle, love and life. Jill can be seen singing with children from the Hartford community or sitting in with local jazz and blues bands around town, and is one of Hartfords biggest believers that music transcends our differences and has the power and energy to bring people together in peace and community!

Khaiim the RapOet aka Self Suffice is an international touring Hip-Hop artist and seasoned motivational public speaker. Hes received critical acclaim for his music and performed with the most respected voices of Hip-Hop, from Talib Kweli to Joyner Lucas. Hes also recorded in Jay-Zs studio with J Coles multiplatinum recording engineer Mez.
Khaiim has received numerous awards for reaching college and high school students with positive messages  in fact, his work with youth even received former President Obamas Champions of Change distinction. Although Khaiim lectures at Trinity, Yale, and other distinguished colleges, fans prefer to catch him diving off stages, performing around the world with everyone from Pulitzer Prize poets like Alice Walker to Grammy winning MCs like Common. Hip-Hop heads know him as the charismatic lyricist Self Suffice, whose album with Dreamvilles Mez summited the Indie Hip-Hop Top 40. His positive use of rap music has been lauded by the NY Times, NPR, and many others. Catch him with his live band at a college near you, performing the new album Self Control.

Tang Sauce is an artistic experience of sound, words, movements and thoughts. Tang Sauce was recently mentioned as a torch bearer for the direction that hip hop is going by Abiodun of the legendary Last Poets.
Tang was born and raised in Hartford, CT and the Greater Hartford area. He has been involved in the Tri- State arts scene for years involved in productions like Afropunk Battle of the Bands, Under the curtain (A Hip- Hop cultural exchange between Russia and USA), and WNPRs Where we live show. He has hosted the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival, has his own pandora.com station, and has been featured on the cover of Connecticut newspapers Hartford Courant & CTNOW. Tang brings various Hip-Hop flows with a cultured perspective, with which he spreads peace, love, and positivity.

David Giardina is an award recipient member of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, he has performed extensively throughout the Northeast at schools, bandshells, major festivals, First Nights, clubs and both Connecticut casinos as a soloist and with ensembles he has formed such as Fiesta del Norte, Bamboleo, Goza, and the Typsy Gypsys. With roots in the sixties folk- rock culture, Dave studied classical guitar with Sharon Isbin and Philip Defremery, Jazz with Sal Salvador and Bob Kobus and Flamenco with Mario Escudero and Paco Pena (Spain). He also played in master classes for John Williams, Manuel Barrueco, Ben Verdery, Abel Carlevaro, and Oscar Ghiglia.Considered a versatile, superb performer by other musicians. Dave expresses an irresistible toe-tapping energy as effortlessly as he traces a delicate melodic line.  He brings to each performance an extensive repertoire and years of training in different traditionsthe clarity and precision of classical technique, the explosive and exotic sound of flamenco, the smoothly shifting harmonies of jazz, the exuberant energy of traditional Latin music and the classic power chords  and riffs of rock n roll.

Lee Mixashawn Rozie was called away for a family emergency and won't be with us, but sends his love and best wishes.

Location

Meeting House Presents at the Unitarian Society of Hartford (View)
50 Bloomfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Folk
Music > Hip Hop & Rap
Music > Jazz
Music > R&B
Music > World
Other > Family-Friendly

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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