Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 6:00 pm, $15.00
General Admission tickets are sliding scale $15-25
Ladyfest Upstate is a 3 day community based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival that presents the work of women and trans gender nonconforming (GNC) artists. The festival will take place in Albany at Grand Street Community Arts and The Linda from May 3-5, 2013. It will feature educational workshops, informational skill shares, music, visual art, poetry, performance art, and films. The purpose is to give artists and educators local to the Capital Region and New York State an opportunity to showcase their work to the community. It will be the first festival of its kind and the goal is to have it become an annual event in our community.
6:00 - doors open
6:30 - Naima + Adaku (one dancer + spoken word)
7:15 - xela (hip hop artist)
8:00 - Taina asili (world band)
8:45 - Bell's roar (solo artist)
9:30 - b steady (solo artist)
10:15 -12:00 dance party (2 DJs)
Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde
Puerto Rican vocalist Taína Asili carries on the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice. Her newest artistic work is with la Banda Rebelde (the Rebel Band), a six piece international ensemble based in Albany, NY. This dynamic force brings love, resistance, and ancestral remembrance to venues, festivals, conferences and political events across the globe. Powerful vocals laid over an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae, and rock sounds, the band's eclectic style represents the diversity of its members, who have origins across the globe. Taína Asili's voice exudes strength of Spirit, filling its listeners with the fervor of freedom and inspiring audiences to dance to the movement of rebellion.
Bell's Roar is a solo multi-instrumentalist & vocalist from NYC now living in Albany. Lusty beats and layered guitar effects gives this project its unique sound.
Cihuatl Ce has been spitting truth to power in the form of politically charged feminist inspired hip-hop for the past decade. Sharing the stage with underground hip hop heavies such as Dead Prez, Bambu, Broadcast Live, The Coup, Invincible -to name a few- her high energy performances have won her dedicated admirers across the globe. She currently tours in support of her latest album, FEMI9mm: The Fury of a Wombyn, released early 2012.
DJ Mursi Layne
Trinidad and Tobago native now Brooklyn resident, DJ Mursi Layne is one of New York City's hottest female deejays to grace the ones and twos. She demonstrates enthusiasm for her craft through her risky blending techniques. As a self-taught deejay, Mursi Layne is known for playing eclectic sets to include Indie, Baltomore Club, Dub-Step, Reggae, Soca, House and Classics.
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