[UP]RISING :: AN AFRO-FUTURE HER-STORY
Starring SIYA MAKUZENI and THANDI NTULI
These two young and truly original voices infuse Rock and Soul, Funk and Post-Punk into their futuristic neo-Jazz inflected music.
Their rhythms, lyrics and sound are all informed and influenced as much by the arts and culture of their African heritage as they are by the more traditional Jazz, modern Neo-Soul and the myriad other genres that they each love and reflect.
Our first chapter in the series introduces the multi-talented Singer-Songwriters / Composers /Bandleaders for their very first shows ever in the United States - on the occasion and in celebration of SOUTH AFRICA'S NATIONAL WOMENS DAY.
The day, which will include a VIP Art exhibition, an open-air African Marketplace and other activities [including a few very cool special guests and other surprises] is set to take place at THE FORD THEATRES in Los Angeles, CA.
On the verge of a ONE HUNDRED YEAR ANNIVERSARY, newly remodeled, and singularly beautiful - THE FORD is a stunning open air amphitheater nestled in the Hollywood Hills and there could scarcely be a more perfect setting.
Hosted by DON CHEADLE of THE NONSEMBLE and GARTH TRINIDAD of KCRW, this one-night-only event brings, Art,Culture, History, Sound and Soul together in a way never before seen in Los Angeles... or anywhere else!