(FREE ONLINE EVENT)
ATB presents a special Block Heater Black History Month digital panel on Thursday February 17 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm MT, in partnership with, and hosted by, Tomi Ajele and Dooshima Jev of Afros In Tha City. They’ll lead an insightful, wide-ranging conversation with Cadence Weapon, Witch Prophet, Brendan Grey of Super Duty Tough Work and D’orjay the Singing Shaman that delves into the artists’ music, background, history and art.
Afros In Tha City is the only media collective of its kind – dedicated to amplifying Black voices in Mohkínstsis/Calgary. Afros In Tha City shares personal introspective stories with the goal of promoting empathy and understanding within the Black Albertan community. These stories also serve as educational tools for allies who wish to better support Black folks. Kimberley Dooshima Jev is the Founder and CEO of Afros In Tha City and Tomi Ajele is the Editor in Chief of Afros In Tha City.
2021 Polaris Prize winner Cadence Weapon rallies for change with electro-infused beats. Queer Ethiopian/Eritrean artist Witch Prophet creates a layered hip-hop, jazz and soul-inspired soundscape. Super Duty Tough Work is a deep, groove-laden golden era hip hop journey. D’orjay The Singing Shaman’s country music colours outside the lines with anthemic, bold blues, honky-tonk and rock-flavoured roots.