COVID INFORMATION: Unless otherwise stated, World Cafe Live will follow the City of Philadelphia’s current Covid-19 guidelines. Click here for more info. By purchasing tickets, you acknowledge that everyone in your party will follow any regulations in place at time of show (subject to change) and will not be entitled to a refund for noncompliance.
TICKETS: $20-$32 advance // $22-$34 day of show + fees
*On Sale Friday 6/3 at 10am*
ADA Accessible seats may be purchased by anyone regardless of ability. We respectfully request that those who do not need accommodations select other seats if available.
Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Join us for dinner & drinks before the show in The Lounge, our full-service restaurant & bar which opens at 6pm. Check out the menu & make reservations here. Mezzanine ticket holders will be able to order from The Lounge menu right from their seat.
World Cafe Live is a nonprofit independent venue where artistry meets social impact. Every purchase helps support our free music education & community programs. Click here to learn more.
As Sudan Archives, Brittney Parks has combined left-field strains of R&B, hip-hop, and experimental electronic music with hypnotic string loops and the fiddling style of West Africa, as heard on a pair of EPs and her debut full-length, Athena (2019). She masterfully bridged the gap between her early glitchy, avant-garde compositions and timeless songwriting on the “stunning, reflective” (Pitchfork) Athena, and returned in 2022 with two new songs (Home Maker, Selfish Soul).The self-taught violinist, singer, songwriter, and producer started playing violin in her native Cincinnati, Ohio. After Parks moved to Los Angeles to study music technology, she started producing beats on a tablet computer with the addition of her vocals and strings, the latter increasingly inspired by immersion in Sudanese music. For her first LP (Athena), she took a collaborative approach and worked with a group of fellow producers who included Paul White, Rodaidh McDonald, and Wilma Archer after self-producing her first two EP’s.
“A swaggering statement of intent with all the idiosyncratic charm that makes her music so memorable” -Pitchfork (Best New Track, 2022)
“The US singer and violinist’s debut album contains some of the most visceral gorgeous music put to record this year” -The Guardian
“Athena is... a record of true beauty and resilience.” -CRACK