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ANGRY BLACKMEN

  September 26, 2024 8:00 PM

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: July 11, 2024 10:00 AM to September 26, 2024 12:00 AM
Please note, when selecting the Print at Home or Mobile Delivery method, you will not have access to view your tickets until 14 days prior to the performance
 
 
 
w/ Chimurenga Renaissance
 
 
 
ANGRY BLACKMEN
 
Chicago based experimental hiphop duo ANGRY BLACKMEN formed sometime in early 2017. The group consists of rappers Brian Warren and Quentin Branch. Now in 2024 ABM are back  with a full-length record entitled ‘The Legend of ABM’, a 30-minute coming of age narrative about black men navigating this wilderness known as North America. 
 
‘The Legend of ABM’ immediately smacks the listener in the eardrum leaving no second wasted and jumping straight to the point. ‘The Legend of ABM’ tells the story of two Black men hustling through the trenches of capitalism and the effect that this journey has on them. While the album exudes catchy wordplay and spine-splitting production handled by Formants, digging deeper into the album the group spin a tale of depression, existentialism and afro futurism. Warren & Branch’s raw poetry educates the listener of the pre-apocalyptic hyper capitalistic world we’re already living in throughout this project. Personal anecdotes of tragedy and survival over soundscapes created from the future provide a passionate yet introspective look at the world-at-large. ‘The Legend of ABM’ is not an excursion for the weak, the production is meant to snap your spine in half, the lyrics from Quentin & Brian are pathos infused and relatable to anyone simply trying to survive. 
 
Words by Michael Stover
 
 
Chimurenga Renaissance
 
Since percussionist/MC Tendai Maraire’s departure from the critically acclaimed hip hop duo Shabazz Palaces in 2017, it’s been a whirlwind of activity for Maraire’s outfit Chimurenga Renaissance. In the ensuing years, Maraire and guitarist/co-founder Hussein Kalonji have continued to springboard off the searing socio-political commentary of their 2016 EP Girlz with Gunz, mad at work on multiple albums at once while continuing to forge their working relationship with DJ/electronic-production icon King Britt, taking multiple individual trips to Zimbabwe and Congo, and even playing Carnegie Hall in the process. 
 
Now, Chimurenga Renaissance find themselves standing at the precipice of rolling-out four completed full length albums, a documentary film about Maraire’s late mother and her bout with dementia titled Zvichapera (It Will All End), and a streaming Zimbabwean travelogue series titled You Can’t Make This Sh— Up. 
 
All of this output, however, hinges on the release of the duo’s long-awaited new full-length, Nhaka, which translates to “legacy” in the Shona language. Literal prodigal sons, Maraire and Kalonji are the sons of late musical luminaries Dumisani Maraire and Raymond Braynck Kalonji. (Dumisami still occupies the position as the world’s foremost mbira player, while the Raymond Braynck criss-crossed sub-Saharan Africa in the ‘50s and ‘60s as a trailblazer of the then-burgeoning soukous movement, even going as far as to play propaganda music at the behest of foreign dignitaries. 
 
 
 

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