RED BULL MUSIC PRESENTS MINNEAPOLIS: TWIN CITIES
FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM FAARROW, YASMEENAH, DEKA, HUHROON & MORE
TO HAPPEN ON NOVEMBER 18TH AT LORING
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (October 25, 2018) – Red Bull Music Presents Minneapolis: Twin Cities. On November 18th, Red Bull Music Presents a special show featuring a number of Somalian artists and members of the country’s creative and cultural hub in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Featuring performances from Faarrow, Yasmeenah, Deka, Huhroon and more, the event showcases the artistic output of Somali-Americans many of whom have fled from their home country due to a civil war. The event’s artwork was designed by Somali University of Minnesota alumni Wasima, a digital artist who captures the strength of Somalian and muslim women in her art, characterized by a Somalian rebel woman riding a motorcycle through the desert.
The Twin Cities is home to the largest concentrated Somali population of any city outside of Somalia, with approximately 1/3 of all Somali-Americans residing in Minnesota. There are a number of young Somali influences in Minneapolis that are cultivating an exciting creative scene in the pillars of music, art, spoken word, fashion, art and film. This event will connect key influences from across the Somali diaspora highlighting some of the most exciting bodies of work being created throughout this emerging community.
The show is set to take place at Loring on November 18th, with tickets available here.
Faarrow, the duo formed by singer/songwriter duo, Siham and Iman Hashi, were born in Mogadishu, Somalia and forced to flee their home to escape civil war. They relocated to Toronto and early into their teens, the sisters identified their music ability but told no one for fear of the cultural taboo. After 6 unfruitful months recording in Atlanta, the sisters than moved to Los Angeles and went straight into the studio to craft a new sound. In 2017, Faarrow made their debut at SXSW for the “Contrabanned showcase”, highlighting artists from Donald Trump’s list of banned countries, garnering praise and the front page of Yahoo Music. Later that year, they were apart of Spotify’s “I’m With The Banned” Tour and documentary screening alongside Pusha T, BJ the Chicago Kid, Moh Flow and Oddisee. Faarrow is currently working on a new project for a 2019 release and serve as U.N. Spokespeople with the U.N. Refugee Agency, actively involved with humanitarian efforts for several organizations.
Yasmeenah is a multifaceted artist located in the Twin Cities, her vibrant style of DJing blends all sorts of genres. Her favorite genre is house music, she believes it is one of those genres that is genuinely about setting feel-good vibes. She is passionate about using music as a method to exploring new spaces and people.
Deka is a performing artist originating from Minneapolis inspired by the music of artists like NAAFI and NUUXE. Her debut song “escapist” was released in 2017. Deka is also a fashion designer, creating 1 of 1 custom garments described as unconventional.
Huhroon is a 19 year old multidisciplinary artist & model from Minneapolis but based in Brooklyn. He’s a 2-time Brave New Voices slam poet and dropped his first song in April of this year. Since then he’s released an EP, a few singles and is currently working on two new tapes. He likes tinkering with vocal effects and loves to sing acapella. Overall, his style is non-replicable and he prides himself on his versatility and originality.
About Red Bull Music
Red Bull Music unites 20 years of initiatives in music. It is a program that celebrates music, its culture and the transformative minds behind it. With multiple festivals, music education workshops, collaborations with artists and thousands of initiatives, Red Bull Music supports artists and local music communities around the world.
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