Brother Ali (Canberra Show) Tickets
8:00pm, Mon 14 September, 2015
Transit Bar, ACT
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Controversial Minneapolis MC and community activist Brother Ali has announced a run of select exclusive shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra for September - hitting Transit Bar on Monday September 14th.
Never one to shy away from the world's problems, Ali has won the hearts and minds of hip hop fans world wide with his intimate song writing, captivating live performances and outspoken stance on issues of justice and human dignity.
His extensive resume includes six critically acclaimed albums, mentorships with iconic hip hop legends Chuck D and Rakim as well as performances on late night talk shows Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon. He's been the subject of Al-Jazeera and NPR pieces and was a keynote speaker at this year's Nobel Peace Prize Forum. He's landed coveted press features such as Rolling Stone's 40th anniversary "Artist to Watch" and Source Magazine's "Hip Hop Quotables."
Brother Ali's latest album release 'Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color' is a politically charged album which aims to reawaken people at this time.
"This is not just a new album, but a new chapter. There's a kind of democratic reawakening in people at this point in time. I was really looking to take these topics and really hit them hard. To try to open ears and hearts and invite people to take some action and feel empowered. To be engaged and take some agency and responsibility for what's going on in the world."
More recently he dropped 'Left in the Deck' which is a collection of raw, grimy recordings made in basements and hotel rooms around the world produced entirely by Jake One.
Tickets go on sale today, please check venues for further information.