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Event Archive - DEBUT OF GABRIEL TEODROS IN VICTORIA!: Gabriel Teodros, Kia Kadiri, Greenlaw, CFC

Fri. January 23rd 2009 10:30pm - 2am doors at 10pm Lucky Bar (No Minors) 10:30pm - 2am doors at 10pm
$12.50 + advance
Friday, January 23rd @ Lucky Bar ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present one of the freshest MCs in the Northwest along with old school Island hip hop jazz legend KIA KADIRI, + Victoria's reggae, jazz, drum n' bass masters GREENLAW & the exciting and always most entertaining CFC! The madness all goes down at Lucky Bar - Friday, January 23rd/09. And with this line-up you all know the show is gonna kick more than ass so make sure you get down to Lyle's Place, Complex, Ditch Records or purchase on TICKETWEB.CA because there's a decent chance the show will sellout... Please read on about Gabriel Teodros. The information is worth reading. His work and lyrics really speak for themselves...
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Gabriel Teodros is the everyday journeyman with more stories to tell than most people twice his age. Having seen both city and countryside through the eyes of a struggling artist and immigrant child, Teodros spins observations and wordplay into internationalism on wax. Linking first and third world people's struggles, he is sincere when he says "we in this together son, your beef is mine."

From ciphers at Westlake to spending months in Vancouver and Brooklyn, Gabriel's story is one of trial, tribulation and a search for redemption. The contrast of his onstage ferocity with his offstage humility reveals a multifaceted spirit who understands that the political is personal. Whether addressing political repression and resistance in East Africa or reflecting on the effects of patriarchy in his relationships, Teodros captures each moment soulfully with his unmistakably (north)west coast delivery.

Teodros has left a mark in the underground NW hiphop scene as one half of the duo Abyssinian Creole (with emcee Khingz & DJ WD4D), and since the late 90's has been seen rocking microphones from classrooms to theatres, clubs, stadiums, protests, prisons to street corners alongside the likes of Zap Mama, Fishbone, KRS-One, Digable Planets, Souls Of Mischief, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Ozomatli, The Coup, GZA/Genius, Aceyalone and Bahamadia to name a few. Even before dropping his solo masterpiece, 'Lovework,' Teodros already had love from a community who eagerly anticipate his next story to tell.

Since the release of 'Lovework' Gabriel Teodros reached #1 on the CMJ Hip Hop Charts, released 4 music videos, was featured on NPR and in URB Magazine's "Next 100", and has been recieving rave reviews everywhere from Rolling Stone to Okayplayer.com Gabriel has also been staying busy on tour in support of the 'Lovework' album, working with youth in South Seattle & doing whatever he can to help other artists get their voices heard while recording the future classics right out of his home.

Gabriel Teodros (Hip Hop / Rap / Soul)

Gabriel Teodros is the everyday journeyman with more stories to tell than most people twice his age. Having seen both city and countryside through the eyes of a struggling artist and immigrant child, Teodros spins observations and wordplay into internationalism on wax. Linking first and third world people's struggles, he is sincere when he says "we... more info

Kia Kadiri (Hip Hop, Rap, Jazz & Pop)

Hip-Hop and Rap improvistational specialist M.C. Kia is a popular Guest with bands like Naked Ear, Solid 7, Rainshadow, and the Stir Fry Crew. more info

Greenlaw (DUB SOUL DNB)

After an amazing year and fresh from a sell out European winter tour sponsored by audio equipment producers TC Helicon; Jazz / Dub / Soul / DNB sensations Greenlaw return to their home turf of Canada to celebrate the release of their brand new international hit single ‘After I’m Gone’. Packing out shows across Germany, France, Canada, The US... more info

CFC

Classic hip hop. more info
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