Friday, September 20
Tickets: $12 at Tickets.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), Terrapin Station and Rust Belt Books or charge by phone 888-223-6000
9pm doors, 9:30pm show
Dan Smalls presents Dessa with Sombear live in the Ninth Ward.
“Dessa has emerged as one of the most diverse and talented artists in indie rap.” –URB
“A one-woman powerhouse…with a literary sensibility and an aversion to genre clichés” –Utne Reader
Dessa returns to the Ninth Ward touring in support of her newly released full-length album, Parts of Speech (Doomtree Records).
From its first track, Parts of Speech announces itself as something different. The Doomtree veteran and inveterate wordsmith — having proved her mettle in the fields of creative non-fiction, spoken-word and hip-hop — jettisons all genre expectations on “The Man I Knew” and croons a heartbreaking lament to a disintegrating relationship at an explosively-building clip.
From this moment on Dessa — oft–described as “Mos Def plus Dorothy Parker” for the wit and flow shown off on previous solo albums A Badly Broken Code and Castor, The Twin — proves she has truly coalesced as an artist, transcending the restrictions of genre to reveal an astonishing multi-platform voice.
Dessa performs with a full band, creating an incredible live experience you don’t want to miss.
Date(s) - 09/20/2013
341 Delaware Avenue