Laudable and Unifier present: Hallowed Sounds

Laudable and Unifier present: Hallowed Sounds

Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:30 pm until 12:00 am
Doors 7:00/ Show 7:30. Tickets available online at at the door.


Unifier Festival and Laudable Productions team up at the crossroads of world music, where musicians from three continents honor their ancestors by modernizing ancient traditions. Start your Halloween weekend on the dance floor at the Shea Theater Arts Center with Afro-Colombian hip-hop, Moroccan trance, and nuAncestral music. Doors at 7PM, music at 7:30. Festive attire encouraged. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 door. The dance floor will be open and we'll have Live Painting by Martin Bridge.


From their village of San Basilio de Palenque in Colombia — the first free black community in the Americas — Kombilesa Mi refreshes ancient Afro-Latin rhythms from Angola by fusing their folk tradition with hip-hop.
New York City’s Innov Gnawa secularizes Morocco’s ritual trance music under the guidance of Hassan Ben Jaafar, a Ma?lem master transplanted from ancient Fez, so that a broader audience can experience its powerful enchantment.
To round out the night, Unifier Festival fave Incus will take the serious dancers into the witching hour for a high energy closing set. The band’s songs are inspired by countless fire circle ceremonies and an emergent new culture of honoring the sacred.
We will conclude with a set of mystical dancing with DJ Journey Weaver.

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