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Chali 2na with The Gaff, AYE, Dragon Fli Empire
February 21 @ 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
$20 at MC107/The Gateway on SAIT Campus
$20 at Sloth Records
$19.95 + fees on Ticketmaster (http://tinyurl.com/3tnkop9)
$25 cover at the door.
CHALI 2NA www.chali2na.com
With his unmistakable baritone voice and 6-and-a-half foot charm, Chali 2na has established himself as one of hip-hop’s preeminent and most charismatic personalities. He’s also garnered renowned praise as a visual artist across a wide spectrum of mediums. Most known for co-founding music groups, Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, Chali released his debut solo album “Fish Outta Water” in 2009. Since then, he has been touring the world with his 3-piece band known as the House Of Vibe. Breathing new life into his musical past, he recently announced “Against The Current”, a music and art project that combines a series of genre bending EPs with a coffee table book featuring original artwork and photography from Chali himself. Chali relocated from Chicago to LA in the early 80’s when he was entering his teens and was instantly engulfed by the worlds of hip hop and graffiti. As his music career began to flourish, his artistic talents also expanded past the walls of city streets and onto canvas and into galleries. Now, as Chali’s collection continues to grow he is finding unique ways to share his visual art with the world, and demand for it is snowballing. In 2013, he reunited with Jurassic 5 for a long run of Festival appearances and a World Tour premiering at Coachella. Chali’s growing reputation as a Hip Hop Legend paints a bright future as he continues to build momentum with his artwork, voice-over work, and an increasing variety of performance collaborations including his most recent partnership with UK Producer, Krafty Kuts.
THE GAFF www.thegaff.ca
The Gaff is a world renowned Party Rockin DJ, Producer and Record Collector infusing modern day Club, Hip-hop, Electronic, & Dance Music with original Break Beats, Funk, Soul, & World Flavours………these musical styles are unified by Gaff’s extensive arsenal of turntable skills: Tight Scratches, Cuts, Humour, Unmistakable Flavour & Playfulness.
A.Y.E. & The Extraordinary Gentlemen www.iama-y-e.com
A diverse array of sounds layered atop a raw/soulful hip-hop foundation. A.Y.E. and his band, The Extraordinary Gentlemen, are proof that it’s okay to stand outside the box. Captivating and enlightening, they truly possess an undeniable warm energy.
Since the group first got together in 2012, they’ve performed at several music festivals and venues in western Canada such as One Love Music Festival, Sled Island, Commonwealth Bar & Stage, The Rec Room, The Works Music Festival, Lilac Festival, Fozzy Fest, just to name few.
DRAGON FLI EMPIRE www.DragonFliEmpire.com
It was a song in 2002 about a bus route that brought Calgary hip hop duo Dragon Fli Empire out of the basement and into the limelight. Now a decade post-“Mount Pleasant”, they have become a leading force in the city’s hip hop scene, from opening for names like De La Soul, The Roots, Public Enemy and Mos Def to performing at festivals like the Calgary Folk Fest, Sled Island, Warped Tour, Shambhala and Rock the Bells.
They were nominated for Best Hip Hop Album at the 2009 Western Canadian Music Awards and have toured through Canada, the United States, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway and Switzerland. The DFE have released music independently as well as through labels in Canada, Japan, France and Finland. The crew most recently released a 7″ vinyl ‘Hold Down the Fort’ via Radio Krimi Records (France) in Spring 2018 that reached #2 on the CBC Radio 3 Top 30 chart.
18+, Legal ID Required. This event is open to all SAIT students, staff, faculty, alumni, members, and guests.