Open House

Join us for live performances by Semiratruth, H31R, Majesty Royale, duendita, and JADALAREIGN.

Chef prepared meals will be for sale, presented in partnership with community food incubator Food With Fam.

Please make sure to review our COVID-19 safety policies here.


ABOUT

Semiratruth (She/Her) is a 21 year old emcee/producer from Chicago, IL. With 5 released music projects under her belt, Semira’s ability to be a nuanced storyteller, combined with her glitchy hallucinating beats, makes any listener wanna escape into her realm. Praised by the Chicago Reader, Bandcamp, and Pitchfork. Semiratruth forces you to step ya bars up in the best way.
www.instagram.com/semiratruth/
www.semiratruth.bandcamp.com/
www.twitter.com/Semiratruth

H31R (pronounced heir/air) is an experimental electronic hip hop duo composed of New Jersey producer/composer JWords and Brooklyn rapper/vocalist maassai. Blending together their worlds creates an enigmatic but complementary sonic experience that pushes the fickle boundaries of genre.
https://h31r.bandcamp.com
https://www.instagram.com/_h31r

Majesty Royale is a dancer, performance maker, sound explorer, and ghost occupying liminal spaces. Living in geographical and ideological spaces not meant to support bodies like theirs; her making is about finding, creating, and traversing alternative spaces more suited to the expansive truth of human liveness. 

Majesty is an alum of the University of the Arts School of Dance, where she received the President’s Award for Excellence in Creative Practice. As a 2020 Pina Bausch Choreography Fellow, Majesty studied alongside choreographers Ryan Kelly & Brennan Gerard, as well as interdisciplinary artist, keyon gaskin. Majesty has performed work with artists in the US and Europe including: Gerard & Kelly, Bouchra Ouizguen, Isabel Lewis, Solange Knowles and Jumatatu Poe. Majesty is also a 2021 Fresh Tracks artist at New York Live Arts.
glitterboiwonder.com
https://www.instagram.com/glitterboiwonder/

duendita is an artist from Queens, New York. They write and produce their own music, imbuing it with a reverence for their ancestry and faith. With their achy, bass-coated tones and mix of jazz, piano, soul and R&B, duendita’s music is evocative of the complexities and sentimentality of the human experience. @duendita

New York Native and Brooklyn-Based JADALAREIGN is a DJ, producer, and organizer who is best known for unifying the vast variety of expression that is diasporic blackness to forge community since 2016. While JADA has always had an ear for multicultural sounds, her current focus is on underground dance music and processing the foundation that was laid by the Black music-makers whose legacies & histories continue to inspire her each day.

JADA’s talent for creating harmony is not singular to music — she also does the life-giving work of cultivating community in spaced where resources & opportunity are long overdue. Having been featured on dance music platforms across the world, as well as publications like Vibe, i-D, and Essence, JADA has used her platform to give back to the community that has inspired her by creating various music workshops for marginalized people as a form of cultural revolution.

In her efforts to catalyze social progress through music, JADA created SKILLSHARE, a safe space for aspiring DJs of marginalized identities to learn the in’s & out’s of DJ’ing and production, and how to turn music from a hobby into a career.

JADA also works with FIVEBOI and Same Law to co-produce their intersectional virtual producer camp, In Session, which saw 300+ participants tuning in from five different continents during its inaugural camp in Fall 2020.

As the state of the world shifts rapidly, JADA continues to work purposefully towards cultivating equity and sovereignty for Black women and marginalized genders in music.


FUNDING

Open House is commissioned by Abrons Arts Center.

Image courtesy of duendita, photo credit Sandy Ismail