AMANI, Amenta Abioto

Wed Aug 30

8:30 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Join us for the European tour kick-off show and album release party for Mordecai!

Veiled in the sonic shroud of avant-pop’s murky soundscapes, Portland, Oregon experimental Duo Mordecai are forging an incendiary path. Comprised of lap-steel/vocalist Andrew Alexander Endres and violinist Kate Kilbourne the band came together in early 2016, conspiring darkly sweet, beat-driven bangers that fold in R&B swagger, electro mysticism, and pop sensibility.

Armed with a three-song demo, the band’s textured compositions utilize steady bass-and-drum against an unlikely lap steel/violin/effects tandem to create bizarre-yet-catchy progressions, as heard on songs like “Price.” The dynamism of Mordecai’s quiver of songs vacillates between the suave, the bleak, the pleading and the rapturous, usually within one track, endearing dark-pop progenitors and new-jack popsters alike.

-Ryan Prado (Portland Mercury/Vortex Magazine)
Atmospheric funk and hip-hop from this local supergroup, featuring MC Yafe Aros, producer Dan Talmadge, and band members Papi Fimbres (Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, etc) , Noah Bernstein & Akila Fields (Shy Girls).
Amenta Abioto
Amenta Abioto
Songwriter, producer, and actor, Amenta Abioto is on the cutting edge of all that is musical, theatrical, and literary. Her music is boldly mystical and soul-fired, and her raw live performances invoke elements of both theatrical surprise and magic through ancient African diasporic sounds and stories. Weaved into syncopated rhythms and dichotomies of comedic proportions, Amenta surprises and tantalizes audiences with mind bending ideas. She brings to the music scene funky academia while skipping vocally from soul shaking gospel to smooth jazz and then onto hip hop rhythms wrapped in West African beats.

Graduating from Idllywild Art’s Academy in 2010, she trained in musical theatre. Since graduating she has courted the music scene and produced one self-titled EP, Amenta Abioto , and one upcoming album, Opening Flower Hymns. Receiving inspiration from the best-seller work Women Who Run With the Wolves, mythological characterization and cultural stories are reflected in the original works of Amenta Abioto.
Venue Information:
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214