I THINK I'M READY TO SEE FRANK OCEAN: BOOK LAUNCH & TRIBUTE EVENT

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I THINK I'M READY TO SEE FRANK OCEAN: BOOK LAUNCH & TRIBUTE EVENT

DNVN (Jane Smith solo set), Amenta Abioto, Shayla Lawson and The Oceanographers, DJ Max, DJ Deena Bee

Wed Mar 14

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Shayla Lawson's latest poetry collection, I THINK I'M READY TO SEE FRANK OCEAN, by Saturnalia Books, officially launches on March 15. Its poems discuss oceans, THE Ocean, and the similarity between breakbeats and heartbreak. We're celebrating the release with an all-star set of words and cover songs.

This night is everything. Poetry reading, book launch, Frank Ocean tribute concert, and Holocene dance party. Come out to hear an adored array of Portland artists pay homage to Frank Ocean’s catalog with personal narrative, social critique, and of course, music! Are you ready to see Frank Ocean?

Sponsored by RACC (Regional Arts and Culture Council)

I THINK I'M READY TO SEE FRANK OCEAN: BOOK LAUNCH & TRIBUTE EVENT
I THINK I'M READY TO SEE FRANK OCEAN: BOOK LAUNCH & TRIBUTE EVENT
DNVN (Jane Smith solo set)
DNVN is a collaboration started by Donovan Edwards (Jane Smith) & Damon Boucher (Chanti Darling, Du Og Meg)

Influenced by past but sounds like future.

Sounds like: future r&b with a little bit of funk.
Feels like: lush sex jams set in space.
Taste like: last nights sweet tea on your morning walk home.
Smells like: tobacco, leather bootstraps and daddy's aftershave.
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.
Shayla Lawson and The Oceanographers
Shayla Lawson and The Oceanographers
DJ Max
DJ Deena Bee
Venue Information:
Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214
http://www.holocene.org/