Date and Time: Thursday December 12th, 2019; 7:00 PM show
Location: Bandcamp Record Store and Performance Space, 1901 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612
Facebook event linked here
FREE & ALL AGES!
***The event will be first come, first served. A registration does not guarantee a spot, so show up early!
Local Sirens is a free quarterly performance series presented by WAM featuring emerging and established local women and gender non-conforming artists.
At 23, singer/songwriter SAMARIA has lived many lives within two short decades, documenting her journey though song along the way. Born in Oakland, she grew up on ’90s R&B and took in the classic New Jack Swing Era while listening to modern-day heroines like Keyshia Cole. From the community subculture that birthed P-Lo, Rexx Life Raj and Elujay, she attracted early praise from The Fader, This Is Rnb and more. Cobbling together live instrumentation, charismatic vocals, emotionally charged delivery and narrative lyrics, Samaria’s carving out her own lane in 2019.
Linda Sol is a multi-faceted artist born and raised on Chicago’s west side. In her high school years, Linda worked closely under artists such as Jamila Woods, Kevin Coval and Fatimah Asghar. Within her first two years at Stanford University, Linda became a 2-time finalist in the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). Her performances within the slam have since been featured on Button Poetry and Write About Now. Since she began spitting her poetry over a beat, Linda Sol has had the pleasure of opening for 2 Chainz, Ella Mai, Shangela, Dreezy, and A.Chal. Currently, she is working on her first music video for her song Quick on the Move as well as her first EP, which are both being released in the coming months.
dorien blue (they/them) is a spacetime traveling alchemist who uses many mediums to transport people on journeys that allow them to feel more present with their feelings, their bodies and each other. they use sound/mixing/DJing to build sonic spaces that invite movement – both internal and external. dorien practices art and expression as a bridge to reflect/transform their inner worlds into physical matter – giving the sea of experiences and feelings a place to be and reminding them of their own power to create the lives/selves that best serve their freeness. they believe that as we create more space for ourselves to be and to feel, we expand what is possible for the collective as well. they are honored to be able to offer creative healing services.
Local Sirens is made possible through support from California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Foundation and Grants for the Arts.