Ursula Rucker at Johnny Brendas, September 2nd

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Thu, September 2, 2010
Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
Note: All shows are 21+ Proper ID is required for admission


As a poet and performance artist, Ursula Rucker has enchanted critics and fans across the globe with her diverse repertoire, captivating vocals and accessible poetic verse. Critics have compared Ursula to celebrated writers like Sonia Sanchez and Nikki Giovanni. Coincidentally, when Ntozake Shange was unable to provide The Roots with a spoken word contribution for their debut album Do You Want More?!!?!!, they called on her to fit the bill. “The Unlocking”, which closed the album, introduced Ursula to the world of progressive hip-hop and led to subsequent invitations to close The Roots follow-up albums Iladelph Halflife and Things Fall Apart. Ursula has performed her work at an array of venues, universities, and festivals including Montreaux Jazz Festival, Winter Music Conference, Painted Bride Art Center, and World Café Live. She has toured with Jamaaladeen Tacuma, SYLK130, and 4 HERO in the United States and Europe. Her solo recordings include Supa Sista, Silver or Lead, Ma’at Mama, anforthcoming untitled project on King Britt’s FiveSix Recordings label.