Hip-hop/soul duo The Reminders are joined by hip-hop dance duo Mama² and DJ Man-O-Wax for a high-energy concert. All five artists express themselves through hip-hop, soul, and funk—homegrown music forms viewed through a multi-cultural global lens. The socially conscious, interactive music and lyrics of The Reminders and the mesmerizing, intricate movement of MaMa² are framed by the global-fusion sound of DJ Man-O-Wax, creating an immersive hip-hop cultural experience for all audiences.
Emcee Big Samir and vocalist Aja black of The Reminders have been recognized and applauded for their work internationally through concerts, tours, music awards, TV, and radio appearances, and have shared the stage with artists such as Les Nubians, Thievery Corporation, Snoop Dogg, Fishbone, Barrington Levy, Nas, Mos Def, Big Boi, KRS-One, Rakim, and K’Naan.
MaMa² is comprised of Amirah Sackett (“Suga Mama”) and Mary Mar (“BGirl Ma-Ma”). Chicago-based dancer/choreographer Amirah Sackett’s love of hip-hop dance and devotion to her faith fused to inspire a contemporary dance collective called We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic, which is dedicated to elevating the status of women and educating the public on women’s issues. Mary Mar (“BGirl Ma-Ma”) has been breakin’ since 2001 and has actively studied, taught, and performed hip-hop dance all over the United States.
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Concerts on the Quad
Thurs | July 11 | 6:30m | Bates College Historic Quad
Join Mama² and DJ Man-O-Wax on July 11 for a free outdoor dance lesson and concert as part of Concerts on the Quad!