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1Hood Media’s Blak Rapp Madusa Returns to Ladyfest 2017
PITTSBURGH, PA (June 19, 2017) — Socially-conscious rapper, poet, activist, and historian Blak Rapp Madusa of 1Hood Media performs at Ladyfest Pittsburgh on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Cattivo in Lawrenceville, located at 146 44th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. The performance begins at 10pm.
Ladyfest Pittsburgh is a three-day, DIY, and community-based music festival in Pittsburgh, featuring lady-fronted and lady-dominant acts. The annual festival highlights artists who are underrepresented and active in the vibrant arts and music communities around the world. Ladyfest Pittsburgh aims to bring all underrepresented populations of the community together, as well as to create an inclusive, safer space for people of all backgrounds/identities to enjoy music and the arts.
Featured among the performers is 1Hood’s Blak Rapp Madusa. Through spoken word and melodic lyricism, Blak Rapp paints a vivid picture of her culture via social and political justice interwoven with spiritual inspiration. With a degree in Africana Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, M.A.D.U.S.A., whose name is an acronym for "Making A Difference Using Skills and Activism", uses her vast knowledge and experiences to relate to the masses. collective of socially conscious artists and activists who utilize art as a means of raising awareness about social justice matters affecting people around the world. 1Hood offers performance, written and visual art to connect communities and amplify messages.
“I am super excited about playing LadyFest this year,” says Blak Rapp. “Last year it was amazing and powerful to see other sisters throwing down in solidarity. This year I plan to perform a couple tracks from my upcoming mixtape, Mary's Daughter.”
She continues, “Mary's Daughter is about my life. It's about the trials and tribulations that I faced as a black female hip-hop Artivist (artist and activist). What inspired me [to create Mary's Daughter] was making a transition from Islam to a different spiritual awakening. By being unapologetic about my blackness, my queerness, and femininity, I hope to inspire other women and girls to be great.”
Tickets and more information about Ladyfest Pittsburgh can be found on their Facebook page here.
Blak Rapp Performance @ 10pm // Doors @ 7pm
46 44th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201