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Tamar-kali crafts aggressive melodic rock spun around a voice that will shatter your expectations with its soulful intensity.
This 5 piece outfit enchants you with its melody, while delivering a swift kick to the gut with its incisive emotional core. As a songwriter and vocalist Tamar-kali has defied boundaries and blended styles to craft her own unique sound.
The uninitiated may have caught a glimpse of her artistry in the documentary AfroPunk or in Focus Features’ award winning film Pariah, with incendiary performances and contributions to their soundtracks introducing viewers to a rare and unique talent.
A Tamar-kali performance is a study in a soul yearning to break free of it’s earthly bounds. There are moments, when her voice soars amidst a flurry of hard core riffs and earth shaking rhythms, that you believe you may just witness it’s escape. Her eclectic sound and versatility has allowed her to perform on variety of domestic and international stages with a diverse list of artists from Paramore and Fishbone to Jean Grae and The Roots.

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jessica Care moore


jessica Care moore is the CEO of Moore Black Press, executive producer of Black Women Rock!, and founder of the literacy-driven Jess Care Moore Foundation. An internationally renowned poet, playwright, performance artist, and producer, she is the 2013 Alain Locke Award Recipient from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Moore is the author of The Alphabet Verses the Ghetto (2002), God Is Not an American (2009), Sunlight Through Bullet Holes (2013), and forthcoming memoir, Love Is Not The Enemy. She is well known for her record-breaking appearances on “It’s Showtime at the Apollo,” and is the youngest living Apollo Legend. This year, she will release her first electric jazz record, Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James, which features José James and the Detroit-based pianist Jon Dixon. She lives in downtown Detroit, where she is proud to be raising her 7-year old visual artist, baseball-loving,
hockey-playing son, King Moore. “My Brooklyn stoop was 77 Willoughby Ave. That’s where I started Moore Black Press Publishing Inc. in 1997.”

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