Blossom – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – December 6th, 2018

Blossom

Willamette Week's G!G Presents a bill of some of the most exciting up-and-coming artists in Portland

Blossom

Maarquii, Amenta Abioto, Karma Rivera

Thu, December 6, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

 

If you don't know Blossom, you're missing out.

SOUNDS LIKE: Fantasizing about the underground nightclub of your dreams, discovering it actually exists, then staying there all night.

Come enjoy some distinctly intoxicating vibes, marked by velvet vocals, playful lyrics and airy beats reflective of her island upbringing. We'll be dancing the night away and showing support for local nonprofits. Don't forget about all the kickass raffle items – oh, and did we mention there's no cover?

Entry is first come, first serve – make sure to get here early!

Sponsored generously by SeatGeek and New Deal Distillery.

Blossom
Blossom
Born into a musically inclined family, she embraced the stage naturally at the age of 12. For many years she performed alongside her uncle with his traveling steel drum band.
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Upon moving to Portland, she has developed the identity of a unique songstress. Her first serious moments of vocal talent were as a backup singer for an R&B artist in 2011 which led her to write songs of her own. Blossom’s jazzy neo-soul inspired voice and meaningful lyrics have found her in the favor of Portland’s underground hip-hop scene.
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In the winter of 2014 she released her first for-download project, Eclectic Garden which has lead to steady gigs around the Portland area. In 2015 Blossom is forming a band for live accompaniment during her shows and continuing to create music that stirs the soul. Blossom has a two track EP, Sass, dropping December 4th, 2015.
Maarquii
Maarquii
MAARQUII​­​ (Marquise Dickerson) was born in Eldorado, Arkansas. He moved to Tillamook Oregon at 13. There he acquired a deep interest in the arts: music and dance specifically. He trained in ballet, jazz, and street styles such as vogue, house and waacking. Highly influenced by ball culture and the underground queer club scene, his art often reflects those influences. Musically, he is inspired by greats like Erykah Badu, Myyki Blanco, Missy Elliott, and Zebra Katz to name a few. In the last year alone he has infiltrated the Portland scene; cultivating his craft and performing at parties such as "Club Kai Kai," "Boyuerism" and "Yes Please.” He is also a dancer for local RnB band Chanti Darling, who was recently voted Portland's Best New Band by Willamette Week. It was through performing at the local event "Sad Day" (put on by Patrick Buckmaster) that he was introduced to producers/artists Derek Stilwell and SaintMichaelLorenzo of JVNITOR and BRUXA, and thus "HEAVY PETTY" was born.
Amenta Abioto
Amenta Abioto
Songwriter, producer, and actor, Amenta Abioto is on the cutting edge of all that is musical, theatrical, and literary. Her music is boldly mystical and soul-fired, and her raw live performances invoke elements of both theatrical surprise and magic through ancient African diasporic sounds and stories. Weaved into syncopated rhythms and dichotomies of comedic proportions, Amenta surprises and tantalizes audiences with mind bending ideas. She brings to the music scene funky academia while skipping vocally from soul shaking gospel to smooth jazz and then onto hip hop rhythms wrapped in West African beats.

Graduating from Idllywild Art’s Academy in 2010, she trained in musical theatre. Since graduating she has courted the music scene and produced one self-titled EP, Amenta Abioto , and one upcoming album, Opening Flower Hymns. Receiving inspiration from the best-seller work Women Who Run With the Wolves, mythological characterization and cultural stories are reflected in the original works of Amenta Abioto.

Boldly striking in appearance, Amenta brings beauty, charm, and creativity to any stage as an ode to funk. She grabs the audience and they become her musical composition. It is like swimming in an ocean full of dolphins while shouting in a Baptist church. Amenta is a storyteller’s teller, a fantastical north STAR, a High Priestess.
Karma Rivera
Karma Rivera
Karma Rivera is a hip-hop recording artist from Portland, OR. Rivera has established herself as one of the compelling rising stars of the Portland hip-hop scene through a combination of energetic live performances and a steady stream of song releases.
Inspired by the creative brilliance of ’90s artists like Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, and Eve, Karma Rivera is looking to revive that era’s sense of authenticity and ingeniousness while showcasing her lyrical skills as an MC to the forefront.
She has performed at countless events in Portland including The Thesis, Mic Check and even headlining Girlfest NW 2017.