Willamette Week's G!G Presents a bill of some of the most exciting up-and-coming artists in Portland
Maarquii, Amenta Abioto, Karma Rivera
Thu, December 6, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmMississippi Studios
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.https://www.mississippistudios.com/event/1783610/
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.
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.
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.
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.