As part of the Seattle International Film Festival, the daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra will be performing at Neumos on Saturday.
daKAK presents real hip hop music done from a true hip hop mindset, knocking down boundaries while respecting this broad culture’s roots. They blend thick beats with breakbeat-worthy soul, jazz, funk, rock, classical, symphonic fat shit. Bringing it to you thoroughly live, fresh from the guts, hearts and brainstems of Dakonductor Geoff “Double G” Gallegos and 80-or-so close musical friends.
The show will follow a screening of a great film about jazz called Icons Among Us, a dynamic and engaging document of many of the greatest jazz musicians of today. Subtitled “Jazz in the Present Tense”, it contains interviews and performances from the likes of Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, Medeski Martin & Wood, the Bad Plus, and many others.
Icons Among Us shows at the Egyptian at 6:30 May 30th. Doors for the Neumos show are at 8pm. Advance tickets on sale now at: www.ticketswest.com, Moe Bar, Rudy’s Barbershops, select QFCs.