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Root Dwellers presents: Francis Arevalo & Laydyjams

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Kings Cafe

2223 Kingsway

Vancouver, BC V5N 5A1

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Root Dwellers brings to you it's first hip-hop showcase with 2 phenomenal Vancouver acts; Filipino rapper, poet, producer and mental health advocate FRANCIS AREVALO. A mix of hip-hop, vocal harmonies, violin and music to empower youth, and challenge the themes often seen in popular music and society by LAYDY JAMS!

Root Dwellers is a grassroots music event that provides important and intimate platforms to Vancouver music artists, both bands and solo artists. We offer distraction-free listening rooms where the audience can relax in a cosy performance space and be captivated and drawn into the artists creative realm with a miniature interview that takes place before each performance commences. This event takes place on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Doors: 7pm / Music: 8-10.30pm

Cover: $15 / Adv tickets $12

Venue: Kings Cafe, 2223 Kingsway, East Van

FRANCIS AREVALO

Francis Arevalo is a Filipino rapper, producer, and mental health advocate with roots in the poetry slam community, born and raised on the unceded Coast Salish lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Watuth peoples, in Vancouver, BC. His journey battling bi-polar disorder through music was the subject of a 2017 Vancouver Asian Film Fest award-winning documentary "The Lion". He's driven to connect with others through community-building, collaboration, and sharing our truths. In a September 2018 review of his EP "Home, Grown", DOMINIONATED describes his music as coming from "the feeling that he’s found and embraced a truth deep within himself, that he sees the world not through rose-coloured glasses, but in shades of optimism, hope, and beauty". He is working on his debut album to release next year.

https://francisarevalo.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/francisarevalomusic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixsrnc15PmQ

LAYDY JAMS

Laydy Jams is a duo of 2 women of colour, based in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territories. Featuring Missy D as femcee and Sejal on violin and vocals, our music is a mix of hip-hop, vocal harmonies, violin, and a lil 90's throwback to bring you home, hope, and love for the revolution. We use our music to empower youth, and challenge the themes often seen in popular music and society. Laydy Jams' music and message is impacted by our diverse cultural backgrounds, with influences hailing from around the world. We write our life experiences into music, knowing that we provide a kind of comfort, familiarity, and radical joy for other people of colour and marginalized communities. We bring the sound of our lives to audiences through roots of R&B, hip-hop, soul, classical, jazz, and funk. Take a listen. Join our family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDSU-fxbDzU

https://www.facebook.com/LaydyJams

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