Abdu Ali, Joy Postell & Friends Via Festival Warm Up

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Join Abdu Ali, Joy Postell, slowdanger & isabella amor for a Pgh <> Bmore warmup to get your mind and body flowing. VIA Festival is just around the corner!

21+ // $10 at the door

VIA Festival, October 6-9, Pgh

2015 VIA Fest alumn, Baltimore's Abdu Ali is a man of many talents—Bmore Club prodigy, MC of DIY Kahlon dance parties at The Crown, public speaker, author of short stories—and the 25-year-old polymath isn’t just pushing artistic boundaries, he’s breaking them down. Put on “Keep Movin [Negro Kai]” and get lost in his transcendent, futuristic sound.


Baltimore based singer/songwriter Joy Postell keeps things short and sweet. Her thought-provoking acoustic cut 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot', was released following the Baltimore riots. 'Seattle' is more mellow and relaxed with nothing but pure neo-soul vibes. We all need a little neo-soul in our lives. Joy is part of the Balti Gurls all-girls art collective showcasing & celebrating art by women of color. “I wrote ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ to shed light and to give honor to the countless victims of police brutality. From Emmett Till, Rodney King to Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, it seems as though not much has changed. I believe that music is one of the most powerful forms of dialogue that we have. It’s time for us to unite and extend a helping hand to our fellow brothers and sisters in need.”


Pittsburgh-based multidisciplinary performance duo comprised of Baltimore native Anna Thompson and Dallas native Taylor Knight. They combine improvisational and choreographed dance with their original electronic soundscapes generating a vulnerable, evocative, and authentic performance experience. slowdanger has performed at the VIA Festival, Kahlon Party, TEDx, and more.


Local selector extrodinaire on warm-up duties.

Presented by DME
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