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TKAY MAIDZA
with Tarica June

Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages


DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

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ABOUT TKAY MAIDZA:

Tkay Maidza played every festival in Australia worth mentioning and now a phenomenal performance at South by Southwest has put 21-year-old Adelaide rapper Tkay Maidza on the cusp of global stardom.

Maidza received rave reviews at the Texas festival for her electric presence on stage and now the Nike Air Max ambassador is to perform a secret pop-up gig in Sydney this Saturday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic shoe.

Maidza, who arrived in Australia from Zimbabwe at the age of five, says she is flattered to be compared to Miaand Azealia Banks— even if her international fans are confused about where she’s from.

“In the US people don’t know if I’m African or Australian,” she told Confidential.

“It’s rare to be African and an Aussie so no one knows what I sound like, but I just sound like myself.”

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ABOUT TARICA JUNE:

Within a culture that severely under represents and undervalues the non-conforming female voice unwilling to bend to trends and commercial viability, Tarica June is a unapologetically insightful, introspective, and intelligent. The Howard Law School-educated hip-hop artist has a unique and celebrated skill set. Her dossier flaunts high praises from the likes of seminal hip-hop artist Chuck D (Public Enemy) and upcoming collaborations with hip hop artist M-1 (Dead Prez). With an effortless flow that sits haughtily at the nexus of diverse influences such as Sonia Sanchez, Yasiin Bey, and T.I., it’s easy to see why HipHopDX called her debut mixtape “one of the most important projects in recent Hip Hop memory.”
 
The self-directed video for her politically-charged hit "But Anyway" went viral in Spring of 2016, garnering over a million views on Facebook in less than 3 days. This sparked coverage from numerous national outlets including NPR and ELLE.com, bringing national attention to issues related to the gentrification of Washington DC (her hometown). 
 
More info is available at http://taricajune.com .