Monday, August 25, 2008

Brother Ali Headlines "Explode The Vote" Concert

Download: Brother Ali - "Truth Is"
Download: Big Quarters - "Everyday"

Taken directly from the Brother Ali MySpace Blog:

Explode The Vote is about getting the youth voice out to the polls in record numbers this November so we can make this year's victories ring loud and clear throughout the district: WE WANT CHANGE!

The show is featuring performances by:

Brother Ali
Big Quarters
Usual Suspects
Illuminous 3
Green Sketch Crew

We've all certainly heard about "rocking the vote", (or, as I once wrote about a St. Olaf-related political event, "smooth jazzing the vote") but this is ridiculous. Still, could you think of anyone you'd rather have "Explode The Vote"--or anyone who would be more capable of engaging in democratic explosiveness--than Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali? What's that you ask? Fellow Rhymesayers act I Self Devine? Why, he happens to be hosting the whole shebang.

The event is being presented by Congressman Keith Ellison, who, unlike some other senators, was sworn in on a Koran once owned by Thomas Jefferson. So the next time you receive an email from your Limbaugh-loving older relatives stating that Obama was sworn in on the Koran, forward them the information stated above, and then kindly, respectfully inform that they're ignorant sluts.

Actually, it would probably be a much more constructive use of time just to buy tickets.

Coffman Great Hall - U of M Campus
State ID Required

(Jonathan Graef)

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