WEDNESDAY PICK | Tou SaiKo Lee and his O.G. (original grandma) at the Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar

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In his exploration of the parallels among American rap, spoken word, and traditional Hmong poetry chanting, Tou SaiKo Lee has found an unexpected musical collaborator: his grandmother Youa Chang. Lee and his grandma will be at the Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar on March 28 to headline and curate a Lowertown Reading Jam with the theme “Stories from O.G.s: Honoring the O.riginal G.eneration.” Also paying respect will be b-girl Chilli, black/Anishinabe poet Louis Alemayehu, and Somali artist-activist Abdifatah Farah Ali.


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