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


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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