Live Music Events in Rochester, MN
Dessa w/ Lady Midnight & Dani A’mor @ Chateau Theatre
November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 11:59 pm$25.00 – $65.00
Date: November 17th 2023
Location: Chateau Theatre, Rochester, MN
All Ages – Limited seating available
This show is brought to you in partnership with Threshold Arts.
Dessa is a singer, rapper, and writer who has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations. Her albums include rap bangers; a cappella arrangements; and big, catchy pop hooks. She’s toured 5 continents (which sounds fancier than it is–think rented van, not catered bus), published a memoir, and recorded a live album with the GRAMMY-winning Minnesota Orchestra (okay, that one was fancy). On the invitation of Lin-Manuel Miranda, she contributed a track to The Hamilton Mixtape and while touring through Hong Kong, she delivered a TED talk titled “Can We Choose to Fall out Love [ted.com]?” that’s notched more than 4 million views. Her written work has been published in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, and in literary journals around the country. On the stage and on the page, Dessa’s work embodies ferocity, wit, tenderness, and candor.
Lady Midnight is a vocalist and performance artist who draws upon her multidisciplinary background and Afro-indigenous roots to create work that reflects our collective lives. The City Pages named Lady Midnight Best Twin Cities Vocalist and named her highly anticipated debut album Death Before Mourning Best Album of 2020. She has performed across the country, sharing stages with legendary acts like Common, Moby, Andra Day, and Aloe Blacc. As a film composer, she has been commissioned by the Walker Arts Center and artist Kara Walker.
Lady Midnight holds space for Black, Indigenous, people of color, refugee, and immigrant youth within her creative community residencies and projects like NDN Collective, indigenous students on the Red Lake reservation, refugee and immigrant girls and non-binary students participating in Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership in partnership with Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment, and Kulture Klub Collaborative (a non-profit for youth experiencing homelessness). She has dedicated her life to empowering youth, using her art to inspire change and heal collective trauma.
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Dani A’mor has a voice that draws you in and leaves you wanting more. She is a classically trained vocalist who started singing in church choirs at age 4 and continued singing throughout her life, including in her Performing Arts High School, community theaters and in bands, jazz combos and big bands.
She was a collegiate vocalist who studied Contemporary Commercial Music with a Vocal Performance emphasis at Utah State University, Caine College of the Arts, and later transferred to University of Northern Colorado to study Music Business with an emphasis in Jazz voice.
She was the lead vocalist in the “funk-n-roll” band Danger 5, which garnered local fame with sellout shows and TV appearances in Utah and Colorado. Dani is a self-proclaimed storyteller and loves doing it through song, acting, writing, and most performing mediums.
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