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Sa-Roc

June 25 @ 3:30 PM - 5:45 PM CDT

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Sa-Roc

Sa-Roc grew up in Southeast D.C., at the height of the crack era, with neighborhoods plagued by poverty and disaffection. Her early experiences shaped her understanding of the world around her, deepened her emotional sensitivity, and cemented a social consciousness that would later feature heavily within her work. She was born three months premature and didn’t make a sound during the first fourteen months of her life. This struggle to find a voice — literally and creatively — would later be critical in shaping her lyrical expression.

Sa-Roc is arguably one of the most vibrant MCs in the world today. Her crisp articulation, fiery delivery, and elevated and insightful lyricism have often placed her within the same conversation as some of Hip Hop’s most notable artists, and once dubbed by Okayplayer as “one of the most formidable microphone mavens in the game,” Sa-Roc is an artist for a socially conscious generation.

There was no lack of early influences; she was raised by an artist father and an avid reader for a mother who would expose their young children to black writers, musicians, and performers. As a result, she has been raised on everything from the syncopated rhythms of hometown Go-Go acts like the Rare Essence and the Backyard band to the prophetic poetry of Gil Scott Heron and Nikki Giovanni. The work of writers like these and more helped Sa-Roc foster a love for language and writing, and while still young, she began to pen her poetry and short stories. In addition, she attended the Sankofa Institute, a Pan African-centered school where her writing, social and creative expression were nurtured by Hasinatu Camara, an educator and civil rights activist. Camara would introduce Sa-Roc to friends like Kwame Ture (f.k.a. Stokely Carmichael), MutaBaruka, and Haile Gerima. Through these personal encounters, she began to see how artistic expression could be used as a tool to educate, inspire, and create change, a set of principles that she continues to live by.

 

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Details

Date:
June 25
Time:
3:30 PM - 5:45 PM CDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.summerfest.com/artist/sa-roc

Venue

Summerfest
200 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Phone:
(414) 273-2680
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