Jaspar Lepak + Kashimana

Sun, Sep 22

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5PM DOORS // 7PM SHOW $15 ADVANCE // $20 DAY OF SHOW ALL AGES Jaspar Lepak writes feminist folk songs from the heart—poetic, profound and “always evocative” (Mostly Minnesota). Drawing comparisons to Kate Wolf and Nanci Griffith, her pure voice rings out above the pack, creating classic-sounding folk songs inspired by the many places she has called home (Tucson, Durban, Seattle, and Minneapolis). Her 2024 album So Strong landed at #6 on the Folk Radio Chart and perfectly weaves the personal with the political. Inspired by the overturning of Roe, the loss of her childhood friend to cancer and her own experiences with pregnancy, childbirth and caregiving, the songs are bravely honest, deep, sweet, and even playful at times. “So Strong is comforting and charmingly unpretentious.” - The Current Kashimana is a mother, musician, vocalist, composer, producer and teaching artist with a rich soulful blues voice that soars through their original compositions. The name Kashimana means 'that's their heart' and you can hear Kashimana’s heart beating in the compelling sound of their music which is an exploration of Soul, R&B, Folk, Afro-funk and more. Kashimana often draws from their Nigerian heritage and experiences growing up in Nigeria and Kenya and living in the United States. Her latest release, Phantom Cries, captures the pivot point of Kashimana's musical artistry and journey into mamahood. The album is an emotional rollercoaster of songs guaranteed to give you goosebumps and invoke reflection and transformation. “deliciously brilliantly fun...glistening new sounds” - Mpls.St.Paul Magazine