TOMM¥ €A$H -BLU SAMU - ALYONA ALYONA - MARTHA DA'RO
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The provocative, inventive and exuberant Eastern hip-hop superstar
WhenWed. 6 May, 2020
Tommy Cash has become the ultimate posterboy for the well-trodden post-Soviet aesthetic, rejecting the well-tread route to hip-hop notoriety.
Born in 91, on the last year of the Soviet Union Tommy Cash experienced a blend of the Baltic ghetto and the lingering Russian heritage whilst growing up. Turning to art for self-expression he experimented across dancing hip-hop and street art, finally to arrive at his latest conquest - music.
His creativity derives from the cultural capital of post-Soviet sceneries and the sounds of the leaders of western rap music. Unpacking the layers of Tommy Cash you’ll find a genuine admiration for the iconic three stripes Adidas, equestrianism, Russian carpets and Kanye West - all of which construct the conceptual artist who is capable of smashing preconceptions and transcending boundaries of sexuality, genres and history.
From Portugal to Brussels, passing through Antwerp, Blu Samu (23) already lived several lives. Somewhere in between poet and urban samurai, Blu Samu tells her story through an intuitive mix of hip hop and soul, using her hoarse voice to express her love of words. She moved in with her friends from Le 77 in Brussels, and in them and Zwangere Guy, she found a real crew, a family. She quickly became the new sensation of the Belgian hip hop. Winning the red bull elektropedia award for best upcoming urban artists and performing at festivals such as dour and pukkelpop. And when she’s not performing in Belgium, Blu Samu plays one gig after the other all over europe representing Brussels with her DJ Loumana by her side.
Story of alyona alyona is a story of a young kindergarten teacher from a village on the outskirts of Kiev who became an overnight hip-hop sensation. She raps in her mother tongue Ukrainian and hits the bull’s eye with her lyrics. The former educator is about to become a cult. Her debut album “Ribki” (“Fischlein”, a synonym for young women) became a viral hit in Ukraine after its release in October 2018. She raps humorously about what it’s like to be the “thickest fish” – and not to fit into the narrow ideal of beauty. “Salischaju swij dim” (“I leave my house”) is an unofficial anthem for the many Ukrainians who want to move away from their ancestral life into a better future – whether to the EU, America or the capital Kiev. There is something about Alyona Alyona that goes beyond her undoubtedly impressive looks, her confident attitude, her captivating flow, her lyrical ability, her sound quality or her alter ego in kindergarten. Her success can simply amount to an innate sense of authenticity that gives her hip-hop personality the street credibility the genre thrives on.
Martha Da’ro is a genre-bending artist as she is both a singer and actress. After been graced with her first project Soul’Art, the multi-talented Brussels-based artist takes matters into her own hands as Martha Da’ro – blending dreamy pop with hip hop, English with French and definitely with a fragile but boundless emotion. She presented her very first EP "Cheap Wine & Paris" as a release during Les Nuits at the Grand Salon last year. This year she will unveil some new songs from her first albums that she will defend in the Chapiteau!