Women MCs, A Letter From Dessa: Politics, Pleasure, And Art

Two of our talented female New Years headliners: Kid Sister and Dessa, are skilled in spinning, writing, and rhyming.  Unfortunately for the masses, the hip hop and electronic music industries tend to be male playgrounds.  We’re proud to host these self-defined artists, and hope you will support them as well.  In response to an internal conversation about this party, Dessa wrote the following letter to our readers to share a bit about her experience as a female MC .

Dessa

My membership in Doomtree has been the largest single factor in my career as a hip hop artist. I make music with with smart, funny, good-hearted guys who aren’t particularly concerned with the fact that I’m a woman. So my gender hasn’t played a very large role in my process of making music.  My gender has, however, affected the presentation of that music.

Tonight: Bela Fleck And The Flecktones In Concert

Sunday, December 13, 2009, Orpheum Theatre 7:30 pm , $35 all ages

THE HOLIDAY TOUR

Featuring Victor Lamonte Wooten, Future Man, and Jeff Coffin with guest collaborators Alash Ensemble (Tuvan Throat Singers)

Set Times- Doors: 6:30pm, Set 1: 7:30pm, Intermission: 8:30pm, Set 2: 8:50pm

Alash Ensemble first joined the Flecktones in 2008 their first-ever holiday record, the Grammy-winning Jingle All The Way. Newsweek writes:

Imagine a human bagpipe-a person who could sing a sustained low note while humming an eerie, whistle-like melody. For good measure, toss in a thrumming rhythm similar to that of a jaw harp, but produced vocally-by the same person, at the same time. Now imagine 4 guys that can do that at the same time!

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Kid Sister NYE Party To Benefit AIDS Network

Your booty is simply not ready for Kid Sister. –METROMIX new years eve party madison wi ten kid sister orpheum theatre

TEN, the all-night dance party featuring Kid Sister on December 31st at the Orpheum will donate $1 from every ticket sold to support  AIDS Network.

Established in 1985, AIDS Network provides comprehensive, community-driven HIV/AIDS prevention and care services throughout South Central Wisconsin. This year’s focus is on education and prevention of oral herpes, how to treat them, etc.

Doors open at 9pm. Free champagne toast at midnight, free prizes throughout the evening, and breakfast at 5am.

Tickets $20 adv $25. All ages.

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Welcoming the Tribe, Affirming the Vibe.



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Just Announced: 2009-2010 New Years Eve Dance Party With KID SISTER

We bring to you TEN, the all-night dance party featuring hip hop songstress Kid Sister, December 31st, New Year’s Eve at the Orpheum, Madison WI.

Remember Pro Nails with Kanye West?  Well she just dropped Ultraviolet, her first full-length with Downtown Records…check out the newest vid here.

Doors open at 8pm.  Free champagne toast at midnight and free prizes throughout the evening.

Tickets $20 adv $25.  On sale this Saturday, November 21 at 12 noon, all ages.

Tickets available here and at the Orpheum Box Office.

Stay tuned for more announcements regarding MCs and DJs being added to the show, as well as sponsors, prizes, and other juicy details.

It will be the party of the year.  Cheers.

PARTY UPDATES ALWAYS HAPPENING HERE

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Monday Concert Connection – Haiku Master Showdown For Free Tix

Words are great. Especially when coupled with sounds, as you all know, to make music. April is national poetry month and as its end draws near, we here at TE would like to give you an opportunity to use your words. Read more to find out how you can collect a pair of tickets by having fun!

Scroll down for chances to WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS and express your inner poet with Peanut Butter Wolf and others, Robbie Fulks, Pert’ Near Sandstone, and Dan Deacon! Any ticket contest answers in a 5-7-5 haiku format will receive extra points.

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