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Wild Night with Nadir Omowale and Carolyn Striho at Otus Supply
June 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm$12.00
Detroiter Carolyn Striho has a well-deserved reputation as a vibrant, dynamic performer, singer, musician and songwriter whose music makes you think. Carolyn’s vivid songs have been described as “from the silver edge of midnight,” and with her charismatic, spirited and honest delivery, mixed with her raw power rock and roll soulful gypsy sound, she has hypnotized crowds for years. Carolyn was on the Grammy Awards First Ballot 2018 for Best Rock Album with her recent album, “Afterthought.” A frequent Detroit Music Award winner, Carolyn has received 11 Detroit Music Awards, and a Billboard Music Award. Carolyn has performed on tour with Patti Smith, and with Don Was, Yoko Ono, Iggy Pop, Steve Earle, Tori Amos, Sinead O’Connor, Grace Jones and so many iconic artists. She’s also played with The Slits, The Ramones, Iggy Pop and many more. Carolyn’s performed several times in London, Rome, for two months in Japan, and many shows in Toronto, and has also played Chicago, on Lollapalooza, at The Detroit Jazz Festival, many times at Arts Beats & Eats, and so many festivals, clubs and galleries throughout Detroit and the Midwest. From her art rock and punk rock days to her melodic, spirited, raw performances with charming energy, Carolyn is working on new songs and a new book to be released soon. She has an exciting catalogue of music, just returning from a new U.K. tour in both London and Isle of Wight, and moving forward with more overseas shows again for 2020. www.carolynstriho.com
Fifteen-time Detroit Music Award winner and former MTV News correspondent, Nadir Omowale is driven by an impassioned activism. All of his hats – performer, producer, creative strategist – are worn by a man who explores as he produces, teaches as he advises, and creates art that honors the fact that life is filled with extremes and in-betweens. The result is infectious, a creative electricity that is essential to who Nadir is. His music is influenced by funk, but don’t call Nadir a funk revivalist. His understanding of rock, R&B, hip hop, and jazz takes funk to a most Nadir-centric next step; a Southern born, and Detroit raised sound that doesn’t fit in traditional boxes. His music reaches across genres and political aisles – sometimes with a gentle, outstretched hand, and occasionally with a clenched fist – always challenging listeners with a funk inspired, Motor City sound that is as relevant today, as Holland-Dozier-Holland were in the sixties. He has toured Europe, Canada and the US, and has shared the stage with legends and icons like Don Was, Public Enemy, Arrested Development, Michael Franti, Charlie Hunter, Bilal, Isaac Hayes, Rage Against The Machine, Van Hunt, and many others. He has performed at Sziget Festival in Budapest, The Detoit Jazz Festival, Concert of Colors, Arts, Beats and Eats, African World Festival and many other stages and venues. Nadir also curates the annual All-Star Michigan Mega Jam at the Michigan State Fair, and is a music producer and noted sideman for some of the nation’s best independent artists. www.nadiromowale.com