Rochelle Jordan and Shi Wisdom headline Tika Simone’s next Known UNKnown event at Harbourfront Centre [News]
Toronto, ON – Tika Simone recently announced that her acclaimed The Known UNKnown event series has partnered with the Harbourfront Centre. This means, every 3 months, The Known UNKnown will be held in the venue’s Brigantine Room. The first show in the new venue, Saturday, February 4th, features the immensely talented Rochelle Jordan, the beautiful songstress Shi Wisdom with 88 Days of Fortune (KJ, Spek Won, Abstract Random) as opening acts.
There will also be performances by Savannah Re, J.R. Richy and a very special performance by the Jane and Finch Female Cypher. Tika Simone will be your host for the evening. Click the jump link for the official event flyer. P.S. This event is free!
The Known UNKnown
The Known (Un)Known is one of Toronto’s most buzz-worthy, all-ages independent artist events showcasing the urban music stars of tomorrow. Co-produced and hosted by Tika Simone (MTV’s The Hills Aftershow, hip pop singer-songwriter.) Although people recognize Tika from The Hills Aftershow, few know that she started out as a gifted singer and classically trained violinist.
Noticing that there wasn’t a consistent outlet in the city of Toronto for gifted up-and-coming artists, she took charge. The Known UNKnown is now an event that will be held at the Harbourfront Centre in the prestigious Brigantine Room.
Rochelle Jordan, who Vibe Magazine has dubbed the “female version of Drake,” is blowing up on the blogospshere thanks to her remix of Drake’s “Marvin’s Room” (being lyrically name-checked by Drizzy hasn’t hurt her either). Check out her debut mixtape, ROJO, which samples a diverse number of artists including Kelis and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.
Shi’s first official release, Love Speak, and accompanying video created a huge buzz for this budding artist. She recently won a 2011Stylus Award.
88 Days of Fortune
This Toronto-based music and multimedia collective, once described as being an urban Broken Social Scene, is comprised of talented soloists and groups that run the gamut from hip hop and electronic to punk.
Here’s the official listing from the Harbourfront Centre’s website: