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STAND UP, SPEAK OUT! with Psalm One, Maria Isa, and The Happy Children

  • The Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55454 United States (map)

SUSO: Stand Up, Speak Out Presents

STAND UP, SPEAK OUT! with Psalm One, Maria Isa, and The Happy Children

Friday Oct 12, 2018 Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM

All Ages

$15 General Admission / $10 Students Advance / $12 Students Day of Show

This is a standing show with an open floor. General Admission tickets are available online, by phone, t Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows. 

Stand Up, Speak Out!

Join Psalm One, Maria Isa, and The Happy Children for a SUSO! concert to promote youth engagement, empowerment and support for reproductive rights. SUSO! is an opportunity for young people to Stand Up and Speak Out. We are the next generation and we need to let politicians know that our hopes and dreams matter. We are worried about the environment, women’s reproductive health, gun violence, human rights and the inequality of wealth. Pay attention: We will VOTE! We will Stand Up and Speak Out. 100% of ticket sales to benefit Planned Parenthood, at the forefront of safeguarding and providing safe, non-judgmental health care and supporter of human rights.

Psalm One

Cristalle Bowen, professionally known as Psalm One, has been consistently named one of the nation's Best Artists by the Chicago Tribune, and in 2011 made her television debut on MTV's Emmy-winning series, MADE. 

She released her debut album, "Bio:Chemistry", while studying chemistry at the University of Illinois in 2002. In 2006 Psalm One became the only woman signed to the independent record label Rhymesayers Entertainment after leaving her job as a chemist and releasing her commercial debut, "The Death of Frequent Flyer". In 2015, she challenged the label’s practices toward women, herself then being the only woman signed to the imprint in its 20+ year history. And advocate of equal rights across the board, Psalm frequently speaks on panels and conducts workshops in the educational sphere. 

Psalm One has performed on stages across the globe and is always adding to an already impressive discography. She’s shared the stage with everyone from Chance the Rapper to 50 Cent. In 2012 she released a children's album, aptly titled "Child Support" in conjunction with ASCAP and America SCORES, a nationally celebrated after school program. 

Balancing time between tour and running the hip-hop influenced after school program Rhymeschool, Psalm has always been an insightful, exciting artist to watch. In 2013, she began releasing music under the pseudonym Hologram Kizzie. 

In 2015 she self-released P.O.L.Y. (Psalm One Loves You), and embarked on a U.S. tour she orchestrated herself. P.O.L.Y. broke new ground for Psalm, as it shows a beautiful amount of live instrumentation and group vocals. Fittingly, the album was named one of the year’s best by multiple publications. 

Also in 2015, she became the driving force behind a new supergroup, the all-female collective The Rapperchicks. 2015 marked the group’s debut “Shitty Punk Album”, as well as the release of Psalm’s incredible triple album “Gender Fender Bender”. 

In 2018 Psalm has been working on a few multimedia projects, just completed a European tour and is slated to start releasing new content (as) soon (as it’s ready). She is temporarily living in Minneapolis focusing on building safe artistic spaces with women and non-binary artists.

Maria Isa

Born and raised in the Twin Cities to NuyoRican parents, emcee, singer, and songwriter Maria Isa is recognized for her dedication towards celebrating her cultural diversity through music and political activism. Following her nomination in 2006 for the Minnesota Music Award's "Best Hip-Hop Artist" category, Isa released her first independent album M.I. Split Personalities in May of 2007 and has been promoting her music in the Twin Cities, Puerto Rico and nationally.

The Happy Children

The Happy Children are a band born from of the movement/brand of Normal Parents founded in 2015. They sprung onto the local music scene of Minneapolis with an uplifting energy, playing shows ranging from basements to co-headlining hip hop parties to opening for Hippo Campus at First Avenue. In 2018, The Happy Children released their debut LP, Self Help Book (produced by Ed Ackerson at Flowers Studio) accompanied by an actual 56 page book designed by Normal Parents. As The Happy Children and Normal Parents further their development as a family, they will continue to explode onto all with energy and honesty. We are all the happy children of normal parents.

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