11:11 Awaken Asheville
is an event with a mission to expand consciousness through beats. The lineup features regional hip hop and electronic artists, including Asheville-based hip hop artist Siyah. The event will be held this Friday night at Timo's House, alongside Bryan Divisions and artists from surrounding states. The show starts at 9:30 pm.
is a 25 year-old hip hop artist who grew up in Oakland, California, until his move to the Carolinas. His first official EP, Brief Demonstration
, was released in December of last year. Siyah's thoughtful, hopeful lyrics are deeply critical of the current state of things, but are also a call to action, shedding light on possible next steps to initiate change and keep the fires of independence, faith, and spirit burning bright. The lead single "Holy Water"
is a rumination on power-mongering, greed, and the courage required to overcome the forces that hold humanity back.
Co-organizer Bryan Divisions
, also from Asheville, is a transformational
hip-hop artist whose musical mission includes "self-discovery, creation, gratitude, manifestation, and self-actualization." On one of his recent remixes, of the Stranger Things
theme song, Bryan Divisions's vocal additions are particularly prescient for current moment.
Also on the lineup: Wizo, The Madscientist, Edmond Ivory, and Guilty Pleasure.
Entry is $5. Check out the Facebook event page here