Kaki King

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” guitarist and multimedia performance artist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. (Also see DATA NOT FOUND).

Meklit

Ethio-Jazz singer Meklit is a celebrated musician, composer and cultural activist, making music that sways between cultures and continents. “Get into Meklit!” -- VIBE 

Snarky Puppy

As one of the major figures in jazz, three time GRAMMY-winning Snarky Puppy has developed a signature sound, a rabid fan, and a global presence.

Fury

Combining music, ballet, and multimedia, FURY takes audiences on a theatrical journey, inspired by the blockbuster film "Mad Max - Fury Road”.

Troker

One of Mexico’s most important cultural exports of instrumental music. Noisy, chaotic, sprawling, messy, and altogether wonderful.” - All About Jazz

Mark Lettieri

Snarky Puppy's Mark Lettieri is a GRAMMY-winning guitarist. With an active presence online, he leads with hybridity, virtuosity, and major groove. "guitar wiz" Music Radar

Sharon Fridman

With athletic, adventurous work rooted in contact improvisation, Madrid-based Compañía Sharon Fridman has become a leading force in dance.

Jojo Abot

Ghanaian artist JOJO ABOT possesses a signature sound and spirit, innovating in music and visual art styles. “akin to Björk …  unique, innovative sound." – AfroPop  

Ron Artis II

Hailing from Hawaii, and deeply influenced by blues, gospel, soul and R&B, Ron Artis II writes with deeply personal intent. His music stands out as both urgent and timeless.

Penny Arcade

"Queen of the underground,” performance artist Penny Arcade has had a mainstream presence on almost every continent for over 40 years. “infectious energy” – NY Times

Germán López

A brilliant and prolific timple player, honoring Canary folk alongside with Flamenco, West African rhythm, jazz, and a 21st century approach to performing “island music”.

Becca Stevens

Vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist Becca Stevens draws from jazz, chamber pop, indie rock, and folk. “Intimate, ruminative, jagged-edged originals” - Downbeat

Truth to Power Café

A participant-driven performance intercut with multimedia: monologue, poetry, and music. TTPC is powered by testimony from participants speaking truth to power.

Quique Escamilla

Quique Escamillia is a distinguished Mexican-Canadian musician and activist, who won a JUNO Award for World Music Album of the Year in 2017.

Halie Loren

International, award-winning Halie Loren performs jazz standards and original songs in multiple languages, influenced broadly by pop, folk, and even gospel music. 

Giorgia Lupi

An information designer, artist and entrepreneur. Her TED TALK on data humanism has over one million views. "beautiful and thought-provoking" – Business Insider

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