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Aima The Dreamer

For those in the know, Aima the Dreamer has been rockin' crowds for years as a vocalist and MC with groups such as J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science, The Mamaz, Goddess Alchemy Project and Jazz Mafia's Brass, Bows and Beats Hip-Hop Symphony. All of this in addition to her own solo project has given her a variety of outlets with which to harness her energy as not only a talented MC and vocalist, but also as a strong, feminine woman who easily holds her own amongst a male-dominated industry.

Spending her childhood moving across the United States from the Mid West of Detroit and Chicago towards the West Coast via Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, Aima finally found solid roots in Hawaii at the age of 9, where she lived for the next 10 years until planting herself firmly into the Bay Area, where she has resided ever since.

A troubled childhood led her to write poetry as a way of coping with the stresses of life. This skill would serve her well as she began going to open mics at the age of 16 as a spoken word artist and later finding her calling as an emcee in the Bay Area by way of meeting her other half of The Mamaz, Persia. "She really took me under her wing and transitioned me from spoken word to emcee".

Nearly 10 years later Aima has taken her lifetime of experiences and lessons learned and brought them together in a perfectly blended mix of music that reflects a woman who is independent, sexy, strong, spiritual and intelligent.
Coupled with her exquisite rhymes and flows, Aima the Dreamer's mixtape gives the music world a taste of an artist who knows what she wants. With plans for a full-length album in the works, there's no doubt she will get it.

Inspired by her family and friends, Aima cites the Bay Area as one of the biggest influences in her music; "I want to make music for all ages and especially for the young girls and women out there. I am inspired by all the great music that comes out of the Bay Area on a daily. It is truly a blessing to be surrounded by such open mindedness, revolutionary ideas, and beautifully talented people."

Lady Ryan

Emancipacion

DJ Emancipacion draws inspiration for her musical journey from people’s movements for freedom and liberation. Her sets take you on a journey through Africa (her homeland) via Chicago (her birthplace), tracing tribal roots, future dubs, and lots of soul.

She has been a proud member of the San Francisco Bay Area dance scene for over 12 years, and has played and collaborated with many DJs and artists including: Carlos Mena, J Boogie, Chuck D, Invincible, Mark Gonzales, DJ Nader, Cheb i Sabbah, Climbing Poetree, Fredwreck, DAM, Omar Offendum, and more...

She is the founding member of SouLovely, the first all lady DJ crew based in Oakland, CA. She is also a resident DJ at the legendary house music weekly Brothers and Sisters alongside DJ Dedan, and monthly bay area parties Kiss the Sky, Movement, Bibi, and Butta.

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Soulovely with Aima The Dreamer, Lady Ryan, Emancipacion

Sunday, July 14 · 3:00 PM at Rock Steady