1116 Prospect St.
Indianapolis, IN, 46203
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
MALCOLM LONDON, called the Gil Scott-Heron of this generation by Cornel West, is an internationally recognized Chicago poet, activist, educator and musician. London brings vim and vigor to his energetic performances tackling tough contemporary issues head on. He appeared on PBS for the first-ever televised TED Talk with John Legend and Bill Gates and has shared stages with actor Matt Damon and rapper Lupe Fiasco.
As an organizer, London was part of a historic youth delegation to the United Nations in Geneva to address police violence in Chicago. Deeply interested in working on ways to improve the national education system, London regularly visits high schools, youth jails, colleges and communities to work with students on writing workshops and performances. London, also runs the largest youth open mic in Chicago along side his friend Chance The Rapper. He sees art as the intersection between justice and poetic imagination.
Malcolm is now taking what he's learned from teaching and being an artivist and putting it into music. London was one of three artists profiled in the Billboard documentary piece, “Saving Chicago: Inside Hip-Hops Movement to Make Chicago a Better Place” when his debut project "OPIA," was released in October 2016.
His latest project is called the "Right Away Series" and will be released on January 19, 2018 on all music providers.
Emmaline is an Alternative R&B four piece band founded by lead vocalist and songwriter Emmaline Campbell and guitarist Ryan Mondak, (other members of the band include jazz bassist Terrell Montgomery and drummer Marcus Cash.) This unique, soulful group was born on the grounds of the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music where each of the band members major in Jazz Studies. Emmaline incorporates ethereal vocals and lyrics combined with elements of vintage jazz harmonies and modern neo-soul grooves to create a soulful vibe that is unlike any other sound being created in the 21st century.