Music: Talib Kweli - Three-Month Blue Note Residency

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Talib Kweli.

Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic music venues based in Greenwich Village, has announced a special three-month residency featuring Talib Kweli, who will celebrate the 15th anniversary of his iconic album, Quality.

Returning for his seventh Blue Note engagement since 2014, Kweli will appear with a live band for 16 shows on September 7, November 9-11, 2017, and January 25-28, 2018.

Over the past five years, Blue Note Jazz Club has put a prime focus on showcasing special hip-hop programs. Recent shows have included Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek (2009), Lauryn Hill (2011), Yasiin Bey (with special guests Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West - 2011), The Roots (2011), Questlove (2011), and Big Daddy Kane (2013), Prodigy of Mobb Deep (2016-17), among others.

Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. He travels around the globe as one of rap's most in-demand performers combined with his conversations with political activists and his genre-straddling work with Idle Warship and others caused Kweli to realize that he was limited in a sense, a prisoner of sorts of his own success as one of the world's best rappers with something significant to say.

Whether working with Mos Def as one-half of Black Star, partnering with producer Hi-Tek for Reflection Eternal, releasing landmark solo material or collaborating with Kanye West or Madlib, Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of beat.

WHEN: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Thursday - Saturday, November 9-11, 2017
Thursday - Sunday, January 25-28, 2018
Two shows nightly at 8:00PM & 10:30PM

WHERE: Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W. 3rd Street (between 6th Ave and MacDougal St.)
New York City

COST/RESERVATIONS:
$45 - Table, $30 - Bar for all shows
Call 212-475-8592 or visit www.bluenotejazz.com

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