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QNA at Foam Brewers
Friday, October 18th
QNA is a band from New York City. With a cultural background that spans across American, Afro-Caribbean, South-East Asian and European traditions, they make music that reflects their love of adventure. They fuse a multitude of genres; but having studied under the likes of John Pattitucci, Danilo Perez, and The Last Poets, their music is in the language of jazz and hip-hop. XII, their debut EP has attracted the attention of Sway’s Universe amongst others. Their motto is simple: don’t try so hard. Stop overthinking, keep exploring, and stay listening.
“There aren’t many hip-hop acts who illuminate the musicality of hip-hop like New York-based group QNA.” – IMPOSE
“golden-era Hip Hop on steroids.” – EARMILK
“With cerebral lyrics mixed with intense, dizzying improvisation, reminiscent of the golden age of hard bop, the group arises to a place of their own.” – Hip-Hop Headquarters
“intelligent and mature verses augmented by real instrumental musicians and the freedom of improvised music.” – Nextbop
“Sure, jazz and hip-hop have been blended together […] but few do so […] without sounding dated and trapped in the 90’s” – Chicago Sun-Times Entertainment
Show 9pm | Free