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Second Language: The Story of Illnomadic

Dec 14, 2019

Location: Shangri La

5:00-7:30 PM
Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design
$35 |  Get tickets - Sold out, waitlist only.

Join us for an epic night of storytelling, poetry and music with Hawai‘i-based hip hop artist, Navid Najafi (aka Illnomadic)! Coinciding with the Iranian celebration of Shab-e Yalda (winter solstice festival) and joined by some of Hawaii’s celebrated hip hop artists, Iranian-born Najafi will debut his new album, “Second Language,” to create an experience that blends ancient traditions and contemporary trends across cultures and artistic genres. 

Ticket includes a download link to “Second Language.” Food and beverages will be served. 

NAVID NAJAFI is a founding member of local conscious rap collective, the Super Groupers, and a two-time Na Hoku Hanohano Hip Hop Album of the Year award winner.  Born in Tehran, Iran and raised in New York, Najifi found home when he moved to Hawai‘i after finishing high school. Aligned with the core Hawaiian values of Aloha 'Āina, Najafi has become an active artist, organizer, teacher, mentor and volunteer in the community. As a native Farsi speaker, Najafi considers English to be his second language but discovered that music and art often operate as a universal second language.  His style is activated hip hop with lyrics that explore themes of migration, culture, solidarity and home.


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