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Vagabon, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

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Holocene (map) Southeast
Sun., Sept. 24, 9 p.m. 2017 All Ages

$12-14

Cameroon-raised and New York-based Lætitia Tamko taught herself guitar using instructional DVDs and early Taylor Swift songs, but traded hopes of stardom for coding classes and a career in circuit-board engineering. But after dropping her lo-fi recordings via Bandcamp, she found herself suddenly lifted up in New York’s indie rock scene, supported by a community of fellow noisemakers who recognized her talent. Tamko’s vocals are deep, powerful, and tinged with an empathetic vulnerability, set against a shimmering background of heaving guitar swells and moments of careful dishevelment. It’s important to note that, among Tamko’s skilled instrumentation and evocative musicianship, she provides sorely needed representation for young Black women in a whitewashed genre not known for its multiculturalism, a fact she takes to heart. She’s joined by Chicago genre-bender and eccentric multi-instrumentalist Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, whose expansive recording history encompasses everything from math rock to screamo to hip-hop to funk-punk. DANIELA SERNA



Holocene

1001 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214
239-7639
Hours: Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
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  • Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
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  • Sun., Sept. 24, 9 p.m. 2017
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