June 3, 2023 11:00 AM
11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
The ReMINDers are a rare and remarkable musical duo, seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that’s hard to beat. Big Samir weaves intricate rhythmic patterns with a bilingual French/English flow, displaying his street-smart credibility in both his lyrics and cool demeanor. This is beautifully complemented by Aja Black's confident delivery, diverse cadences, and unique vocal stylings. The two have an undeniable magical chemistry, as they share more than lyrical abilities and stages; the couple shares a partnership in both music and life, as Samir and Aja have been married for almost a decade.
Releasing their debut album Recollect in 2008, Born Champions in 2012 and their latest Unstoppable in 2019, the ReMINDers have been recognized and applauded for their work internationally through concerts, tours, music awards, TV and radio appearances, and their incredible and dedicated fan base. Having shared the stage with artists such as Les Nubians, Snoop Dogg, Fishbone, Barrington Levy, Nas, Mos Def, Big Boi, KRS-One, Rakim, K'Naan, and others, the ReMINDers have established a firm place in today's ever-evolving music scene, garnering international acclaim while paving a path all their own. Beyond performances and appearances, the duo is constantly and actively engaged with community organizations, schools, and universities, delivering workshops, talks, and specially-catered performances.
More than a shade of the same color that we see time and time again, The ReMINDers transcend the bounds of what is expected. Their stage presence and high-energy shows leave crowds in awe the world over, allowing the duo to uplift and entertain all at once. Their unique mashup of razor-sharp rhymes; raw, soulful vocals; and reggae-tinged hip hop beats form the perfect backdrop for their relevant and inspiring themes, leaving a lasting impression on listeners, with audiences always wanting more. The ReMINDers take their hip hop foundation and move it beyond genre, time, and space to create a global musical experience that is classic and speaks to all those willing to participate.
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102 (651) 224-4222 Downtown Website >
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102