Jess Sah Bi & Peter One, Quinn Tsan – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – August 15th, 2019
Jess Sah Bi & Peter One, Quinn Tsan

Jess Sah Bi & Peter One

Quinn Tsan

Thu, August 15, 2019

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$15.00 - $17.00

This event is 18 and over

Jess Sah Bi & Peter One
Jess Sah Bi & Peter One
In the 1980s, Abidjan’s Jess Sah Bi & Peter One became one of the most popular musical acts in not just the Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), but broader West Africa, eventually performing with a full band to stadium-sized audiences at home and throughout Benin, Guinea, Mali and Togo. Although they’d been popular radio and television performers for several years prior, the catalyst for Jess and Peter achieving this new level of stardom was their debut album, Our Garden Needs Its Flowers, recorded and released in 1985.

In contrast with the heaving funk, disco and reggae sounds of the day, Our Garden Needs Its Flowers was a lush fusion of traditional Ivorian village songs and American and English country and folk-rock music. Jess and Peter sang in French, English and Gouro, delivering beautifully harmonized meditations on social injustice and inequality, calls for unity across the African continent, an end to apartheid in South Africa and the odd song for the ladies, all set against lush guitar riffs, rustic harmonica and rollicking feel-good rhythms. Surprisingly, it’s the first time the album has been re-released in a high-fidelity, legally licensed form.
Quinn Tsan
Quinn Tsan
Quinn Tsan is a Chicago based singer-songwriter. Her warm, intimate voice combined with the technicality in her song structure provide a welcome tint to the genre "singer-songwriter." Tsan's 2014 debut EP, Good Winter, received an overwhelming response from listeners and highlighted her ability as a solo artist and a bandleader- a new voice that is distinctly her own. Following the release of Good Winter, Tsan set out to produce a short dance film guided by a 3 song suite written by Tsan, and choreographed by Erin Kilmurray and Josh Anderson, titled Bedrooms. Since its completion in the Fall of 2015, the film has been screened in three film festivals and has taken home prizes in all three. Tsan's upcoming record, 'London, KY', was recorded in Daniel Boone National Park in Kentucky and will be released on October 18th, 2016.

“The music [Tsan] has created is fully realized. The fire in her voice and the biting brilliance in her lyricism are tangible, it’s surprising to learn that her solo career is a relatively new endeavor.” - Chicago Tribune

www.quinntsan.com
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618