“…something beautiful, rare, and absolutely infectious.” – Belly Up
“Inspires, edifies, and uplifts in ways that very few things in this life can.” – Vocal Coalition
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.
The Reminders transcend the bounds of what is expected. 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. The Reminders take their hip hop foundation and move it beyond genre, time, and space to create a global musical experience that speaks to all those willing to participate.
Beyond performances and appearances, the duo is constantly and actively engaged with community organizations, schools, and universities delivering workshops, talks, and specially catered performances.
This event features free education and outreach activities, led by artists. Learn More.
Education and outreach activities associated with this event are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.