BEST BETDATE: October 12 2012, 9:00 PM to 11:30 PMCost:$20-$25.CATEGORY: MusicVENUE INFORMATION:Bluebird Theater3317 E. Colfax Ave.Denver, CO 80218
On his compelling new record, Brother Ali calls out America's "beautiful ideals and amazing flaws." The outspoken American rapper converted to Islam at 15; now in his thirties, he uses his spirtuality and identity (he's albino) as tools to question the status quo. Mouring in America and Dreaming in Color is both a sharp-minded critique of the state of our nation and a hopeful prayer that we can live up to our constitutional promises of equality. Yet the thought-provoking rapper somehow manages to turn his heartfelt protests into a fun, danceable celebration. Fri 9 p.m.
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