Arima Ederra

Fri, November 10, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm



This event is all ages

Presented by Sound on Sound

Noname (born Fatimah Warner) is an American artist from Chicago, Illinois, who blurs the lines of poetry and rap through the music she creates.

Noname grew up in Bronzeville, a historic neighborhood on the southside of Chicago that famously attracted accomplished black artists and intellectuals of all types. Noname first discovered her love for words while taking a creative writing class as a sophmore in high school.

She became enamored with poetry and spoken word, pouring over Def Poetry Jam clips on YouTube and attending open mics around the city. Noname regularly attended and performed at an open mic at Harold Washington Library,YouMedia's Lyricist Loft.

After sessions at YouMedia, Noname would participate in cyphers and started getting into freestyling. When she was just a senior in high school, she placed third in "Louder Than A Bomb", a poetry competition with 120 Chicago high schools in participation. She remained connected with the artists she met at YouMedia and in 2013, her verse on Chance the Rappers "Lost" attracted the beginning of her large fan base, most of whom have been following her every move since.

On July 31st, Noname released her debut project entitled Telefone which was 3 years in the making and highly anticipated by fans and media alike. The project instantly gained critical acclaim, with a rave review in Pitchfork and praise from major outlets like Rolling Stone, Complex, and Dazed & Confused. Noname has been hailed by The FADER, Complex, and Rolling Stone as one of the most exciting and important new artists of 2016.

Thanks to Telefone's success, Noname played some shows in support of Ms. Lauryn Hill, who handpicked Noname to open for her on tour. When first approaching the project, Noname set out to emulate the feeling of talking on the phone with someone for the first time. She describes Telefone as "an introductory conversation with someone you're interested in". But as Noname continued to work on the tape, it also transitioned a bit into mortality: the idea of life and death and the duality between those two things.
Arima Ederra
Arima Ederra
Arima Ederra is a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and visual artist with a mellow, dreamy new expression. Arima, whose name holds truth to its meaning, “Soul Beautiful”, comes from an Ethiopian background and draws inspiration from her African roots as well as an array of musical influences like Amel Larrieux, Amy Winehouse, Little Dragons -Yukimi Nagano, and Lauryn Hill. Growing up Arima’s father also introduced her to traditional Ethiopian music from an early age. She believes her imagination and love for fairy-tale story telling and romanticism stirred from that. Arima captivates listeners with her hypnotic, melancholy and alluring vocals . Arima radiates her voice on previously released tracks such as "Crystal Blue," "Trippin On U", and expresses vulnerability in its purest form with "Retroblame." In December 2012, Arima released her first EP Earth To Arima. The debut project showcased Arima's captivating melodies as well as her nostalgic songwriting. Since her debut project, Arima has collaborated and has been featured on songs with many artists; Warm Brew, JMSN, Dizzy Wright, Chance The Rapper and many more.
Venue Information:
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226