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Jarobi Toussaint Underworld Black Arts Woodward Theater 10/21 10/23

Woodward Theater Presents:

Event: Underworld Black Arts Festival 2022

1. JAROBI (FRI 10/21)
Time: 7PM show
Ages 18+
Advance Tickets $20 (Sept 2 – Oct 20)
Day of Show $25

Time: 6PM show

Ages 18+
Early Tickets: $15 (AUG 27 – SEPT 17)
Advance Tickets: $25 (SEPT 18 – OCT 22)
Day of Show: $30

Venue: The Woodward Theater | 1404 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 | (513) 345-7981 |


ABOUT Friday, October 21:

Jarobi White, founding member of the legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest will light up
Cincinnati's Hip-Hop Heads with his "out of this world” DJ set on October 21, 2022 at the Woodward Theater in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jarobi is the one who introduces the members of the group, calling himself "the mystic man" at the end of the opening track of Tribe's 1990 debut album, “People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm”. (1990)

This album garnered critical acclaim and earned the first five "mic” rating in The Source's (Hip-hop magazine) history!!! We hear him prominently featured on Tribes last album, “We Got It From Here ... Thank You 4 Your Service” (2016) right before the passing of his homie and fellow founding group member Phife Dawg. A Tribe Called Quest was the most commercially successful act in the Native Tongues collective, with all six of its albums certified either gold or platinum.

In 2007, Jarobi was honored with Tribe at the 4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors!!!

Jarobi serves up a hot flavor filled set of upbeat sounds and grooves from his youth in the 1970’s and up through the 80's, 90's to the present. He describes himself as "a tour guide" on Tribe's first album, "providing the vibe backbone" with smooth like butter intros and outros ... exactly what his DJ set feels like, as he guides you through decades of Black Culture with Hip-hop party anthems old and new, along with R&B, Worldbeat, Soul, Pop and Trap!!!
You'll hear some Tribe joints, but you are more likely to hear music the group sampled. Jarobi's library, organized by beats per minute, covers everything from Frank Ocean to Ghostface Killah to Michael Jackson. He’ll keep you sweatin' on the dance floor and lovin' every moment of it!!!
Napoleon and Kimberly welcome Jarobi White to the 4th Edition of the UnderWorld Black Arts Festival!!! Joining Jarobi for this Celebration of Hip-Hop are several exciting Cincinnati artists (TBA).

PLUS Very Special Guest:
Vince Fraser “The Artivist” with his AfroFuturist projections (from London, UK)!

Presented in conjunction by BLINK Cincinnati.


ABOUT Sunday, October 23:

A Black History Salute To The Great Revolutionary Haitian General.

A musical tribute to a Black Revolutionary, Haitian General Toussaint L'Ouverture.
This Quartet features Napoleon Maddox, Jowee Omicil & musical guests.

Burnt Sugar Arkestra performs featuring Cincy-Nancy Sister City Association w/ youth spoken word performances, inspired by pen-pal letters between Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy (CCPA) and Loritz Lycee School (Nancy, Fr).

STOCKBOY featuring Brent Olds, John Gentry, and Michael Taylor.

***Sponsored by Common Good Alliance - Haile Foundation - Cincy-Nancy Sister Cities Association***

Official Music Video: The Liberation of L'Ouverture's Spirit by the Black Napoleon:

Napoleon Maddox Talks Toussaint L'Ouverture Project: Short Documentary Filmed at Château de Joux in France:

Review of L'Ouverture de Toussaint that debuted at the legendary New Morning venue in Paris, France on February 23, 2022:

Recent interview of Napoleon Maddox on SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar, WCET, PBS CINCINNATI:


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