Free Verse is expanding its efforts to include events throughout the year! First up is hip-hop / harp duo Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise. What do they sound like? A mix of Tribe Called Quest & Joanna Newsom.
Philadelphia’s MC/ Poet/ Songwriter Kuf Knotz and classically trained Harpist / Vocalist/ Music Therapist Christine Elise have combined forces, with a similar vision, wanting to create positive, forward thinking music. Both individuals are intrinsically motivated to foster community growth through musical expression.
Kuf Knotz is one of today’s fastest emerging alternative artists which has led him to open for a very diverse number of acts: Ms Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Common, G-love, Wyclef Jean, Slick Rick, The Wailers, Robert Randolph, Steel Pulse, Arrested Development, Robert Glasper, Inspectah Deck, Rising Appalachia, Zac Deputy, Josh Ritter, B.O.B, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Kabaka Pyramid, Yellowman , Soulive , Easy Star Allstars, Ozomatli & Bruce Springsteen.
Christine Elise has a strong background in music therapy, having facilitated group sessions for professionals and clients in the USA, South Africa, Peru and Jamaica.
She has presented at national and regional music therapy conferences, with a focus on her community music therapy work, as well as written scholarly articles published by Music Therapy Perspectives.
The duo created an album titled “Higher Grounds” in June 2018 and have been touring throughout North America since.
This event is free to attend, with a suggested donation of $5-10.